Black chia seedsBlack chia seeds
An ancient super seed, it comes from a farmer in the Belgaum district, who cultivates it conscientiously, without the use of chemicals and fertilizers. An organic farmer for the last 12 years, Anand came to know about chia during a training programme he attended in Mysore around 2 years ago, and has been cultivating it ever since.
So let’s talk Chia and why you should be eating it often.
If you’re one to curate your meals based on the health properties they provide, you will absolutely love this little seed.
1. Chia is among the healthiest foods on the planet! It provides you with essential nutrients such as protein, calcium and Omega-3. In the long run, this promotes bone health, helps built muscle and could even prevent breast and cervical cancer!
2. It promotes heart health with its ability to reverse inflammation, regulate cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
3. It’s high in fiber which helps you stay fuller for longer, and also feeds your intestines with healthy bacteria.
4. Can Chia help you lose weight? Well, this claim is a little debatable because no one ate their way to skinniness, now did they? But if a portion of Chia keeps you from stuffing your face with unhealthy snacks between tea time and dinner, then that’s half the battle won, right there, isn’t it?
5. The seeds have the propensity to improve boost energy and metabolic health!
6. Studies have shown that a diet that includes chia can also help reduce Type 2 diabetes.
7. It’s high in antioxidants, one of the benefits of which is speeding up skin repair systems, keeping you looking (and feeling) younger for longer.
Did you know:
Studies have shown that chia seeds have:
8 times more Omega 3 than salmon.
15 times more Magnesium than broccoli.
5 times more Calcium than milk.
3 times more Iron than spinach.
3 times more antioxidants than blueberries.
5 times more protein than kidney beans.
They are also gluten free and vegan friendly.
Nutritional info : Calories 103, Fat 1.6 g, Sodium 6 mg, Potassium 135 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g, Protein 3.8 g
Bottle brush – coirBottle brush – coir
Perfectly sustainable, these bottle brushes made from coir fibers do the job as good or better than the plastic ones! Its a standard size bottle brush and can easily reach inside long bottles because of its long metal handle.
They last long enough when left to dry in a well ventilated space after every use.
Brown Basmati RiceBrown Basmati Rice
This aromatic and flavorsome rice comes from farms in the Northern belt. Brown basmati rice is full of different nutrients and contains a mixture of vitamins and minerals that correspond to its rich flavor and nutty aroma.
In general, brown rices are more full of nutrients than their white rice relatives, and brown basmati rice is one of the most nutrient-rich of them all. One of main reasons why brown rice is healthier is because while processing, only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel is removed and hence is the least damaging to its nutritional value.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place.
Uses: Brown basmati rice generally cooks more quickly. It is recommended to rinse the rice well before cooking and soak it in water for 30-45 minutes. Ration of rice to water can be in the proportion of 1:2-2.5 cups
Brown SugarBrown Sugar
Grown and processed in Maharashtra, this sugar does not go through any bleaching process unlike non-organic conventional sugar. Organic okra powder is used as an alternative to chemicals used during the processing phase.
At times it tends to leave color which is but a natural process. The color that drains out comes from the sugarcane molasses during the processing of sugar.
Cardamom Green ( Elaichi )Cardamom Green ( Elaichi )
It has taken us a very very long time to restart the green cardamom since we weren’t quite happy with the samples we were getting. However, we have finally managed to find a very good source based out of Kerala who has helped us in sourcing this wonder spice amongst others. The NGO group works with the small & marginal farmers in the area thereupon empowering them.
The aroma and taste is one of the best we have come across. With its numerous uses and health benefits, we had to get our hands only on the best of quality
Uses: All styles of cooking to add a distinct warm pleasant fragrance. Can also be added to drinks like tea etc. One can also chew upon one pod in its raw form.
The best way to store cardamom is in the form of pods because once the seeds are exposed or ground, they lose their flavor and aroma rapidly. Cardamom pods can last up to a year when stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Chocolate Peanut ButterChocolate Peanut Butter
Certified Organic Peanuts, natural rock salt and just the right amount of Belgian Callebaut 55% Dark Chocolate. Our peanuts are roasted to mouthwatering, itching-to-eat-right away perfection and then ground in small batches. So good, straight from the jar, on toast, in desserts, on pancakes or waffles, in your smoothie or milkshake… the options seem to just invent themselves with this one.
Nothing else but the ingredients listed. You eat what our friends and families eat. Proudly procured from Indian farmers all across India.
Christmas Buntings – upcycledChristmas Buntings – upcycled
These coasters are made from eco-boards. Eco-boards are excellent alternatives to plywood and are made of recycled multi-layer single use plastics majorly used in packaging by the FMCG and pharma companies.
Size : 4 inch by 4 inch
Eco-boards are corrosion proof, fire proof, water proof and termite resistant. They come in a pack of 4. Other than adding decorative value to your table, they are an excellent gifting option too, especially for the ones on the sustainable lifestyle journey!