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Halva and Keto Diet - Is It Keto-Friendly

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on May 05, 2022
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU

Is Halva Keto?

Traditional halva contains a high amount of net carbs. It is made of granulated sugar, tahini, and nuts, which can provide a high amount of net carbs.

Halva has a small amount of fiber and a high amount of net carbs, 56g per 100g and 16g per serving accordingly.

In summary, the number of net carbs makes halva unsuitable for a Keto Diet.

You can also visit the Halva Nutrition page to see its complete nutritional profile.

One serving size of halva (28.35 grams) provides:

Calories: 117

Protein: 4g

Fat: 6

Total carbs: 17

Fiber: 1g

Net Carbs

A standard Keto Diet recommends a net carb daily consumption of 20g - 30g. Of 17g of carbs per serving, halva provides 16 net carbs. So consuming a serving of halva, you will reach the limit of net carb in keto.

Sugar-Free Keto Halva

Although traditional halva is high in net carbs due to its sugar content, there are healthy and sugar-free alternatives to halva. These alternatives contain a tiny amount of net carbs, making them suitable for the keto diet. The ingredients are tahini, erythritol, and water. According to the International Food Information Council, erythritol (a type of carb that does not count toward net carbs) is a sugar alcohol with zero net carbs, and it is considered ket-friendly.

In the case of the keto diet, try sugar-free keto halva.

Summary

Halva is not Ket-friendly due to its net carbs content. It is high in overall carbs and sugars, which means consumption of halva can kick you out of keto.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945587/
Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: May 05, 2022
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