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Natural Foxnuts (Makhana)

Makhana (foxnut) comes from plant called Euryale fox which grows in stagnant water of wetlands or ponds in Eastern Asia. Euryale is a perennial plant native to eastern Asia and is found in Bihar & Manipur to Korea, Japan and some parts of East Russia. It is an aquatic dry fruit that is cultivated mostly in north east Bihar and is also called God’s Food and is completely free from any harmful chemicals. It has been used in Chinese medicine since 3000 years and finds an important place in science of Ayurveda.

Benefits of Foxnuts(Makhana)

•  It is a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc.
•  High in protein content that aids absorption of calcium and reduces problems related to arthritis and osteoporosis as it helps maintain calcium levels.
•  Low in sodium content which makes them useful for people with high blood pressure.
•  Low glycemic index and higher protein than most high carbohydrates food like rice, bread, rotis, etc, hence highly useful for diabetics.
•  Has astringent properties, hence useful for kidney ailments.
•  It has anti-spasmodic qualities that helps to relax nerves and get better sleep, can help get rid of insomnia.
•  Rich in anti-oxidants with presence of natural flavonoid called kaempferol that helps prevent inflammation, ageing and reducing stress.
•  Rich in fibre, gluten free, protein rich so can be used in weight loss as well as for digestion problems like constipation. (Can be used as a coffee substitute)
•  It has aphrodisiac properties that increase libido in men and women both, improves sperm quality in men and fertility in women.
•  Can act as a spleen detoxifier as it boasts proper functioning of spleen

Why Svaguna?

Our makhana come from Madhubani in the state of Bihar where they are naturally produced aiding in giving employment to locals of the district. We recommend one uses the raw form and roasts them by self as it is best form to have instead of purchasing the processed varieties available in the market. In case someone wants different flavours, we make them fresh and can supply.


•  In case one is suffering from chronic diarrhea then avoid makhana
•  People suffering from cold and flue should avoid eating makhana

Best form to have:

•  Perfect in between meals as snack.
•  Roasted makhana with different flavorings
•  As a vegetable or kheer, desserts, etc