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All posts of Prashant Kurup

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. […]

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 […]

My Experiments With Figs

It’s raining figs and I couldn’t be happier! For me, figs were always something you discovered on a fruit sundae or in an Anjeer(Fig) shake from a roadside vendor. I had never really had it as a fruit because let’s face it, you can’t just walk down to a supermarket and pick up figs – […]

Oats and Soy Milk Porridge Recipe

This recipe is contributed by the founder of Health on Plants – Sweta Khandelwal. A lovely dose of antioxidants in your first meal sorts you out for the rest of the day !!! Rolled oats 50 grams Soy milk 200 ml(Buy Health On Plants Soy Milk on Farmizen) Dates syrup 1 spoon Fruit of your […]