Books : “The Dirt We Eat” and “Fake Truth”

Many questioned me “What is Propel Steps? What are you doing now? that too in a small town!” I believe in Einstein’s saying “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” So I answered them “I am building an organization to bring social changes via Education. Propel Steps will enable students…

Food We Eat : List of Edible Seaweeds

Arame (Eisenia bicyclis, syn. Ecklonia bicyclis), sea oak is a species of kelp best known for its use in Japanese cuisine. Badderlocks (Alaria esculenta) Alaria esculenta is an edible seaweed, also known as dabberlocks or badderlocks, or winged kelp. It is a traditional food along the coasts of the far north Atlantic Ocean. It may…

Alert! : Will India #BAN #Ajinomoto?

This will reveal the pathetic state of ‪#‎Indian‬ ‪#‎Food‬ ‪#‎Safety‬. Will India ban Ajinomoto now? ‪#‎Maggi‬ row has made everyone talk about MSG aka Monosodium Glutamate. But we people are so unaware / lethargic to be frank. This MSG is also called as Ajinomoto. Which is widely used across India in most of the foods…

Know : Finding Adulterated Tea

Tea is normally adulterated using re-colored used tea, waste (leftover leaves after straining the tea) is collected from tea stalls, dried in the sun, mixed with colours (water soluble coal tar dyes) and some amount of genuine tea to give it the flavour and this mixture is sold as loose tea There is a simple…

Food We Eat : List of Varieties of Mangoes

Worldwide, hundreds of mango cultivars exist. In mango orchards, multiple cultivars are often grown together to improve cross-pollination. Two of the most important cultivars are the Chaunsa, which is particularly common in Pakistan, and the Tommy Atkins, which dominates the world export trade because it can be easily transported and has a good shelf-life, although…

Know : List of Foods’ Storage Periods

  Proper food storage helps maintain food quality by retaining flavor, color, texture and nutrients, while reducing the chance of contracting a food-borne illness. Foods can be classified into three groups. Perishable foods include meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and many raw fruits and vegetables. All cooked foods are considered perishable foods. To store these foods…

Know : Genetically Modified Foods : 20 Questions : WHO’s Answers

Must Know: Find the answers to these 20 questions on Genetically Modified Foods by the World Health Organization, (below the video) 1. What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods? 2. Why are GM foods produced? 3. Are GM foods assessed differently from traditional foods? 4. How are the potential risks to human health…

Know : Salt – Types, Facts and How much we need?

Common salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. The main ingredient in salt is sodium, a mineral our body needs to maintain a normal fluid balance.  But too much sodium…

Know : Fruit Waxing and Safe-Consuming of Waxed Fruits

Fruit waxing is the process of covering fruits (and in some cases vegetables) with the artificial waxing material. Natural wax is removed first, usually by washing. Waxing materials may be either natural or petroleum-based. The primary reasons for waxing are to prevent water loss (making up for the removal in washings of the natural waxes in…

Food We Eat : List of Edible Seeds (Gallery)

This list of edible seeds includes seeds that are directly foodstuffs, rather than yielding derived products. A variety of species can provide edible seeds. Of the six major plant parts, seeds are the dominant source of human calories and protein.Most edible seeds are angiosperms, but a few are gymnosperms. The most important global seed food source, by weight, is cereals, followed by…

Food We Eat : Top 50 Vegetarian Foods

Here are the delicious top 50 Vegetarian foods from across the world. Hope this makes you hungry 🙂 Eat Well Live Well.  Which is your favourite among these? or any other food? Please comment below… Courtesy : www.sbs.com.au ( You can learn how to cook all these foods from this website)

Must read Story : Mineral Water and Roasted Cockroach

Whenever a waiter forces you to go for a bottled water in any restaurant, especially in India, please remember this story.  I was so hungry; lunch time, I entered just another restaurant you can find on a busy street of any Indian cities. I ordered for a typical South Indian Rice meal. Within minutes a plate of meals arrived with small Katoris…

A Thought can Change #1

Thrown out some scrap food, A pack of stray dogs feasted. I can see the Hunger! Offered some part of my food, A little one wagged its tail. I can see the Love! Sharing makes a difference. Sometimes I feel, Dogs are wiser than Human! Words by Din __ Do not waste food Adopt Dogs than…

Food We Eat : List of Native Fruits of Africa

The Slideshow below has the list of Native Fruits of Africa (42) Ackee African cherry orange African custard-apple African mango African medlar African moringa African peach Aizen Balsam apple Calabash Coco de mer Coffee Deleb palm Desert date Gemsbok cucumber Gingerbread plum Governor’s plum Horned melon Imbe Indian jujube Jackalberry Junglesop Kei apple Marula Mazhanje/Sugar…

Alert! : List of Dangerous Ingredients in Body and Food Products

MUST READ & MUST SHARE: This could be an absolute shocker. Right from baby products to hair gels, fairness creams, shampoos, soaps, etc. Hazardous chemicals are used. Their effects are not just easy to understand, a few compounds can affect the fetus and cause cancer in them. The worst part is how these chemicals made it to…