Health Benefits of Chironji seeds (Charoli)

Chironjiseeds, also known as charoli are derived from a tree called Buchanania Lanzan. This plant bears fruits and each fruit encloses a single Chironji seed. These seeds can be consumed raw and are usually fried or roasted to increase flavour. Charoli has a unique nutty taste which is mildly sweet and acidic.


Nutritional facts of Chironji Seeds

Chironji seeds contain a low level of calories. They are a good source of proteins, fiber, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. They also contain vitamins B1, B2, and C. The oil present in chironji contains chemicals such as galactoside, tannin, and flavonoids. 

10 gm chironji seeds contain 65.6 calories, 1.9 gm of proteins, 1.21 gm of carbohydrates, 5.91 gm of fat, 380 mg of fiber, 27.9 mg of calcium, 0.85 mg of iron, 53 mg of phosphorus, and 0.5 mg of vitamin C.


Potential Health Benefits of Chironji Seeds

1/5. Improves digestion and regularises bowel movement

1. The astringent properties of charoli seeds help regularise bowel movements and in assisting the binding of stools thus, curing diarrhoea. 

2. The astringent properties of charoli seeds are effective in treating several complicated digestive complaints.


2/5. Improves reproductive health

The aphrodisiac properties of Chironji seeds make these seeds effective in treating reproductive complaints such as impotence, premature ejaculation, and loss of libido.


3/5. Helps in wound healing

The anti-microbial and anti-biofilm properties of Chironji help in healing wounds. Chironji seeds hasten wound healing and also help in tissue remodeling.


4/5. Controls blood sugar

The extract of Chironji seeds contains antioxidant properties that decrease oxidative stress and controls blood sugar. Chironji offers several nutrients that help in treating diabetes.


Other possible Benefits…

Charoli seeds produce numerous health benefits, apart from the health benefits mentioned above, it also produces few more such as has a cooling effect on the body, promotes skin health, keeps the skin moisturised, removes dark spots and blemishes, protects the skin against infections, prevents acne, clears nasal congestion, promotes healthy weight loss, improves memory, boosts energy.

Also improves semen quality, acts as an expectorant, treats ulcer, purifies blood, boosts the immune system, treats rheumatic pains, improves memory, relieves fatigue, treats respiratory problems, relieves itchy skin, exfoliates the skin, cure mouth ulcers, strengthen the heart, and helps with fatigue.

Regular consumption of Chironji seeds helps in boosting libido, vitality, and sexual ability. Chiroji is also traditionally used for its immunity boosting property.


How to incorporate Chironji Seeds in the Diet?

Chironji seeds can be consumed raw, fried, or roasted. They are usually fried or roasted to enhance their flavour. They can be utilised in making a range of dishes, from sweet to savoury. They offer a nutty flavour. They can be added to our diet in a variety of ways, some of them are as follows…

  • As a garnish.
  • To make bread
  • Mixed with sweets.
  • Used to flavour batters.
  • Used to thicken savoury sauces.
  • Stewed into rich and meaty kormas.
  • Sprinkled over fruit salads, and soups.
  • Added in baking products and desserts.

How to prepare Chironji Nuts Burfi?

Take 100 gm of almonds andsoak them for 5-6 hours.

Grind the soaked almonds into a paste.

Chop chironji seeds and 100 gm cashew very finely and slightly fry them in ghee.

Take 2tps desi ghee in a wide bottom pan. Pour the almond paste in the pan and roast it till the water dries up completely.

Add 100 gm pistachio into the roasted almond mixture and roast it till a nice aroma arises.

Add chironji, cashew, and elaichi powder.

Take 250 gm of sugar and prepare sugar syrup of 2 thread consistency. Let the syrup cool.  Add dry fruits mix into it and make barfi of the desired shape.

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