How much protein in Chapati?

September 22, 2020

    What is Chapati?

    Chapati is also known as roti or phulka and is a flatbread native to India.

    The chapatis are made from whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour is also known as atta, mixed with the dough with water, oil, and optional salt. While making Chapati, you can use ghee or oil. With various names, Chapati is common in the Indian diet.

    How much protein in Chapati?

    Protein in Chapati depends on several factors, such as the amount of flour that goes into the Chapati, the Chapati's size, the type of flour (atta), etc.

    There are several types of flour, such as refined wheat flour and whole wheat flour.

    In this article, we will consider the whole wheat.

    100 grams of flour (approx. small bowlful) have 13.3 grams of fiber, 84 g of carbohydrates, and 13 g of protein. Depending upon size generally, one Chapati is approximately 30g. Therefore one Chapati has around 4g of protein.

    See, Chapati is a source of complex carbohydrates than a source of protein. With that, Chapati has a second-class (incomplete) protein. I will recommend eating Chapati for carbohydrates (complex carbohydrates), not protein.

    Chapati nutrition table

    Here we are considering whole wheat chapati.

    Serving size = 1 Piece (50g)

    • Calories: 120 kcal
    • Protein: 4g
    • Fat: 3g
    • Carbs: 20g
    How much protein in Chapati? 1
    Source: Myfitnesspal

    Why is Chapati better than other types of bread?

    Usually, we consume white bread, which is a fast-digesting & a simple carbohydrate. This white bread gets digested easily. Therefore, it raises blood sugar very quickly, and with that, it also gives energy for a very short period. You might be noticed that you get hungry again in a few hours of eating white bread.

    Chapati and whole wheat brown bread is slow digesting and complex carbohydrate. Since it takes time to digest Chapati and brown bread, our blood sugar rises slowly compared to white bread, and they give us long-lasting energy.

    Now bread is more processed food than Chapati. While making commercial bread, they do various processes on it. They add preservatives and a lot of sodium. In contrast, we don't process that much while making Chapati.

    Therefore if possible, it is better to consume Chapati than bread. Sometimes you can eat small bowlful of rice instead of chapati.

    FAQs

    1. How many calories in chapati?

      There are 120 kcal calories in one Chapati (50g).

    2. How many fats in chapati?

      One Piece (50g) chapati has 3g of fats.

    3. How many carbs in chapati?

      There are 20 grams of carbs in chapati (50g).

    4. Is chapati good for weight loss?

      If you are going to lose weight or not is depends upon your caloric intake. If you are in a caloric deficit then you will lose weight.
      Now since Chapati is a slow-digesting carbohydrate you will not get hungry easily therefore your caloric intake might get reduced. You have to follow a healthy diet plan.
      Depending on your calorie requirement, you have to create a caloric deficit. Someone might need 2000 calories or some need 1200 calories to lose weight.

    5. Can Chapati gain weight?

      No, if eaten in a caloric deficit.
      Yes, if eaten in a caloric surplus.

    6. Can chapati cause constipation?

      No, In contrast, chapati might reduce constipation because it has a high fiber amount.

    7. Is chapati keto friendly

      No, chapati have high carbs. so you can't eat it on a keto diet.

    8. Does chapati flour contain gluten

      Yes, We use wheat flour in chapati and wheat has a protein called gluten therefore Chapati contains gluten.

    9. Will chapati make you fat?

      Simply no. Just it in a caloric deficit.

    10. Will chapati cause gas?

      Most of the time no. But if you are gluten intolerant then it might cause you gas.

    11. Will chapati reduce weight?

      Weight loss depends on your overall diet. If you eat more than you need you will gain weight.

    12. How long can I keep atta/chapati dough in the fridge?

      Even though it can be stored for up to 72 hours, but use it in 24 hours. If you use it after 24 hours you won't get soft chapati.

    13. Will chapati reduce diabetes?

      Mostly not. Since it is high in carbs.

    14. Why chapati is not good for health?

      Who said it? It is healthy and tasty!

    15. Which chapati flour is best?

      The one which made up of only wheat.

    16. What chapati called in English?

      Chapati is known as Indian flatbread

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