Flax seeds – the protective food

One of the oldest crop on this world – flax has not just got one of the best nutritional profile , but also many uses other than culinary, like the fabric Linen is made from the flax flowers and fibres, fishing rods, tennis rackets, chairs, bicycle parts are made from flax.  Even the waste product of this crop is used in insulation boards. But the most important product of this crop is the seeds, coming in the brown and the golden variety this seeds can give competition to all exotic nuts and oils for the heart friendly omega 3 content. Lets see how it can nurture us.

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Coriander and Mint chutney

want to add zest to your dish without adding much calories, then try this chutney, 1 tsp of it will add only 10 calories but will make the meal tangy with added anti oxidants, anti inflammatory enzymes, and many other nutrients. dilute it a little, add it to tomato onion mixed kurmura and have healthy bhel ready in minutes. this chutney can be stored in fridge for 2-3 day without discoloring. To preserve longer store in air tight container in deep freeze.

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Fenugreek

What we know as METHI in local language, fenugreek is more than 4000 B C older and native to Indian subcontinent and Pakistan. Largest producer in the world is of course India, but you can find fenugreek in many parts of the world like Egypt, france, spain, turkey, morocco and china. It is interesting to know that fenugreek can work on lowering blood sugars, improve glucose tolerance, reduce joint pains, reduce cholesterol and improve digestibility. Lets see this wonder vegetable in detail.

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Garlic – The curative food

Native to Asia, garlic is known for its medicinal and curative properties for over 6000 years. According to Hindu mythology when Devas and Asuras fought for nectar during churning of the ocean of milk (Samudramathan) in the other world, two Asuras were able to get access to nectar and had some quantity in their mouths in stealthy ways. Knowing the Asuras’ foul play the God cuffed the heads of those Asuras before they could swallow it and as a result nectar fell down on the earth from their mouths in drops which later grew as garlic; that is why the vegetable has such wonderful medicinal properties.  The story may or may not be true , but the it is very much true for the Garlic to have great medicinal properties. Lets see what makes garlic this special.

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Carrots & Peas Grilled Sandwich

While thinking of sandwich what combination comes to your mind other than potatoes?? This one is very unique yet tasty and healthy combination. Add a dash of mayonnaise , some tomato catchup, boiled peas and carrots , grill between brown bread and the yummy sandwich is ready to eat! Continue reading “Carrots & Peas Grilled Sandwich”