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Calories in Jowar Roti

| By Brian Willett
Calories in Jowar Roti
Jowar roti is a type of Indian flatbread. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

As the culinary website IndiaCurry.com explains, jowar roti is a flatbread made of sorghum flour. This bread is popular in North India and is rich in carbohydrates and high in calories.

Calories

A 100-g serving of jowar roti contains 349 calories, according to nutrition resource LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate. MayoClinic.com explains that it would take about 90 minutes of weightlifting to burn off that many calories.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates provide the majority of the calories in jawar roti. According to MyPlate, a 100-g serving of jawar roti contains 73 g of carbohydrates. Of these carbohydrates, only 2 g come from fiber, a nutrient that Colorado State University explains may help you feel full. Because of the low fiber content, jawar roti may not fill you up, despite the high calorie count.

Protein

A 100-g serving of jawar roti contains 10 g of protein, a nutrient essential for building muscle and other bodily tissues.

Fat

A 100-g serving of jawar roti contains 2 g of fat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests consuming 20 percent to 35 percent of your total calories from fat.

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author image Brian Willett
Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
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