Shrikhand is a curd/yogurt based sweet that is quite popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat of India. It is prepared during festivals like Diwali and Dusshera. It is thick and creamy, and is made from hung curd where curd is strained through a cloth. It contains strained yogurt or curd, nuts, spices, and sugar. Shirkhand can be a diabetic sweet provided the sugar content is reduced.
Consuming unsweetened curd or yogurt made from low-fat milk has some health benefits. It is full of nutrients and low in carbohydrates. Moreover, the glycemic index of plain yogurt is just 14 making it a low glycemic index food. This means that once digested, yogurt is not converted into sugars soon. Including yogurt in your diabetes diet plan is beneficial.
Health benefits of yogurt
- It is loaded with calcium and is good for the bones
Assists in regulating cholesterol levels
- Helps in reducing high blood pressure
- Assists in digestion and prevents heartburn
- Reduces the risk of colorectal cancers
- Helps in weight loss
- It is full of nutrients like magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and vitamins
When it comes to Shrikhand, it can be consumed as a diabetic sweet provided it is made with lesser amounts of sugar. However, it should be consumed in moderation.
Calories in Srikhand (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||0.61 gm.|
Vitamins in Srikhand (100 gm.)
|Vitamin A||69.4 μg.|
|Vitamin B2||0.45 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||0.22 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||27.99 μg.|
|Vitamin C||2.24 mg.|
|Vitamin D2||0.03 μg.|