Makhanas are also called fox nuts or lotus seeds. These come from a plant called Euryale Fox which grows in stagnant water. Makhanas are low in sodium content and high in potassium and magnesium, making them useful for people with high blood pressure. The high calcium content makes them great for bone and teeth health. The astringent properties in fox nuts help reduce kidney problems. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make them excellent for reducing chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
Makhanas are low glycaemic index foods, which make them good for diabetes.
The calcium and iron content present in makhanas make them great for pregnant women.
It is seasonal.