Traditional South and North Indian Food
Some typical south and north Indian foods and their nutrient content – either beneficial or harmful – are described below.
1. Cooked White Rice
White rice is a cereal grain with the husk, bran and germ removed. It is one of the staple (basic) foods of a north Indian diet. It is a good source of carbohydrates, especially for gluten-sensitive individuals and diabetics. It is low in fiber, so it may cause constipation.
Nutrition facts: One cup of cooked rice (158 grams) contains:
- 205 calories
- 45 g carbohydrates (starch)
- 4 g proteins
- Less than 1 g fat
- Less than 1 g fiber
- Vitamins, minerals: folate and manganese