Peanuts, also known as ‘goober pea’, ‘earth nuts’, ‘ground nuts’ and ‘mungfali’, is being peddled as one of the healthiest nuts in the market today. Earlier shunned away due to its high fat and sodium content, more and more studies are now being published highlighting the health benefits associated with regular consumption of them. Its … Continue reading Nuts about Peanuts
Carbohydrates make up one of the three macronutrients known to mankind. They are usually categorised based on their chemical structure: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates contain one or two sugar molecules linked together, whereas complex carbohydrates have more than two sugar molecules linked together. Simple Carbohydrates – pastries, table sugar, refined foods, sodas Complex Carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbohydrates: Quantity v/s Quality
For years now I have been trying to grown my own Basil. I constantly find excuses to use it in everything I make; from bread, chocolate mousse, sandwiches, pizzas, etc. So it was only natural that I find a way to grow it myself without having to spend lots of money every time I go to … Continue reading Vegan Basil & Walnut Pesto
Our grandparents and great grandparents grew up on a variety of different homemade condiments that provided them with an excellent sources of natural vitamins and nutrients. Most of these condiments were made from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal fruits and nuts. As a result their diets were rich and diverse and so they did not … Continue reading Nut Butters: Why are they better?
With Mango season right around the corner, it is essential we remember why one must make the most of it. Mangoes have a host of essential vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, etc. which give them an enviable position in the food chain. Loved by most people and animals, this king of fruits has rightfully earned its title … Continue reading Mango: The King of Good Health
Most of us are aware that vitamin C is good for us. We know we can find it in citrus foods and that it does wonders for our skin. However, is it really essential to our well-being? Can it be substituted for another vitamin? Can it be stored? Here are some of the answers: What … Continue reading Essential Nutrients: Vitamin C
Nuts and seeds are mother nature's best gift to mankind. They are versatile, easy to store and extremely delicious. Healthiest in its natural form or lightly toasted on low heat (without oil), they make for the perfect snack option as they can be easily packed and can be stored at room temperature. Why are the referred … Continue reading Brain Food: Nuts & Seeds