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All posts of Prashant Kurup

Farmizen – A better system for a sustainable food supply

One of the most fundamental problems with our food system is the supply chain. Everything from failed harvests to bad market prices can be in some way attributed to supply chain inefficiencies. Such a system can wreak havoc on all stakeholders in the system – from farmers to consumers. Here’s how. The Broken Supply Chain […]

Whole Food Plant Based Diet – Can you do it?

A Whole Food Plant Based diet is like veganism on steroids, on the face of it. There are many arguments about which diet is best for you but this one actually makes sense. This diet involves emphasizing fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods are superior for overall wellness. This means no cooking at all. […]

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. […]