Indian food culture is as old as our civilization and grew by imbibing various traditions that have transcended through centuries of conquests, political changes and social customs.
Wild grains like wheat & barley and herbs introduced to us by the Indus valley civilization, spices and desi ghee by Mughals, tea by Chinese and red chili by Portuguese, we have all of their influences to acknowledge in our culture.
However evolution rather than revolution is the key to imbibing practices and culture. With lifestyles more haphazard than ever, commercial processed sugary snacks, frozen foods, restaurant apps have taken center stage, against the basic staples, fruits and nuts cultivated locally throughout. Ingredients no longer pronounceable, loaded with artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners and stabilized with trans fats, leaving real food no longer valued. The nutritional and dietary requirements of the body have compromised causing a peak in lifestyle induced diseases. Moreover, Mediterranean diets, intermittent fasts, skipped meals and other fads promise you weight loss but adversely affect the immune system in the long run. It is a question to be posed, whether you intend to lose a few pounds or a few years?
Regardless of what dietary regime you choose to follow, portioning is a key consideration. Meals need to be nutritious, healthy and satisfying while maintaining a balance of carbohydrates, protein, fats and fibre. The aroma, flavor, color and more importantly nutritional benefits of spices, nuts and grains far surpass the convenience aspect of frozen fruits.
· A handful of almonds and chia seeds can be a healthy meal enhancer on your salads.
· Sunflower or pumpkin seeds plain or salted can replace your evening fried snacks or granola with some smoothie on the side can serve as your midnight cravings. Rich in carbs, protein and fibre these healthy yet tasty alternatives can help serve as a base of the healthy food pyramid.
· A switch from aerated drinks or sports drinks to “Masala Chai” can not only help refresh the body, but also help build immunity. Spices like turmeric, cardamom, clove, pepper and ginger powder are rich in antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory and have anti-microbial properties thus boosting the immune system.
We as a company strive to reflect the culture of assimilation of Indian cuisines through our products. While you can consume the core ingredients in its true form or as accompaniments, we work on presenting them in a form to suit Indian tastes at mass, while keeping in mind to use your regular kitchen ingredients. Offering you food as pure as nature’s produce!