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Sabudana as Vrat Food during Navratri – Health Benefits

Sabudana is an important food consumed by those devotees undertaking Navratri Vrat. The important health benefit of Sabudana is that it is a pure source of carbohydrate. It gives a quick dose of energy to people who are fasting. Other health benefits are:

  • It prevents gas.
  • Sabudana helps in boosting metabolism.
  • It can help in curing indigestion.
  • It helps in alleviating common stomach ailments.
  • Sabudana Kheer helps in neutralizing body temperature.
It must be noted that Sabudana does not have any nutritional value.

Sabudana is extracted from the roots of cassava plant (tapioca). The tapioca root is dried and it is then powdered and converted into white pearls.

It is widely used during various fasting in Hinduism. It is also an important ingredient in kheer and payasam.