How Many Calories Are in Your Konafa?

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As Egyptians we don’t take desserts lightly during Ramadan. Konafa has specifically become the king of the dessert table in recent years, with every variation now available and ranging from classic to as unorthodox as your imagination can take you. Today, we break down the calorific content of the most popular options this year to help you make a more informed choice.

  Calorie Content* (per serving)
Plain Konafa 512
Konafa with Mixed Nuts 563
Konafa with Ricotta Cheese 566
Konafa with Mangos 570
Konafa with Oreo Cake 650
Konafa with Eshta 652
Konafa with Nutella 662
Konafa Cheesecake 712
Konafa with Red Velvet 772
Konafa with Maltesers 780
Konafa with Rice Pudding and Basbusa 860

*Note – all of the caloric information above are estimates. Actual figures may vary depending on the specific recipe used. A serving size can be estimated as a piece the size of 3 fingers.

Now that you have an idea how many calories are in the different konafa variations out there (shocking we know, but true), we have one piece of advice for you, because the true aim of this article is not to scare you. If you are craving konafa every now and then during Ramadan, by all means have it; we are all about balance after all.  However, sticking to more traditional or lighter dessert options without the frills and fancy toppings will spare your body a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. This way, you are having one sweet treat rather than combining four different desserts together and expecting your body to just deal with it.

 

Donia Hilal is a certified nutritionist with a degree in Nutrition from King’s College London. Her work focuses on women’s health in the Middle East, wellness, weight loss, and optimal pre- and post-natal nutrition. Passionate about real food and evidence based nutrition advice, Donia welcomes and enjoys guiding clients throughout every stage of their journey towards a healthier, happier life.

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