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From the crispy Indian pakora to the universally loved French fries, fried snacks are popular all across the world due to their appealing taste and crunchy texture.

While these fried snacks are enjoyed as a go-to comfort food by people of all ages, have you ever wondered about their nutritional value and overall impact on health?

Are these beloved fried snacks suitable for regular consumption or should we consider baked alternatives for their health and nutritional benefits?

 If you are going through the same dilemma, then we are ready to help.

Nutritional Benefits of Baked Snacks

Better nutrient retention

Fried snacks often lose a significant portion of their nutrient content due to the high temperatures involved in deep frying. Vitamins and minerals (especially heat-sensitive vitamins like vitamin C) are reduced during this process. On the other hand, baked snacks retain most of their nutrients because they are cooked at lower temperatures and for shorter durations. This process makes baked snacks a healthier option and helps in providing essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs for nourishment.

Reduced calories intake

In general, baked snacks have lower calorie content. Fried snacks are typically drenched in oil and are high in calories.  Research shows, consuming high-calorie foods frequently causes weight gain which increases the risk of developing diabetes and other lifestyle diseases like cardiac problems.

For example, a medium serving of French fries can contain around 365-427 calories, while a similar serving of baked potato wedges might only have about 143-160 calories. Thus, choosing baked snacks helps in maintaining a healthy calorie intake and works great in healthy weight management.

Free from Carcinogenic Elements (Acrylamide)

Frying at high temperatures can lead to the formation of harmful compounds like acrylamide which is a potential carcinogen. According to the National Cancer Institute, acrylamide is found in higher concentrations in fried foods and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer in animal studies. Baked snacks are less likely to contain this harmful substance due to low-temperature cooking. Thus, they can be used as a safer snack choice and also provide long-term health benefits.

Low unhealthy fat content (trans fat etc.)

Fried snacks are often high in trans fats, which are known to increase the risk of heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, consuming trans fats increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Baked snacks on the other hand are typically lower in trans fats and contribute to better heart health.

 Less greasy and easy to digest

Fried snacks are often greasy and heavy. Excessive oil can lead to digestive discomfort, including bloating and indigestion. Baked snacks contain lower oil content thus, they are lighter and easier on the stomach and offer improved digestibility.

Environment friendly  

Baking is generally considered a more environmentally friendly cooking method than frying. It uses less oil and energy. Thus, it reduces waste and pollution. By choosing baked snacks, you not only benefit your health but also contribute to a healthier planet.

Introducing SkyRoot’s Healthier Baked Snack Alternatives: Millet Crispy (A Delicious and Nutritious Choice)

SkyRoot’s has recently launched a range of baked snacks that combine great taste with exceptional nutritional benefits.

SkyRoot’s Millet Crispy snacks are a delightful blend of health and flavor. They are made from nutritious millets; these snacks are baked to perfection to ensure that you get all the benefits of millets without the drawbacks of fried snacks.

SkyRoot’s Millet Crispy comes in a variety of mouth-watering flavors:

  • Millet crispy Magic Masala: A spicy and tangy treat that excites the taste buds.
  • Millet crispy Sour Cream and Onion: A classic flavor combination that’s creamy and savory.
  • Millet crispy Pizza Masala: A delightful fusion of Italian and Indian spices.
  • Millet crispy Lime and Mint: A refreshing flavor that’s perfect for a light, zesty snack.

Conclusion

In conclusion, snacking has become an integral part of the modern lifestyle. Therefore, opting for healthier snack options has become crucial to maintain healthy weight and improve overall well-being.

If you are looking for healthier baked snack options, please check out our latest offering – millet crispies.  Visit our website to explore the full range of flavors and order your favorites. Make the switch to healthier snacking with SkyRoots and enjoy every bite guilt-free!