An Alternate Food System – The Ups and Downs
We recently received a complaint from a customer that one of the gourds she received had rot inside it. Here’s why that happened. The rot inside was caused by a cucurbit fruit fly. A perfectly normal looking fruit on the outside is spoilt by the fruit fly larvae inside. The cucurbit fruit fly is a […]
Benefits Of Cold Pressed Oils
Cold pressing is the method of oil extraction from oilseeds which may include sesame seed, sunflower seeds, canola, coconut or olive without really using heat to extract as that may degrade the oil’s flavour and nutritional quality. Cold pressing method is the process involving crushing seeds or nuts and forcing out the oil through pressure. […]
Using Watermelon Rind
Most of us throw away the watermelon rind and just have the red portion inside. Did you know that the white portion of the water melon is edible and tasty too? And not just tasty – it is chock full of nutrients – vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. Just peel off the green skin if […]
Mango Ginger – An Ingredient You Will Love!
Mango ginger is pretty common where I come from(Kerala). I was delighted to find that my local supermarket had started stocking it and rushed to the shelf to stock up. That’s when an extremely concerned store employee came running up to me. “Sir, sir, this not ginger sir! I politely told him that I knew […]