Jalebi among world’s most fattening foods

 

Jalebi is one of the favourite sweets of Indians, but it has featured on an American news website’s list of fat-tening food items across the globe.Huffingtonpost.com has come out with the following list of unhealthy dishes in the world:Jalebi, India: Jalebi is a deep-fried dough that is soaked in a sugary syrup. This plain fried dough is un-healthy on its own.Calzone, Italy: A traditional calzone uses the same amount of dough as an entire pizza-which serves four people. The Campania region of Italy gave birth to this version of pizza that is even unhealthier than the original. In a calzone, to-matoes, mozzarella and other tra-ditional pizza toppings are stuffed into an easy-to-eat dough pocket and then served.Acaraje, Brazil: A mere tablespoon of palm oil contains seven grams of saturated fat that makes the food taste great but is bad for health. Brazil’s acaraje is a black-eyed peas formed into a ball, deep-fried in palm oil, and then stuffed with spicy pastes made from dried shrimp, ground cashews and more palm oil.Churros, Spain: A popular way for locals here to start the day is with a meal of churros. These are fried-dough pastries which are dipped in sugar and cinnamon and then dipped in a thick hot-chocolate drink.Khachapuri, Georgia: It’s a bread bowl that is stuffed with melted cheese and topped with an egg and a large pad of butter.Nutella crepes, France: Two table-spoons of sweet chocolaty Nutella spread has 200 calories (110 of which are from fat). Many street carts and restaurants there fry up batter in butter and make thin pancake-like pockets which deliver Nutella. The crepes are usually topped with powdered sugar and sometimes even whipped cream.Deep-fried Mars bars, Scotland: A Mars bar which is deep-fried is a melted chocolate bar. The Mars candy company feels that the deep-fried dessert is not in line with the company’s goal of promoting a ‘healthy and active’ lifestyle.