Fox nuts are popular as ‘Makhana’. Used for centuries as a snack food, fox nuts have myriad benefits. Such is their beneficial properties that the Chinese use it as a medicine. Fox nuts help to strengthen spleen and kidneys. Almonds, walnuts, cashews and other dry fruits pale in comparison to fox nuts when it comes to nutritional value. Indian cuisine makes ample use of these. They can be had roasted with a sprinkling of spices and condiments to provide a tasty treat.
Fox nuts have really high protein content.
Fox nuts make for great anti-ageing food as they have an abundance of anti-oxidants. A handful every day can keep you looking younger and making your skin glow.
The catch is that they must not be consumed as a fried snack.
Fox nuts are high in fibre
Fox nuts are great detoxifying agents.
They aid in flushing out toxins from the body
Fox nuts have a low glycemic index which means that they release glucose slowly in the blood. This keeps
you feeling full for longer.
Those suffering from wheat allergies can gorge on fox nuts as they are gluten-free but still high on protein and carbohydrate content.
They are high on magnesium and potassium and low on sodium