Saturday, July 11

Food Facts

Benefits of Eating Peanuts in Winter
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Benefits of Eating Peanuts in Winter

Winter is coming! That’s what everyone talks about in GoT. But as a matter of fact winter is coming and you need to be prepared. You don’t need a sword but you need a bowl of peanuts. Yes you heard right! It’s peanut. Peanuts are the treasure – house of health. Peanuts are the most useful food in winters. There are several benefits of eating peanuts in winter. Peanuts guard you in winter. Peanuts are delicious, nutty and crunchy; they are amazing snack in the winters. Specially, in India, they are consumed by almost everyone in winter seasons. Peanuts have several names. In Hindi, we call it moongfaliI, it is also known as groundnut, earthnut, monkeynut, goober peas, pygmy nut etc. Peanuts are legumes and the powerhouse of protein like every other legume. To answer the question, why do we ...
Nutritional Facts of Raw Milk
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Nutritional Facts of Raw Milk

As discussed in our previous posts, raw milk is the milk which is unpasteurized, which isn’t processed for removal of harmful microorganisms from it. Though raw milk isn’t considered good for health, there are still some benefits of raw milk, considering them, drinking raw milk can be nutritious for human health. Having so many microbes in it, we can’t deny the nutritional facts of raw milk. Talking about this, we have listed below few nutritional facts of raw milk. The table given below contains the information related to nutritional profile of raw milk. Nutritional Facts of Raw Milk  - Mineral Content Mineral Content per quart (Typical Range) Sodium 330 to 850mg Potassium 1,040 to 1,600mg Chloride 1,040 to 1,225mg Magnesium 85 to ...
Harmful Microorganisms found in Milk
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Harmful Microorganisms found in Milk

Milk is a white liquid which is produced by the mammary glands of mammals (Wikipedia). A primary source of nutrition, it is said that milk is a complete food. Milk is consumed all over the world by almost every one. Be it any human being or any other mammal, milk is the first food that the infant consumes. Milk is completely packed with all required nutrients, minerals, proteins and vitamins which are very important for the growth and healthy functioning of our body. Along with these all required nutrients; milk is also full of microorganisms. There are several bacteria, pathogens and other microbes present in the milk which are very harmful if consumed. There are several harmful microorganisms found in milk if the milk is consumed untreated and can lead to serious problems. Milk is a ste...
Do you know raw milk is not good for health?
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Do you know raw milk is not good for health?

The milk which we buy from the shops, diary etc. is processed milk or we can say treated milk. But raw milk is the milk which hasn’t been treated in any way. Raw milk isn’t processed, there is no heating, and there is no separation or filtering of any kind. In simple words, raw milk is unpasteurised milk. Most of the health experts claim that the advantage which raw milk has, pasteurised milk also has the same advantages. From health point of view, raw milk or unpasteurised milk may not give extra benefits but it surely does carry health risks. As raw milk is unpasteurized milk, hence it is not treated or processed to remove any harmful bacteria present in it. It may contain several harmful microbes including Listeria, Cryptosporidium, Brucella, E.coli, Campylobacter etc. And these microbe...
Since childhood, we have been taught ‘Milk is complete food’
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Since childhood, we have been taught ‘Milk is complete food’

Milk is a Complete Food! It is first food of life. Milk is considered to be the best and complete food for everyone. One of the most important part of healthy diet, milk is every nutritious. Why milk is a complete food because it is rich in fat, protein, carbohydrates and all the known vitamins along with other minerals which are required essentially for a healthy body. We have our childhood memories connected with it. I remember the days when there used to be two glasses of milk every day; one in breakfast and other at the time of dinner. Milk would start the day and would finish the day as well. We all know how milk is produced. When I used to live at my maternal uncle’s, we used to have a several cows and buffaloes and milk & milk products were in ample amount at home. Our country, ...
There’s a street food lover everywhere…
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There’s a street food lover everywhere…

When you hear the word, street food, what image do you actually visualise in your brain? When you hear the word, street food, do you also get tempted? Well, let me tell you when I hear the word street food, all I can visualise is a street built of red sand lime brick, sparsely crowded place, street food hawkers, food trucks, people of all age relishing the taste and most important the aroma in the environment. One of the most amazing about the street food is that you can have it on the go. And I tell you, not every dish is enjoyed in the closed AC rooms. There are some cuisines which only taste scrumptious when enjoyed standing and sitting on small table in front of food truck. So, you must have got it that I’m a street food lover. Photo by Tookapic at Pexels Oh! You are...