We went for a delicious Parsi lunch at a friend’s house yesterday. Lunch included brown basmati rice, cooked so right and tasting so nice. Brown basmati rice is as aromatic as the white variety. Nutritionally, it’s as good as the other varieties of brown rice. More nutritious than the white rice varieties, though. With its bran and germ layer intact, brown rice adds more nutrients to your plate than white rice. Try brown rice at least once….and you might change over from the white variety permanently.
A friend once remarked “I don’t buy this brand of bread because mold doesn’t grow on it if its kept aside for a few days”. Interesting observation. Recently I attended a talk on organic foods and sustainable agriculture at the Navadarshanam farm. The speaker highlighted on additives being used in foods to increase shelf life. This got me thinking of my friend’s remark. Perhaps we should look for foods that attract insects, pests, mold and other types of fungi. If they can eat it, the food is probably safe for our consumption too! But if the food is covered with pesticides and other chemicals, perhaps we need to stay away just like the insects do!! I think the solution lies in eating organic foods or pesticide-free foods, well before the mold or insects start attacking it.
Hello Readers! Nutrition, Wellness & Writing – my 3 passions. I’ve decided to combine the 3 and start a blog. Of course, I’ll also write on diet, food and health. There’s already a mountain of information on these topics so why a blog on the same stuff, you might wonder. Well, I’ve no answer to that yet………but I’m going to write and it’s not mandatory for you to follow. I’ll share with you some thoughts, beliefs, experiences, events, anecdotes, interviews, reviews, recipes, and short articles – all related to food, nutrition, diet, health, wellness and ecosystem.
Starting on Feb 01, 2013