Keep Winter Blues Away by Including Sarson ka Saag in Your Diet

Here are the health benefits of sarson ka saag and why you should include it in your diet right away!

Published: January 8, 2022 4:13 PM IST

By India.com Lifestyle Staff | Edited by KS Swati

Keep Winter Blues Away by Including Sarson ka Saag in Your Diet. Picture Credits: Pixabay
Keep Winter Blues Away by Including Sarson ka Saag in Your Diet. Picture Credits: Pixabay

The winter season marks the onset of luscious seasonal dishes, fruits, and vegetables. People wait for devour into makki ki roti with butter and other elements like onion, pickle, chili and jaggery. Mustard leaves, also known as sarson ke patte, are known for their nutritious benefits like low calorie and high in antioxidant properties.

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Taking it to Instagram, Bhuvan Rastogi, a renowned nutritionist, shares important benefits of sarso ka saag. An excerpt from the caption read,” Sarson patte or mustard greens are extremely low in calories and high in antioxidants as many other dark green leaves. There is a misconception that antioxidants are lost when the leaves are cooked, but because of loss of water the density goes up.”

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According to Rastogi, DV (daily value or recommended daily intake) states the nutrition database of 1 cup (240ml) of sarson ka saag (without oil) has

  • 96% of DV of Vitamin A
  • 690% of DV of vitamin K
  • 0.7 g fat
  • 6g carbs out of which 2.8g fibre
  • 3.6g protein

“Vitamin K is an antioxidant which is found nearly exclusively in dark green leaves and one of the major reasons to add salad to diet nutritionally. Unlike vitamin C it is not reduced when cooked hence the saag or bhuji preparation of seasonal greens is extremely healthy and antioxidant rich,” says Rastogi.

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Published Date: January 8, 2022 4:13 PM IST