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…

Documentary : Dirt! Incredible Secrets of Soil

Do not miss this documentary, friends… An excursion into the realms of soil, the number 1 life-giver on Earth…It’s fundamentally important ecological functions, our poor understanding of it as well as our destructive relationship with it. They are so essential to life and thus to us, that our survival is directly dependent on their understanding…

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…

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 : 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…

Know : List of Vitamins, Discovered Year and food sources

Year of discovery Vitamin Food source 1910 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Rice bran 1913 Vitamin A (Retinol) Cod liver oil 1920 Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) Citrus, most fresh foods 1920 Vitamin D (Calciferol) Cod liver oil 1920 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Meat, dairy products, eggs 1922 (Vitamin E) (Tocopherol) Wheat germ oil, unrefined vegetable oils 1926 Vitamin B12 (Cobalamins) Liver, eggs, animal products 1929…

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…

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…

Food We Eat : World’s Top 10 Favourite Spicy Foods

Chicken Jerk, Suicide Chicken Wings, Papa a la Huancaina… Well these are no spooky words by the Spicy foods that have followers as much the sweet foods have. What does the world love the most when it comes to hot red spicy stuffs? According to FlavoredDelights.com here are a few interesting facts about them and…

Kisan Divas : Farmers Day, India, Dec 23.

Our Sincere thanks to farmers all around the globe who are supporting everyone to live and make living possible on the earth! Propel Steps salutes all Agriculturists! India is a land of villages and most of the population residing in villages are farmers. Agriculture employs more than half of the Indian population. Though, there was…

Alert! : 97% of All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria

Well this is news from the USA which is known for and has advanced food safety standards. As per this report if it is penetrable in a such a higher level food safety surveillance of US, what about countries like India? Have you ever visited a retail chicken store in a rural town, where the…

Appreciate : A Man provides Lunch for 1 Rupee for the poor : Venkatraman

“One day a woman from a Government hospital came to buy idlis for Rs 10. Since there were no idlis that day, she went away disappointed. She didn’t have extra money to buy something else to feed her ailing husband. That’s when I realized that there are people who actually survive on only Rs 10 a day” 500 kilometers…