Gulab Jamun is a mouth watering sweet dish however, it is not considered very healthy as it comes with a number of calories. It is recommended not to consume it if you are trying to maintain or reduce your weight.
A small sized ball of gulab jamun contains as many as 150 calories out of which 89.9% of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates and the remaining 10.2% calories come from fat. There is no protein content present in this sweet dish and thus none of the calories in it are obtained from proteins. The total fat content in an equal sized gulab jamun is 1 gram and carbohydrate content in it is 20 grams.
There are various ways of preparing gulab jamun. Certain recipes may involve using some other oil. Other ingredients and flavors are also added in it to give it a unique taste. Two pieces of gulab jamun, prepared using a recipe different from the one mentioned above, contain a total of 288 calories. Out of these 288 calories 188 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of gulab jamun is 20.1 grams, carbohydrate content in it is 23.7 gram, sugar content is 20.08 gram, protein content is 4.7 gram, cholesterol content in it is 58 mg and sodium content in it is 178 mg. It also contains 600 IU of vitamin A, 1.2 mg of Vitamin C, 160 mg of calcium and traces of certain other vitamins and minerals.
Commercially prepared gulab jamun usually has more number of calories in comparison to those prepared at home. This is because the commercially prepared gulab jamun contain a number of additional ingredients which are included to give them a special flavor. You may also purchase gulab jamun mix from the market and prepare gulab jamun at home if you wish to avoid huge calorie consumption.