Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Sugar and processed food have been inextricably intertwined for decades now. Sugar or sucrose as some call it, has many technological properties that are beneficial for large scale food manufacturers. Before food processing turned industrial, sugar along with salt and fat were used primarily as preservatives. They were added to homemade condiments jams, ketchup, pickles, etc. … Continue reading Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Bean to Bar: Sustainable Chocolate in India

The simplest way to differentiate sustainable chocolate from regular chocolate is to understand the differences in their method of production. Many companies boast of using sustainable methods to procure, produce and package their chocolates, however only a handful actually qualify. Any product, when sustainably made, takes into consideration every aspect of the supply chain to … Continue reading Bean to Bar: Sustainable Chocolate in India

Sandwich Bread

Amongst commercially sold baked goods, packaged bread has one of the highest amounts of preservatives and additives. Being a staple, most households consume sandwich bread multiple, if not once, times a day.  Many people believe that opting for bread that is 'gluten-free', 'whole-wheat', 'zero trans fat', etc. negates the ill effects of consuming processed white … Continue reading Sandwich Bread