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Swap processed card with delicious proteins
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Do you often find yourself reaching for a bag of chips between mealtimes or that you can’t stop eating a packet of biscuits till it is finished? You could be dealing with an unknown carb-addiction! Most of us crave the tasty goodness of carbs. In fact, carbohydrates are an essential part of one’s daily diet [...]
Sip your sniffles away!
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When it comes to the matter of adults and milk consumption, most of us stand divided between its pros and cons. Cow’s milk, which has been enjoyed by our ancestors without any complication for millennia, has now come under the scanner for being harmful and detrimental to health. Surely, something has changed along the way? [...]
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If you’ve made greeting cards out of eggshells as a child or eaten last night’s dinner for breakfast in a new avatar, then you have unknowingly been a part of the process of recycling. Simply defined: recycling means giving something a new purpose of use. Commonly, it refers to waste – plastic, metal, paper, fabric, [...]
Sip your sniffles away!
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The grey monsoon clouds looming in the sky have many of us sniffling and reaching for our hankies. Ill effects of weather changes like flu, cold, cough and other respiratory disorders have made people more conscious of the nutrition they are consuming. But the question remains, how is organic food better for dealing with ailments [...]
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Take a minute to stop reading and look around you. Is there any single use plastic in your vicinity? Straws, snack wrappers, medicine strips, plastic bags, teabags – plastic hides in the most inconspicuous places till it ends up in our landfills and oceans. India alone produces 40,000 tonnes of plastic every day, of which [...]
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Many single-use plastics - wrappers, bottles, or bags- say that they are recyclable. But just because they can be – doesn’t mean they are! Of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the world, 90% isn’t recycled. This means waste equal to almost 55 million jumbo jets is occupying our landfills and oceans today. Dairy [...]
Ramadan
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Whether one calls it Ramzan or Ramadaan, the holy month symbolizes many things. For some, it is a time of reflection and prayer and for some a period of cleansing the mind. But whatever the case may be, good food and quality time with family are a given in this month-long period of fasting. With [...]
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When the co-founder of Akshayakalpa Organic, Mr. Shashi Kumar, began setting up an organization to elevate rural farmer livelihoods over a decade ago, he did not realize that his goals and ideals resonated with others around the globe. He decided to put the well-being of his consumers, his farmers, and the planet before his own [...]
protein blog
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Do you get enough protein in your daily diet? Put your body weight into the equation below to know how much protein the World Health Organization says you need every day! 0.8 grams -1 gram of protein PER 1 kg of body weight A person who weighs 60 Kgs requires a minimum of 48-60 grams [...]
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If our bodies are a factory, then hormones are the ‘managers’ that keep it functioning at optimum productivity. If these ‘managers’ are not in control, they have a negative impact on our overall well-being. While man-made versions of hormones, called steroids, are prescribed by doctors to treat imbalances, their unregulated use in the conventional dairy [...]
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Indian mothers often rely on a glass of milk to make up for the nutrition deficiencies in their child’s diets. But what is one to do if the nutrition in the milk itself falls short? Contrary to popular belief, cows cannot convert junk food diets into healthy, nutrient-rich milk. Studies show that deficiencies in cows [...]
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Ghee originated in ancient India centuries ago and has since been used in most Indian households for a variety of purposes. Ayurveda has lauded this golden liquid for its versatile medicinal properties. Unlike cooking oil, ghee is all-natural and rich in saturated fatty acids - it can be heated to high temperatures without the nutrients [...]
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Curd is a staple part of Indian diets. It is consumed by households across the country and in many other parts of the world. While it has been around for many centuries, in recent years it has been lauded as a wholesome superfood – a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and [...]
Stop drinking antibiotics in the name of milk
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Identify which of the following statements are TRUE a. Milk containing antibiotic residue is sold in India. b. Milk is not tested frequently and yet antibiotics are found often. c. Antibiotic usage in the dairy sector is unregulated. d. ALL OF THE ABOVE. India is the largest producer of milk in the world. Unfortunately, we [...]
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Curd is a staple of everyday diet in most Indian households, across the country. While some might prefer a sweet version of it, others are partial to the savoury flavours. Nonetheless, the versatility of curd makes it an inclusive part of most cuisines in India and large parts of Europe and the Middle East.  Rumored to be discovered as a [...]
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Myths have been a part of Indian culture from the beginning of time and most of us have inherited a number of anecdotes from our grandparents. Pieces of advice, household remedies and myths have been passed from generation to generation – sometimes without a verified basis in science. Many of the questions revolve around consumption [...]
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For the past few years, the global trend of ‘Superfoods’ has been on the rise. These are foods that are believed to be good for your overall well-being and linked to a multitude of health benefits. Virgin coconut oil has been on this elite list for a while now, however, the positive health benefits of [...]
What’s in your milk today by Akshayakalpa
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‘Organic’ may be one of the most confusing words in the language today. The Cambridge Dictionary defines it as ‘Not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants for food’ but in reality, it is much more than that. Simply put- It is food that is grown without synthetic additives, in a humane manner with [...]
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In the second part of our series on the World Food Day celebrations, we aim to shed light on the inconspicuous struggles of the Indian farmer, and understand how rural rejuvenation as a process ties together with the thought 'your food is as good as your soil'. In the case of the soil, the scarecrow [...]
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In the first part of our series for World Food Day celebrations, we aim to dig and delve deeper into the thought ‘your food is as good as your soil’, and unearth some nourishing extracts of knowledge and awareness. The black and green scarecrow, as everyone knows, stands still with a bird on his hat [...]
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  The difference between Buffalo and Cow milk!  There is no doubt about the nutritious value that milk adds to our lives. The health benefits it comes with are of paramount importance for all ages. Rich in protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and more, it is the most sought-after source of nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. We as humans [...]
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As the refreshing breath of spring fades away, it is all warm and wonderful everywhere and we know what season it is! It’s mango season. Can you imagine summer without mangoes? We can’t too! Year after year, as we bring home the pulpy yellow fruit, we bring home the season of joy.    Juicy, succulent mangoes, […]

Cheese-making
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Ever heard of the immortal milk? The one which is a whole food and is a rich source of Calcium, Fat, Protein, high amounts of Vitamin A, B-12, Zinc, Phosphorus and Riboflavin. Does it ring a bell? If no, does cheese sound familiar?  Throughout history, people have used fermentation as a method to preserve perishable […]

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For years we believed this; for years now, we have held our confidence in the fact that Fresh milk equals Healthy milk. But is it though?    Some foods are not just a part of our diets, but a part of us, our lives instead. I believe it goes without saying that milk is one of them. When asked a few […]

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The ultimate protein food! A tasty health snack! A quick munch! So many avatars but the food always remains the same. Of course, I am talking about Paneer. For a food that was born into existence just in the 16th century, its growth has been exceptional, slowly claiming its reign as one of the essential parts of our diet today.   However, with a surge in demand comes an aberration […]

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What makes it so special? What makes it different? What does it mean? Thousands of questions raise when you hear the term ‘Organic Milk’. To be honest it’s not so special. It’s not so different. It just milk. It’s ‘the milk’ that nature intended to be.    First, let’s understand what organic milk is! Milk can […]

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It was 2010, that Akshayakalpa was born into existence when the goal was written down. It was one, that embraced the wealth of the land and that of the farmers.   It’s been 10 years. Yes, a lot of sweat, blood and tears have gone in the way. Yes, we had to move heaven and earth. And yes, […]

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Humans are at the top of the food chain; they consume food and water whenever they feel hungry and thirsty. Owing to this, engineering of the farming systems over the last 10,000 years to suit their needs, and domestication of animals became necessary. One such domesticated being is Cow; revered in our culture and Mythology [...]
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Over past hundred years, the human population has quadrupled. Industries have expanded and the natural resources have been used in an unsustainable manner, without thinking of a long-term effect. Natural processes have been altered to fit the convenience or what seems to be the convenience of humans. One such example is the diet of the cows. In pre-industrialized times, […]

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Balance is a feature of naturally occurring things. One cannot emphasize enough on the importance of a balanced diet. Just like humans, cows need a balanced diet too. A cow’s digestive system is more complex and works differently as compared to other animals. Did you know that only ruminant beings (the cow being one of [...]
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Antibiotics are one of the critical discoveries humankind has made. In a pre-antibiotics world, the most common cause of death was infections. A very harmless-looking wound could give one an infection that could cost them their life. However, this changed once the antibiotics were discovered and incorporated in medical treatments. The conception of Antibiotics dates back to the early 19th Century when […]

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A breath of fresh air, the sound of the rooster while your eyes behold the goodness of the farm. Isn’t this what we picture when you pour our daily glass of fresh milk from the local vendors? I know for sure; I did. But have you ever visited the farm? Taken a stroll around? If […]

Cheese-making
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Do you remember the smell of freshly baked pizza right from the oven? Better yet, do you remember the taste that melts in your mouth after a bite of Paratha? Let it be pizza or paratha, do you know what makes it even better? Honestly, I doubt we can think of anything but Cheese! Today it […]

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A fierce battle of wit! With a king, a queen and soldiers of your own! Sure, it sounds interesting, but not everybody has the knack to win battle after battle, stepping on victories after victories to reach the Indian Grandmaster title, just at the age of 14. Nihal Sarin did! Inquisitive, exploring and eager to learn every single day. This was Nihal as a child. Did you know? At the tender age [...]
Rathnamma
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Let it be a day when the sky decides to pour cats and dogs or a day when the sun scorches its heat upon, we never have felt her absence. For she is always there with a gentle smile on her face. The smile would grow even brighter, every time we call her name ‘ Rathnamma’. […]

Cheese-making
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So many cheeses! Too many flavours! When the chefs of our home are busy rustling around, inventing and analysing so many new dishes in their laboratory of a kitchen, sometimes they do tend to overlook a block of cheese. Is it processed or artisanal? How much of a difference can it actually make? Well, trust me it’s a lot. Indeed, processed cheese made […]

Cheese-making
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Hundreds of years and thousands of experiments! Would you believe when I say there are not tens, not hundreds, but over 2000 varieties of cheese that have found their way into existence, in the world of cheese! From the gooey viscous physics of melted mozzarella to the microbial mayhem behind your favourite fermented flavours, science has […]

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Every morning there’s something that makes me wake up from my bed. The prospect of a new and beautiful day and well, of course, the soothing aroma of Coffee! For some it’s coffee, for some it’s a homely glass of plain milk. For a drink that is too familiar and indeed a part of our everyday life, […]

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Have you ever worried about dying from a small open wound or infection? Most of you would find it absurd, but this was the reality during the pre-antibiotic era. The antibiotics were introduced as a miracle drug in the medical industry with its ability to increase the life-expectancy. But the tables have turned now; what started as a life saver now poses a [...]
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I took a walk down the lane of myriads of Indian cuisines. It was breakfast o’clock, and I had a plate of steaming hot Pongal in front of me. The savoury taste and the lovely aroma of the spices tempered with Ghee melted my heart. As I wandered farther, the clock ticked lunch. I watched [...]
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We have now for long been used to the foods presented in a specific manner. We prefer foods that look perfect …

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Antibiotics are a very critical discovery that humankind has made. They have made a significant contribution to…

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