Holistic Nutrition
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Dr Jagadish Pai
3d ago
Proper nutrition is necessary for satisfying all the nutrient requirements of the body to carry out various functions. These may be metabolism of food, various activities carried out by the body including physical activities like walking, playing games and sports, getting entertained by listening to music or watching TV or movie, cooking, eating, resting and a large number of other physical activities. Also, in the case of children it helps growth and in case of pregnant and lactating mothers allow the growth and nourishment of progeny. Nutrients provide proper environment within the body so i ..read more
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The Art & Science of Natural Flavors
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Ms. Simran Vichare
1w ago
The word “flavor” is abundantly used in our daily conversations, bringing up ideas of rich, vivid experiences that extend beyond the simple act of eating. A substance’s flavor includes its taste, smell, and texture. These flavors are intended to enhance how one feels related to a product’s basic characteristics. Moreover, they can also be used to add appeal to dull yet nutritious choices. For instance, flavoring substances can impart a salty zing to low-sodium products example: low sodium soups are often flavored with herbs (like thyme, basil, and oregano), spices (black pepper and paprik ..read more
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Chemicals in My Plate
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Dr Jagadish Pai
1w ago
There is a lot of news about processed foods containing chemicals. Some are telling us that we should only eat home-cooked food and others are telling us that use only organic grains and fruits and vegetables as others contain chemicals. What we forget is that food itself consists of chemicals. Nutrients are chemicals; water is a chemical and what we add to food like sugar, salt, butter or ghee etc. are all chemicals. Each one has a chemical formula so let us not unnecessarily get confused and scared. There are chemicals that are essential for us and we call them nutrients, although these ..read more
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Fifty Shades of Indian Bread – From Roti & Pav to Whole Grain & Gluten Free
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Dr Jagadish Pai
3w ago
Vada pav has become a global phenomenon. That pav was the earliest western bread that Indians knew when Portuguese introduced it many centuries ago. Indians had their own varieties of bread, both leavened and unleavened but different from the common bread that we are familiar with. These were not just made with wheat flour but many other cereals and even pulses, combined with many other ingredients including vegetables, herbs and spices and sometimes stuffed with all kinds of veg and non-veg materials making them irresistibly delicious. Thus, it is really multi-faceted view of a large range o ..read more
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Tradition & Nutrition
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Ms. Simran Vichare
1M ago
India is a diverse country of heritage and culture. With various cultures, comes a variety of rituals, festivals, and cuisines. Traditional cuisines are a real treasure of culinary history because of their diversity, use of seasonal produce, and unique cooking techniques. Not only do traditional foods reflect culture, but they provide essential nutrients. A thali which means ‘A plate’ is a symphony of flavours, colours, and textures that symbolize the rich cultural legacy of India. It is more than just a meal. In addition to being visually appealing, an Indian Thali represents the concept ..read more
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Balanced Diet and Controlled Portion
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Dr. B. Sesikeran
1M ago
A balanced diet is expected to include a wide variety from each of the food groups in appropriate quantities to provide all nutrients in recommended amounts to keep the consumer in a state of good health. Practically it is not possible to have a balanced diet on a meal-to-meal basis. It can be achieved over an entire day or over a week or even longer periods in most cases. People may not be able to have a balanced diet due to several reasons that includes affordability, availability, acceptability, family behavior or awareness, work pressure and many more. If an imbalanced diet continues over ..read more
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Queen of Herbs: Shatavari
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Ms. Anuja N Padte
1M ago
It is no surprise to us that India is a powerhouse of natural remedies especially Ayurvedic medicines. It offers a treasure of potent herbs, each with unique benefits for our health and well-being. Of these, Shatavari is an especially fascinating herb that is frequently referred to as the “Queen of Herbs.” Native to India and the Himalayas, Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) is a perennial herb. In addition to promoting general health and well-being, it is frequently utilized in Ayurvedic medicine as a revitalizing tonic for the female reproductive system. Shatavari’s name, which translates to “w ..read more
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From Print to Plate: Concept of 3D printed food
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Ms. Sanyukta Telange
1M ago
With the onset of 3D printing now you can print your food with the desired texture, flavour, size, and even shape. If you wish for a pizza with your personalized nutritional needs, or chocolate in any geometric shape you can think of, 3D printing will precisely print that! 3D printing is also known as additive manufacturing. In simpler words, it creates an object by building layers stacked on one another. A standard food printer consists of a computer, software, and a motor control box. Software like CAD (Computer-aided design) is used to create the design, once the design is ready it is proc ..read more
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IMPORTANCE OF PROTEINS AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLANT PROTEINS
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Dr. B. Sesikeran
2M ago
Protein is an important macronutrient that is required in all stages of life of an individual. Our country has overcome protein deficiency to some extent but at the same time, there is a common opinion that animal proteins are superior to plant proteins. With environmental issues such as global warming, and agricultural activity leading to greenhouse effects it would be prudent to weigh the pros and cons of both plant and animal sources of proteins and wisely decide on an environmentally friendly as well as highly nutritious option. Let’s take a look at the different Protein Sources: Animal ..read more
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Newer Sources of Proteins with Emphasis on Plant Proteins
Nutrition Meets Food Science Blog
by Dr. Shashank Bhalkar
2M ago
Presently, mankind is facing the biggest challenge of the growing global population. According to one WHO report, the world population was 7.6 billion in 2017 and will reach 8.6 billion in 2030, which will be 9.8 billion in 2080. India and China will be the biggest contributors to this growth. Increased population will mean more stress on many resources like Food, Housing, Infrastructure, healthcare, and jobs. The increased demand for food also means more demand for proteins which are major and important macronutrients essential for life. Rising affluence, urbanization, and awareness about hea ..read more
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