Puffed Rice (Maramaralu) Nutrition

Puffed rice is called maramaralu in telugu. It is made with rice by filling air in rice grain. So that the grains of rice become larger and lighter, while also reducing moisture to achieve a crisp texture consistency. Here, in this article we are going to know about the nutritional facts of puffed rice.

It is usually made by heating rice kernels under high pressure in the presence of steam, we can make many types of dishes with puffed rice. Puffed rice is low in calories, so that we can them into weight loss diet. But we should consider another two things which helps in weight loss.

They are fibre and protein. While protein is useful to muscle building and help in weight loss and fibre is required to feel full. But puffed rice doesn’t contain fibre so that we feel hungry soon.

If we add other ingredients to puffed rice, we can obtain calories and some nutrients belonging to that food item which we added. Now, puffed rice is available with fortification by vitamins and minerals. So that nutritive values are increased.

Nutritional facts

NutrientsAmount per 100 g
Energy325 kcal
Carbohydrates73.6 g
Protein7.5 g
Fat0.1 g
Fiber0.3 g
Calcium23 mg
Iron6.6 mg
Phosphorous150 mg
Niacin4.0 mg
puffed rice nutrients value per 100g

Consuming or daily intake of 100 grams of puffed rice every day strengthens the bones, because it is packed with vitamins. It is rich in vitamin D, vitamin B2 and vitamin B1. Apart from this, it also contains calcium. Women often complain of weakening of bones. To avoid this, 100 grams of puffed rice should be taken every day and this also lowers the problems of week teeth and bones.