Health fads have become an inseparable part of people’s lives today. People are always looking for something that will help improve their health quickly and allow them to avoid health issues. If you are among such people and you are confused about which oil to use for cooking,
Mustard Oil is one of the common Indian kitchen ingredients that cannot be replaced. Its unique and pungent flavor, and its ability to make foods taste divine. If you love it too and want to make sure that you use it only when it can enhance your health
Our mothers and grandmothers have always boasted about how good milk is for the kids, especially growing children, and we have believed it to be true for decades. Have you ever wondered whether milk is giving enough calcium to our children? If not, it’s time you read on.
If you live in India, it is very likely that you have mustard oil on your grocery list every month. It is an essential ingredient, and some foods like ladyfinger taste best when cooked in it. This oil is extracted from the seeds of the mustard plant and
Reuters had recently published a few investigative articles in which it was revealed that ammonia is being used in many foods, especially common foods like cheese, chocolate (acidity controller) and baked goods (leavening agents). If you are also worried about how bad ammonia is for health, how to
Food fortification is the process of adding one or more essential nutrients to the food to make sure that there is no deficiency of any nutrient. Though there is no doubt that there are immense benefits of food fortification, the process is not always harmless. Read on to
Summer months in India are from April- July and one has to eat right to prevent any stomach prone diseases. To battle any effects of the digestive system one must include fluids in their diet. Tea and coffee should be avoided. Drinking a good amount of water is
Bhelpuri in Newspaper Cone and Sambhar in Plastic Bag: Not Anymore as FSSAI Announces New Packaging Regulations
Some freshly cooked samosas on your way back after a long and tiring day or some steaming hot momos packed in a newspaper packet is hard to resist. But have you
The curd is one of the Indian superfoods that’s gaining a lot of global attention these days. The result, kids who used to stay away from curd when their grandmothers urged them to have some are now chasing the curd and curd recipes as adults. Thanks to the
Summers are possibly the worst time of the year for your digestion and gut health. It’s that time of the year when you don’t feel like eating anything, you want to live off liquids, and you hate the idea of having hot foods. You probably wait for fresh
We all grew up hearing from our parents and grandparents about how excellent curd is for health. Well, it seems that our elders were right. Curd is packed with loads of health benefits and must be included in your daily diet no matter whether you prefer it with
Most of us assumed that curd and yogurt were two different names of the same thing. This is not the case. Curd has specific properties that make it unique and so does yogurt. There is one another category people often confuse with curd and yogurt, it is known
As organic food products start to find their way into more and more homes across India, the market suddenly seems to be inundated with all things ‘organic’. In at least some instances, the claims are clearly misleading and not entirely believable. To curb such false claims as also
Cornflakes is a versatile cereal and a lot can be made with it. The cornflakes texture lends itself to both savoury and sweet dishes. Cornflakes usually we have with our milk and some nuts or fruits but this time we shall make a cornflake biscuit. This is a
Cornflakes are a staple breakfast option in many households, however is it a healthy option? Does it lead to weight loss? What are the benefits and disadvantages of cornflakes?
Cornflakes are a packaged cereal eaten with cold or hot milk. The main ingredient of cornflakes is corn. Sugar,
Have you wondered how are cornflakes made? The main ingredient in a cereal is grain. The most common ones are corn, wheat, oats, rice and barley. Most breakfast cereals also contain ingredients such as salt, yeast, sweeteners, flavoring agents, coloring agents, vitamins, minerals and preservatives. The most important
Nestle India Limited has welcomed the Supreme Court’s order that allows National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to proceed with a three-year-old suit with regard to Maggi filed by the government. The apex court was hearing an appeal filed by the company against two interim orders passed by
Consumers are often misled by the claims on food packs and in commercials. They end up purchasing a product that may not be apt for them. Not necessarily does a product have the quality that it claims to have. To protect the interests of consumers, Food Safety and
Most of us eat noodles almost every week or month because they are tasty, convenient and a filling option. But have you ever wondered about rarely known facts about instant noodles when you gorge on noodles from brands like Maggi, Wai Wai, Top Ramen or Knorr? If not,
We live in a world full of choices , it’s confusing to choose a simple thing like butter. The grocery store shelves are crowded with different brands and varieties, yet most recipe still just say “butter.” Choosing butter for baking can become a task.
The traditional salted butter
If you haven’t been living in a cave since the last few centuries, it is very likely that you have heard of or have experienced eating instant noodles at least once in your lifetime. They are an easy to cook option that can be readied within minutes and
When you use the butter every day for adding it to a bread slice or a delectable paneer dish, you hardly think about the packing of butter. Packing of butter is essential not only to increase the shelf life of butter but also because it has many other
The clear difference between salted and unsalted butter is the presence of salt. Mostly unsalted butter is made with 100% cream, salted butter will have some salt added to it. The exact amount of salt present in the butter will depend on the brand. Salted butter also lasts
Growing up in a typical Punjabi household is synonyms for white butter on your parathas, wouldn’t you agree? Delicious memories come to your mind when we talk about Makke di Roti and Sarso da Saag which seems incomplete without the creamy butter. Fresh white butter made at home
You see these in sweets shops, these thin silver foils peppered on the various delicacies. Also known as chandi ka vark, various mouth fresheners, dry fruits and spices, and some culinary preparations, too, are frequently garnished with these silver leaves. Why are these used in the first place?
Labels on packaged foods as well as on restaurant menus giving information on nutrition facts, calorie counts, whether these are fat-free or have low sodium, etc., have to some extent encouraged healthier eating choices, say researchers.
The research, led by Tufts University researchers, found that labelling reduced consumers’
There is hardly any home in India where you can’t find Marie biscuits. They are soft, they are tasty, and best of all, they are healthy if consumed wisely. If you are a fan of these small snacks, you would probably won’t need an answer to what are
More and more people understand the importance of staying fit via healthy meals these days. If you are one of them, you must have heard of dietary fibers, and you would have been advised to incorporate them into your diet. If you are wondering what are dietary fibers
Diwali comes to an end however the piles of gifts and sweets remain. Our diet plans don’t stop us from indulging, however can we stop and think if these sweets are safe to eat? Are they safe to consume? It is difficult to resist the temptation, but it
Quality, safety and preservation of food products are universal concerns. Food producers and handlers use antimicrobial agents to prevent spoilage of food as well as to prevent food-borne illnesses. Antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics and anti-fungal drugs extend the shelf life of food products. Now, there are two
There are ways to tell if your food is spoilt, its appearance changes, the colour changes, a change in texture or an unpleasant odour or an undesirable taste. Food spoilage is a fast and inevitable process if you don’t take the right preventive measures. When you consume food
The term microbial agents is being used pretty commonly these days. If you have also heard of it and you are wondering what are microbial agents then you should read on. An antimicrobial is an agent which stops the growth of or kills microorganisms. Usually the antimicrobial medicines
Food preservation is one of the primary concerns for the food industry due to various reasons, not the least being its role in enhancing the shelf life of food and ensuring food safety. No one can underestimate food preservation because it ensures greater and wider availability of food
Honey has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic effects. Its capacity to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and fungi is well-documented. Honey contains a number of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium. There are also important antioxidants, such as flavonoids and alkaloids. There are trace
Honey is considered organic when it is locally grown and not processed. Organic honey, also known as ‘raw’ honey, does not contain any pesticides or environmental pollutants. So, many people consider this form of honey to be real honey. Since it does not go through the traditional process
There are these advertisements that feature individuals gulping down food in excessive amounts, leading to indigestion (also known as heartburn and acidity). This discomfort is often shown to be eased by the branded antacid, and invariably has a funny and loud burp as an accompaniment. The portrayal is
Adulteration of honey means it is impure, artificial or adulterated. Glucose, dextrose, molasses, sugar syrup, invert sugar, corn syrup, or any other similar product may have been added to it.
6 Pure Honey Tests
Take a tablespoon of honey and put it in a glass of water.
Paneer is a byproduct obtained from milk by precipitation with sour milk, lactic acid, or citric acid. In simple terms, paneer is an indigenous milk product prepared by the combined action of acid coagulation and heat treatment of milk and the subsequent drainage of whey.
Are these healthier, superior, etc., these cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, cold-pressed oil, cold-pressed seed powders and other things that claim to be cold-pressed? The thing is, these are relatively expensive too and it is but natural that someone consuming these will want to be sure that the claims and price
Ever wondered why the walnuts taste bitter only a few days after buying them? Do you ever wonder why the bag of potato chips has more air than the amount of chips in it? The bitter taste in the walnuts is due to a bio chemical process ‘
Rice bran oil (also known as rice bran extract) is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It is notable for its high smoke point. Its mild flavour makes it suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying. It is
World Health Organization (WHO) has released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. WHO has estimated that every single year trans-fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease. Eliminating trans-fat is key to
Cornflakes are the product obtained from de hulled, degermed and cooked corn (Zea mays L.) by flaking partially drying and toasting. It shall be in the form of crisp flakes of reasonably uniform size and golden brown in colour.
The milling process removes the corn kernels from the
Raw fruits and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked ones, according to a new study from the University of Otago in New Zealand. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, found that people who ate more uncooked produce had lower levels of symptoms related
A new study from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University links artificial sweeteners to obesity and diabetes, claiming sweeteners change how the body processes fat and uses energy.
Researchers fed groups of rats diets high in sugar or artificial sweeteners including aspartame and acesulfame potassium. After
In this article, we will reveal things about coffee which you may or may not already know. It’s an interesting mix of information from types of coffee to how coffee beans are cultivated.
What is coffee?
Coffee is a beverage served hot or with
Every one of us are using packaged based products on a day to day basis. But the fact is that most of us do NOT know what is Tetra Pack or any packaged products for that matter. This is the complete guide on packaged
Declaration of salt or sodium is not mandatory. This is despite the recommendation of Codex Alimentarius Commission – a joint intergovernmental body of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) with over 185 member states –
Did you know a consumer can complain against a misguiding food advertisement? Yes, this is possible. A misleading food advertisement that promotes unhealthy eating could be called off across all media channels. It is important that consumers report their views which can be easily done on the Advertising
Whether it’s adulterated olive oil, ash in pepper, chalk in flour, or diluted coffee beans, food adulteration is increasingly a reality of our lives. In fact, commonly consumed food items such as dal, rice, spices, oil, butter and ghee are often targeted by fraudsters. Consumption of such food