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  • Sid's Farm launches soft paneer

    This company in Telangana has launched a brand new product which is full of protein and tastes amazing. Find out all about their new product launch here.

  • Delhi welcomes the new 'Crunch Ka Hero' Cornitos

    Cornitos has launched the new Crunch Ka Hero range of flavours in the heart of Delhi and the people can't get enough of the new flavours. Find out their flavours here.

  • Growth of traditional drinks in India

    Due to the pandemic and the climate conditions, a lot of people are going back to their roots and opting for home made recipes of drinks indigenous to India.

  • Coca-Cola's contribution to the Covid movement

    The entire nation is trying to deal with the horrid repercussions of Covid and big companies all around the nation are trying to do their bit. Find out how Coca Cola plans to contribute to this cause

  • These summer food will help you get luscious tresses

    We all want beautiful tresses but knowing what is good for our hair's growth is important. Find out which food items will help you get a long, silky mane

  • The benefits of carrot and beetroot juice

    This beetroot and carrot juice is packed with nutrients and will keep all kinds of viruses away. Learn the benefits of the same and include it in your diet for sure

  • Omega-3, the secret to an increased life expectancy

    Studies suggest that Omega-3 obtained from dietery fish is great for your body and can increase your life expectancy. Find out how.

  • Find out what is Milind Soman's recovery meal

    Milind Soman recently tested posiitive and here's what you need to know about his recovery diet: it is full of nutrients. Find out what he consumes to get back to his old self

  • The benefits of apple cider vinegar in your diet.

    Apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits and it is especially good for weight loss. Do check out the different ways in which you can consume it and make a note of these recipes

  • Important food items that are full of zinc

    Since the rise in the Covid cases, it is important to boost your immunity regularly and certain food items are rich with zinc and can be consumed to boost our immunity.

  • The importance of different kinds of salt

    Different kinds of salts have different benefits and including them in our meals is important. All you need to do it know how to render their benefits effectively

  • Post Covid food to consume

    These light and nutritious 15-minute meals will surely help you gain back your strength post covid. They are full of protein, minerals, fat and all the other essential nutrients that important to keep you healthy

  • The biggest, most heaviest mango in the world

    This mango's size is huge and it has been declared as the heaviest mango in the world. Cultivated by a Columbian farmer, it weighs around 4.25 kgs

  • Visit 6 of the best outdoor places in Puducherry

    Puducherry is a confluence of a lot of interesting cultures and the food here is fantastic. Visit these 6 outdoor places and witness the most interesting food culture out there

  • The juiciest handcrafted burgers in town

    Akus is coming up with a range of delcious and juicy handcrafted burgers and these surely steal your heart. From the grilled chciekn burger to an interesting crunchchill burger, you've got it all

  • Have this Cinammon-Mint-Lemon infused water to keep cool

    Do you feel dehydrated in summers but don't like drinking water much? Here's a cool cool recipe of drinking infused water to keep yourself cool and hydrated

  • Have a guilt-free snack with the help of Yasmin Karachiwala

    Want to look fit like Katrina and Alia? Then all you need to do is follow this guilt-free recipe by Yasmin Karachiwala who is the eponymous trainer of a lot of celebrities in Bollywood

  • Learn how to bake a cake with Shruti Hassan

    Shruti Hassan is not just a versatile actor and singer, she also makes delicious desserts and her recipe of this sinful chocolate ckae will surely make your heads turn

  • If you want to bake a delicious cake then this post is for you

    If you have been craving a gooey and simple cake since ages thenhere are 5 ways to make sure your cake rises beautifully and you bake a scrumptious cake easily

  • Make Falooda for iftar this Ramadan

    Ramadan 2021 has been a little solemn because of the pandemic but you can still add sweetness in your life by makingthis Ramadan special Falooda

  • This husky will surely make you happy

    The stress of pandemic can get to you and make you sad and stressed. Here is a video of an adorable husky eating bread that will surely take away your blues and make you forever happy

  • The delicious Mohabbat Ka Sherbet for the world

    Ramadan in Delhi is a special affair with all the delicious food spread helping us celebrate the festive fervour. But the best thing about Ramadan is Delhi is the delectable Mohabbat Ka Sherbet

  • Salman Khan does his bit to help the frontline workers

    The pandemic has wreaked a lot of havoc in the country and Salman Khan has decided to help the frontline workers by sending out multiple food packets. He started this initiative with Rahul Kanal

  • These stews will surely tantalize your tastebuds

    India is a diverse country with different kinds of cuisines. We all love having stews that are comforting and delicious. Here is a list of different stews that will fill your heart with warmth

  • Studies suggest that coffee is good for cognition

    Coffee not just eliminates drowsiness but also increases cogntion that can be hampered due to excess sleep

  • When Chicken makes your world go round

    Learn these easy chicken snack recipes at home and be a great party host. from Tikkas to pakoras, go through this all-chicken list of snacks

  • Lose weight with the help of Cucumber

    Salads, raita, smoothies and more. Learn all the interesting cucumber recipes to lose weight and lead a healthy life in summers

  • The good and bad aspects of Indian Spices

    Learn the benefits of different Indian spices ith the help of celebrity dietician Rujuta Diwekar

  • Summer foods that will help you beat the heat

    Watermelon, cucumber, celery, yoghurt and cauliflower are some of the summer foods that will help you stay cool in the summers.

  • The Dance of Spices: Laxmi Hiremath unlocks the secret to Indian cooking – curry pastes, masalas, tadka and boona

    In the cookbook, The Dance of Spices, Laxmi Hiremath starts with the basics – the spices that are so essential to Indian cuisine. She also gives recipes for spice blends, including hot and fragrant curry powder, tangy tandoori spice mix and her mother’s heirloom spice blend.

  • Pork DNA detected in halal chocolate in the imported confectionery in Bangladesh

    Researchers from Southeast University and Islamic University in Bangladesh detected pork DNA in two samples, namely Cadbury’s chocolate (Milk Tray) and Mars’ Skittles’ candy (Wild berry flavour) through the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method.

  • Is Ghee the solution for all our problems?

    According to Ayurveda, ghee protects the body from many diseases, nourishes and lubricates the joints and improves the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. Ghee also contains butyric acid, along with vitamins A, D, E and K that strengthens immunity, boosts gut health, keeps bones healthy and improves eye health.

  • Not all home remedies can eliminate Covid

    Food items that are easily available at home for remedies like ginger, tulsi, honey etc are not beneficial when it comes to curing Covid. The Minisitry of Electronics and Information has asked people to not believe in random whatsapp messages but verify these details with certified doctors.

  • Special iftar parties curated by NCR restaurants and food hubs

    The Ramazan time has called for a lot of restaurants in NCR delivering iftar party food items like Nihari, Kebabs, Biryani etc. The Delivery services of Old Delhi is suffering due to the curfew and that has led to a lot of other restaurants in in the NCR region to take part in this food fiesta.

  • Food and lifestyle hacks to manage PCOS

    Practice mindful snacking, Exercise regularly and Get enough sleep. These are some tips to manage PCOS.

  • Food packets distributed to the homeless

    Several residents and charitable trusts in Trichy ventured out to serve food to the homeless people. Private trusts -- Rangaraja Desika Swamigal trust and Sathuragiri Sithar Annadhanam group supplied food packets to localities where homeless people usually resided. Few volunteers also distributed food and water packets at the Trichy railway junction.

  • Now, food on the doorstep of Covid-19 patients for Rs 10 in Ludhiana

    Taking an initiative to provide good and healthy cooked meals to Covid patients on their doorstep is a fledgeling home delivery set up known as ‘Khaana Leia’. A brainchild of Monaa Chadha, ‘Khaana Leia’, provides the normal staple Indian food, including ‘dal, roti, sabzi, raita and chawal’, at a nominal rate of Rs10 per thali.

  • Smokers and vegetarians may be less vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, says a government research organisation

    In a recent survey conducted by CSIR (Council of Scientific Industrial Research), the Government of India suggested smoking may be protective due to its role in increasing mucous production. Vegetarian food rich in fibre may have a role to play in providing immunity against COVID-19 due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Now, no separate validity for the +F endorsement certificate; FSSAI issues SOPs

    FSSAI has discontinued the renewal process of the +F endorsement certificate by the FBOs. The order states that for providing ease of doing business, it has been decided that the validity of the +F endorsement certificate will be till the licence or registration was valid.

  • Hungry Or Not? Celeb Nutritionist Pooja Makhija Has An Easy Hack To Tell

    In the short clip, the celebrity nutritionist narrated a simple trick to distinguish between emotional hunger and actual hunger. She suggested taking your preferred snack in a bowl, and walking with it to a table without any distractions such as tablets or smartphones and start eating the snack. If you enjoy eating the snack without distractions, then this means that you are cl

  • Florida McDonald's Offers Easy Way To Make Money. But Are There Any Takers?

    A McDonald's outlet in Florida is offering $50 to anyone who comes in for a job interview. The owner of the McDonald's in the Tampa area has put up a board outside the outlet that states the interviews would be from Mondays to Fridays at 2 pm.

  • Mark Zuckerberg Skips Meals While Working, His Dad's Response Make You Relate

    He wrote, "Do you ever get so excited about what you're working on that you forget to eat meals?" His father's innocent question that won everyone over. "Do you need Mom and I to deliver meals?" Edward Zuckerberg asked. Replying to his father, Mark wrote, "Aww thanks but I just need to stop forgetting to eat."

  • Pickled Garlic Is The Latest Food Trend That's Making Twitter Curious

    Pickled garlic requires a simple process of preserving the garlic in a mix of vinegar and assorted spices and herbs. Once the garlic is fermented and ready-to-eat, it can be had raw or combined with other snacks. Several expressed their interest about this food trend, while others couldn't understand what the hype was all about.

  • Government to train locals in food safety

    The idea behind the digital mitras is to target entrepreneurs who have relevant IT skills who in turn will help others interested in the food business with their applications for licencing, registration, online correspondence on queries raised by FDA and other officials and will also cover aspects of business such as filing annual tax returns, etc.

  • Luxury watches from fishing nets, paper, food scraps

    First ever solar-powered watch by the house of Cartier, and it comes with the promise of a service-free running time of 16 years! The straps come in various colours and are designed in non-animal leather, produced from food scraps.

  • Cafe on Kabristan: A restaurant in Ahmedabad where people dine among the dead and which was once frequented by painter M.F. Husain

    Lucky Tea stall known as ‘The New Lucky Restuarant‘, located in the old Ahmedabad region of Khamasha, is a cafe built on kabristan. It is one of the unique places where patrons get to dine with the dead.

  • FSSAI issues Guidance Document & SOPs on fixing pesticides residue in foods

    The FSSAI has issued a draft of Guidance Document & Standard Operating Procedures for fixing Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) of pesticides in food commodities.

  • 6 ways buying organic can help save the planet

    Organic food is grown without chemicals, promotes the ‘farm-to-table’ philosophy, ‘New-Age’ packaging reduces chemical seepage into the ground, Organic certification laws act as a protective blanket and helps reduce climate change.

  • Iron rich foods for vegetarians

    These vegetarian foods that can help you get enough iron content on a daily basis. Soybean, lentils, leafy vegetables, potato, mushroom, olives, mulberries and seeds.

  • Why it is important to have white onions in summer, explains top nutritionist

    White onion is highly effective in controlling evening bloating, night sweats, and is also good for gut bacteria diversity, as it works as a prebiotic and has resistant starch which is good for your stomach and gut health.

  • Retailers urge the government to probe rising food prices

    Retailers have urged the government to probe rising food prices as essential goods have become costlier in the past few days despite sufficient stocks and regular supply.

  • Covid-19 second wave: Job losses, pay cuts back to haunt restaurants

    Only home-delivery and takeaway services have been permitted at all eateries, leading to economic stress. HR officials estimate that at least 10,000 jobs are at risk in Delhi and Mumbai at restaurants and another 30,000 will be severely impacted (job cuts and pay cuts) if the lockdown is extended till June.

  • Government to provide 5 kg free food grains to poor in May & June

    The government said this will be rolled out on the same pattern as last year’s PM Garib Kalyan Yojana. The Centre would spend more than Rs 26,000 crore on this initiative.

  • Food dos and don'ts for COVID-19 patients

    The main diet focus for COVID patients is to consume foods that would help rebuild muscle, immunity and energy levels. Whole grains like ragi, oats or amaranth are rich sources of complex carbohydrates. Chicken, fish, eggs, paneer, soya, nuts and seeds are some good sources of protein.

  • Mumbai Police Sends Cake To 'Responsible Citizen' For Being Home On Birthday

    When Mumbai resident Samita Patil rang in her birthday on 22nd April 2021, her friends promptly asked her for a party. However, she refused with some friendly words of advice, which won her praise from none other than Mumbai police itself. They further sent over a delicious chocolate truffle cake to the user's residence with the words 'Responsible Citizen' mentioned on t

  • Don't Follow WhatsApp Forwarded Diet Plans; See An Expert', Advises Chef Saransh Goila

    Today, the internet is flooded with health advises, diet plans, forwarded messages et al. What we often do not understand is that every human body reacts differently, so one must consult with an expert before taking up any such diet plan. Chef Saransh Goila recommends the same.

  • KFC Employee Wins Hearts For Helping Customer's Daughter With Autism

    The KFC employee, Emma, who took their order did her best to calm Lauren's daughter Madison down. "The lady at the till called Emma was very calm taking my order, she was very polite, smiling away and was talking to Madison," wrote the relieved mother.

  • Viral Reddit Post About Cooking Fail Will Leave You In Splits

    A Reddit user who goes by the name 'Panicatdiscos' wrote, "Guess I'll order out tonight." The photo showed that the glass lid of a pan had shattered and fallen into the dish of chicken cacciatore, along with the knob. Adding to the fun, a user said, "Mmm, crunchy."

  • Experts stress on grassroot testing method to prevent adulteration in honey

    Renowned experts from across the value chain of honey-making underscored the need to adopt a validated ‘fit for purpose’ and grassroot testing methodology to prevent instances of adulteration in honey in India.

  • FSSAI order to ensure uninterrupted food supplies during Covid-19; relaxes norms

    In an order, the FSSAI has stated that import clearances of food items and testing services by FSSAI’s notified laboratories (including both public and private laboratories) were essential services and remained operational.

  • Masterchef Australia star Sarah Todd’s latest cookbook covers Indian traditional delicacies with an Australian twist

    Her book, “My Indian Kitchen” is about utilising Australian techniques such as grilling and barbecuing along with classical French techniques to highlight how adaptable Indian food can be.

  • Night curfew hits street food vendors

    Food cart vendors, who serve dishes like egg rice, kebabs, tea and other condiments after dusk, said their businesses have come down by as much as 80%, adding that the new restrictions will further cripple their sole source of income.

  • Comprehensive food supplements, a powerful tool

    The food supplement, CoronAid is made out of mushroom Cordyceps militaris, which grows in the Himalayan region and is known for its anti-viral, anti-ageing, anti-tumour, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Impressive reasons to add moong beans to your diet

    It may help you lose weight, manage the symptoms of diabetes, may improve digestion, reduce blood pressure, beneficial for pregnant women and prevent heatstroke.

  • Homegrown goodies

    Health food in glamorous packages – that was the idea behind body balance instructor-turned-entrepreneur Mrinalini Mukherjee’s organic bazar. she started an organic food market in January. From Sundarban and Midnapore farmers to city chefs, several kinds of “safe” food-makers find a place at Alo, a curated open-air market held at Daga Nikunj, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata e

  • This company is selling mystery bags of food to combat restaurant waste

    A group of engineering, tech and law entrepreneurs in Copenhagen founded Too Good To Go in 2016 to connect hungry customers for discounted grub with restaurants that have extra food. Customers can place an order at a restaurant on the app — usually between $4 and $6 — and pick up a mystery bag of food at the location. The goods can include anything leftover (and not eaten) from

  • Green Salt – a healthy salt alternative?

    When you see this plant from up close, you can see small sprouts of asparagus that have been painted bright green. This is salicornia – also known as sea asparagus or samphire – and the ingredient for Green Salt. Today, fresh salicornia is used in fine dining restaurants the world over, as chefs appreciate how its salty taste complements seafood.

  • Wasted food is choking the earth

    As quoted by several sources, The Food Waste Index Report 2021, conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its partner organisation WRAP, states that “around 931 million tonnes of food waste was generated in 2019, 61 per cent of which came from households, 26 per cent from food service and 13 per cent from retail.

  • American Actress Drew Barrymore To Release Her Cookbook Soon

    She will release her cookbook titled 'Rebel Homemaker: Food, Family, Life' soon. The book will release on November 2. She also unveiled the cover alongside her "culinary partner in crime" Pilar Valdes, a chef who appears regularly on 'The Drew Barrymore Show'. The cover features Drew slurping pasta from a bowl.

  • Why Celeb Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar Swears By Moong, Matki And Chawli Dal

    Three pulses one can have as a part of the summer meal - moong, matki and red chawli. Reiterating their benefits, Rujuta wrote, "Pulses are a rich source of vitamins, minerals like iron, zinc, selenium and essential amino acids like lysine (helps with calcium absorption, regulates appetite)."

  • Dipping French Fries In Milkshake To Eating Leftover Pizzas - Kareena Kapoor's 'Food Secrets' Are So Relatable

    In a candid Q-n-A session called 'Shots with Celebs', Kareena spilled all her food secrets, her preferred food combinations and much more. This session is a part of the show 'Star vs Food'.

  • Swiss Robot Bartender Makes Cocktails And Tells Jokes

    The robot bartender named Barney is fully automated and has been developed by F&P Robotics, a Zurich-based company. Barney can mix 16 different spirits and eight different sodas for customers who place their orders via smartphones.

  • E-commerce may become one of the major growth drivers for FMCG in 2021

    2020 was a year of crisis-driven instant improvisations and restructuring in a broadly subdued business environment, the coming year would see more stability and consolidation of the e-market space.

  • Maharashtra restricts the timings of grocery shops, food shops to four hours a day.

    A week after imposing stringent restrictions in the state of Maharashtra government has now restricted the timings of grocery shops, vegetable shops, fruit vendors, dairies, bakeries and all types of food shops to just four hours a day, from 7 am to 11 am.

  • Regulatory bodies need to be more vigilant to ensure food safety, quality: FSSAI chairperson

    “This economically motivated adulteration is a major malpractice and we need to be extremely vigilant, particularly in the regulatory space to avoid such practices,” said Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Chairperson Rita Teaotia.

  • Zomato rolls out priority delivery feature for covid-related food deliveries

    “Today, along with thousands of our restaurant partners, we just rolled out a “priority delivery for covid emergencies'' feature on the Zomato app. This feature will allow our customers to mark—This order is related to a COVID-19 emergency—option during checkout," said Zomato’s founder Deepinder Goyal.

  • Jumbo King launches in Gujarat market by foraying into Ahmedabad with a store

    As a #VocalForLocal brand, the company's signature range of wholly vegetarian burgers - Tangy Mexican, Corn Palak, Nachos, Cheese Grilled, Big Crunch, Paneer and Crispy Veg are sure to hold a special appeal for the people of Gujarat.

  • Sustainable food life, for a better lifestyle

    Do not get swayed away by exotic varieties, but choose the nutritionally better counterpart growing right in your backyard. Our very own millets are a great swap for the foreign quinoa. Choosing a vegetarian lifestyle reduces demand for meat, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions thus reducing any harmful environmental impact.

  • Is it safe to eat expired eggs?

    The date mentioned means the sell-by date, meaning the day by which the carton should be sold from a grocery store. You can take a Float Test to check the freshness of the egg, fill a glass with water and drop an egg in it. If the egg floats, it is rotten and you should avoid using it.

  • Karisma Kapoor Shares Best Foods For Stress Relief

    The post specifies that magnesium-rich foods such as whole grains, banana, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate help in stress relief. Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, chard and arugula are always a good idea, especially to manage stress.

  • 'Have Beans With Me', Man's Unique Proposal Has Left Internet In Splits

    A recent Reddit post reveals a man using a signboard to make up with his partner. He starts off with a straight sign that reads, "Andrea, I am sorry." He follows this up with, "Andrea, I love you." But it is the third message that had Reddit users in splits. The man wrote, "Andrea, eat beans with me."

  • Cricketer Chris Gayle Enjoys Breakfast Meal Early In The Morning

    It was shared by the official Punjab Kings handle on Twitter. He is seen explaining to the server how he wants to start off his meal early before anyone arrives. "Early bird gets all the worms," he exclaims in the video. Next, he tries an omelette and finishes the meal with some watermelon pieces, thanking the restaurant staff for the meal.

  • Multivitamins, Probiotic, Omega-3 May Help Lower Covid Risks - Study

    A new large population study indicates that taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of Coronavirus, at least among women.

  • Twitter Riles Up After Kangana Ranaut Posts Ashtami Prasad Pic With Onion; Actor Reacts

    Along with the picture she posted on Twitter, Kangana wrote, "Imagine to be fasting on Ashtami when parsadam in your house looks like this". #Onion started trending on Twitter. Clarifying about the onion on her plate she said, “I am fasting today if my family wants to eat a salad with parsadam let’s not ridicule them.”

  • French Designer's Leaf Bag Goes Viral, "Is There Food Inside?" Asks Twitter

    A Twitter user shared images of leaf bags created by French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. The leaf bag struck a chord with foodies on the internet, especially those from South Asia, where dishes wrapped in leaves are quite common.

  • McDonald's Blocks Its Own Menu With Ad, Internet Calls It A 'Strategy'

    YouTuber Gustav Johnson's 2019 tweet drawing attention to this strategy is now going viral. One user wrote, "They know the sense of urgency will make you order the items in the pictures (highest margin) without spending time to scrutinise the value. It's a tactic."

  • Restaurant Workers Reveal Worst Things They Had Seen Been Done To Customers' Food On Reddit

    "I had a buddy at McDonald’s, a real chaotic type, who every once and a while would say "oh hey, guess what time it is... PICKLE SURPRISE!" and put a whole handful of pickles on a random cheeseburger," wrote a Reddit user. There were many such bizarre stories.

  • 'Traditional wisdom’ guidelines to deal with COVID-19

    Here are some tips to deal with the second strain of Covid-19: eat a well-balanced diet including fruits and vegetables, add whole grains and nuts to your diet, consume non-veg food in moderation, limit salt intake and consume unsaturated fats, increase water intake and cut down on sugar, exercise, meditate, have a healthy sleeping pattern and wash, rinse, and disinfect objects

  • How climate change is affecting your usual cup of coffee

    For example, if it gets warmer, the coffee cherry matures faster than the development of the bean, which in turn leads to coffee that is lower in quality. The suitable area for high-quality speciality coffee types which are valued for their floral, fruity and spicy notes, will likely shrink if climate change continues unchecked. Said Abel Chemura from the Potsdam Institute for

  • Avoid buying foods with these words on the label

    Be careful before buying foods with these labels: Fat-free and Cholesterol-free, Immunity-Boosting, No Sugar Added, Synthetic Growth Hormones, Artificial Colours and ​Weight Loss Teas.

  • How we can reduce food waste and promote healthy eating

    "Cooking is a win-win in terms of promoting health and reducing food waste. There is evidence that links cooking and improved diet quality. And people who cook might over time become more skilled at repurposing leftovers and being more creative with foods that are about to go to waste.” Says Melissa Pflugh Prescott, assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and Huma

  • Exercise promotes healthy living and a healthy liver

    Researchers have shown that an exercise regimen reduces liver steatosis and stiffness in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. These gains in hepatic health are mediated through modification of inter-organ cross-talk, circulatory organokine alterations and reductions in inflammation and oxidative stress.

  • Here's A List Of High Protein Foods That You Can Add To Your Low-Carb Diet

    Here are a few food items that are loaded with protein with minimum carbs: eggs, greek yoghurt, chia seeds, cow’s milk and almonds.

  • McDonald's Announces New BTS Meal And Fans Can't Keep Calm

    Fast-food giant McDonald's took everyone by surprise by announcing a collaboration with the 7 members of the K-pop band. The 'BTS meal' was announced by the burger joint on Twitter. A Twitter user and fan wrote, “if you want to support BTS' McDonald’s partnership, but don't eat meat or fast food, you could buy the meal and then provide it to the homeless, they would appreciate

  • Customer Abuses Staff At Fast Food Chain For Wrong Order

    A man walks over to the other end of the restaurant, grabs a burger sitting on the counter, and storms out of the premises, but not before hurling expletives at a female staff member. The person posting the 53-second video titled it, "Imagine thinking this is how a grown man deals with an incorrect order."

  • Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar Tells What Not To Start Your Day With

    Seeds and spices were used to enhance the flavour of food and to improve assimilation of nutrients in combination with other ingredients, and never consumed in large quantity by themselves. For E.g. haldi was always used in tadka with oil and as a drink by adding it in milk and not as haldi shots in water.

  • No Panic Buying At Stores But Buyers Show Anxiety As 6-Day Lockdown Begins In Delhi

    Customers have not panicked unlike the last lockdown and as they are assured of their supply and retailers are able to deliver goods at their doorstep after receiving orders either online, through apps and even after a telephone call, in which some are promising same-day delivery.

  • Sania Mirza Pretends To Be At Supermarket With 'Shopkeeper' Son Izhaan

    "When you have the cutest shop keeper. Pretend play and learning together with my @izhaan.mirzamalik ..so good to be back home," wrote Sania Mirza in the caption of the post.

  • Elli AvrRam Turns Chef, Makes Pan-Fried Vegan Patties For Family

    While sharing the video, she wrote "I can tell with confidence that this is Mashallah." In the Instagram stories that followed, she offered more glimpses of her kitchen.

  • Demi Lovato Calls Out Frozen Yogurt Shop Serving 'Diet Food', Divides Twitter

    "You have to walk past tons of sugar-free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter. Do better please," wrote Lovato on Instagram. "We carry items for Diabetics, Celiac disease, Vegan and, of course, many indulgent items as well," wrote The Big Chill.

  • Celebrity Chef Saransh Goila Prepares List Of Meal Providers For Covid-19 Patients Across India

    He has come forth to prepare a list of home chefs, tiffin service providers and caterers who are providing nutritious meals to the COVID-19 patients across the country. He took to his Instagram handle to share the list that includes hundreds of meal providers from almost every state.

  • What Is Rakul Preet Singh's Go-To Summer Cooler?

    The 30-year-old diva shared a picture holding a glass of this nutritious drink. In the caption, she wrote, "Thinking how to beat the summer heat? Let barley water come to your rescue."

  • What are the worst fruits for someone with diabetes?

    Watermelons, dried dates, pineapples and overly ripe bananas have a Glycemic Index score of between 70 and 100, making them high in sugar. These fruits should be eaten in moderation by a person with diabetes.

  • Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

    A team of scientists has found the first evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 years ago.

  • Dietary cocoa improves health of obese mice; likely has implications for humans

    Supplementation of cocoa powder in the diet of high-fat-fed mice with liver disease markedly reduced the severity of their condition, according to a new study. The researchers suggest the results have implications for people.

  • 'Chillies and chocolates are an eternal combination’: Poonam Chordia, India’s first female chocolate taster

    Poonam Chordia has lined up a new offering of nine handcrafted spice-infused ‘The Spice Collection’ chocolates in association with Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, culinary consultant and chronicler.

  • Want to lose weight? Eat slowly

    Eating slowly helps you lose weight in several ways. First of all, it promotes fullness, a hint which is often missed when eating hurriedly gulping down the food. Chewing food thoroughly before swallowing helps you reduce calorie intake and lose weight.

  • Why choose Bean to Bar Chocolate made in India?

    India currently boasts of around 28 small, medium and large sized bean to bar chocolate makers all demonstrating healthy growth rates and growing at over 40 per cent year on year on an average. Cocoatrait forecasts that there would be over 40 branded bean to bar chocolate makers by 2022.

  • Turmeric tablets & capsules to boost your immunity, ease cough and more

    This spice is known for various health benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, easing in throat irritation, reducing cough, boosting overall immunity and more. Here are some turmeric tablets that you can eat for boosting your immunity: Organic India Turmeric Bottle, Dabur Haldi Tablet - Health Booster etc.

  • Learn to make spring onion oil noodles and other Shanghai family recipes with this book

    Betty Liu- A Boston-based photographer and food writer’s parents are from Shanghai and she realised how much she loves her mother’s Chinese food. Therefore, she thought of sharing the recipes through her debut cookbook, "My Shanghai."

  • Karisma Kapoor Is Enjoying 'Simple Pleasures'

    “Simple pleasures... melted dark chocolate ice cream,” wrote Karisma Kapoor in the picture that she shared on Instagram stories. In the click, we could see a bowl full of the lip-smacking ice cream which was slightly molten and just the perfect texture.

  • Soha Ali Khan’s ‘Cheat Day’ Featured A Lot of Pizzas

    The actress gave us a glimpse of her cheat meal which featured a range of pizzas and pastas from a Mumbai-based pizzeria The Dough therapy. From classic margherita, to veggie to paneer pizza, this little pizza spread looked quite tempting.

  • 7 Delicious Fruits To Eat On Keto Diet

    Lemons, watermelon, coconuts, tomatoes, avocados, berries and star fruit are the fruits to eat on the keto diet.

  • Gordon Ramsay Tries Sandwich At Starbucks Drive-Through, Watch His Reaction

    The seemingly innocent questions that Gordon Ramsay asked the Starbucks employee were quite funny to watch. One of the things he wanted to know to know about which exact mustard was used in the sandwich that he ordered. "I'm allergic to American mustard," he said amidst laughs from the employee.

  • 'Protein Pancakes And...': Harshvardhan Kapoor's Mantra To Get Back In Shape

    Harshvardhan shared a photograph of protein pancakes and eggs on Instagram Stories. He captioned the picture, "Protein pancakes and eggs to break a 15-hour fast. Hope I get to the desired leanness soon."

  • How to easily peel and cut a pineapple

    Firstly, cut the top and bottom part of the pineapple and cut the hard outer covering by keeping a steady hand. After removing the cover, you have to scoop the black spots with a knife by moving your hand in a circular motion. Finally, you can cut the fruit into pieces.

  • Nutrition hacks to beat chronic back pain effectively

    Including a rainbow-coloured plate with fruits and vegetables, turmeric, ginger, foods with vitamin D like egg yolks, curd, fish etc, nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables and yoghurt in your diet can help cure chronic back pain.

  • Maha FDA seizes and destroys adulterated paneer made in unhygienic conditions

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra, has seized adulterated ‘paneer or cottage cheese’ from a dairy shop in the Vasai district. The FDA officials also destroyed 59 kg of the adulterated paneer worth Rs 17,700.

  • Britannia Milk Bikis launches 100% atta biscuit with the promise of ‘Doodh Roti ki Shakti'

    The new biscuit has been created with the goodness of milk and now has the added benefit of atta in it, in fact, 100 per cent atta. One pack of biscuits offers energy equal to the energy provided by one glass of milk plus one roti.

  • The making of Cognac: How burnt wine became a thing?

    Whether it was an effort to concentrate wine for ease of transport (and protecting against spoilage) or a way to preserve excess wine which had remained unsold in a year, Cognac caught on as a drink in its own right.

  • The British loved their meat, but some were fascinated by Hindu-Brahminical vegetarianism

    In ‘Meat, Mercy, and Morality’, Samiparna Samanta writes that the British in India thrived on an elaborate diet of meat, but some preferred vegetarianism in the tropical climate.

  • Cloud Kitchens: A boon in times of Covid-19 pandemic

    From gourmet meals to regular dal-chawal, virtual kitchens promise you a mouthful of heaven right at home.

  • French Inmate Posting Food Videos From Jail Cell Now An Instagram Star

    Dany Hellz Kitchen, the popular Instagram account of a French inmate, who conjures up mouthwatering tagines, tiramisus and pizzas with the few basic utensils he is allowed to keep behind bars."You can make everything with nothing," is the motto of this foodie convict.

  • Meet the food enthusiast trying to boost culinary travel in Assam

    Mitali G Dutta is a Guwahati-based entrepreneur who runs her culinary venture 'Food Sutra by Mitali'. She trains women in the rural areas of Assam through 'FSM Food Trails' -- organising tours in culinary training and dining concepts. These tours help women share different traditional recipes of local cuisine with food tourists and go on to host them for the meal.

  • Home chefs whip up meals for the people infected by Covid-19

    From daily meal plans to packages for 14 days of isolation, home chefs and cloud kitchens have stepped up to serve a variety of meals to those already struggling to cope up with Covid-19. It was after tragedy hit her own home that Madhavi Chepur decided to start a cloud kitchen (Kwik Meal 7) with her friend Revathy Venkateshan in Hyderabad.

  • Gurudwara in Noida provides food to COVID-19 patients and their family

    “We are trying to help the families who are COVID positive and are unable to cook food. We are making packets of food for them and leave that in front of society gate and the security guard takes the packages of food to the families,” Gurpreet Singh, Head priest of the Gurudwara.

  • Hyderabad's family serves free food to the needy during Holy Month

    This family started a start-up Suhoor Express, which delivers homemade Suhoor/ Sehri food to people in and around Hyderabad at a reasonable rate. The start-up helps the needy by donating free food with profits earned for Suhoor Express. They provide Sehri and Iftar food to families who have lost their property, jobs, and wages due to Covid-19 and floods."

  • Tips For Cleansing And Maintaining Healthy Liver

    Everyday kitchen staples such as lemons, apples, berries, amla, turmeric, beetroot and grapes among others can become potent tools to maintain a healthy liver if used with the right knowledge and regimen. Regular consumption of processed food — especially white flour, refined sugar, saturated, rancid, and hydrogenated fats, smoked meat and alcohol are toxic to the delicate oper

  • US Brewery Is Hiring Tasting Officers For Dog Beer

    With an enviable salary of $20,000, Anheuser-Busch is inviting canines for the post of 'Chief Tasting Officer' for its Dog Brew- a canine-friendly, alcohol-free drink.

  • Season's First 'Mango-Special' Train Arrives In Delhi From Andhra Pradesh

    On Friday, the season's first 'mango special' train arrived at Delhi's Adarsh Nagar railway station from Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram. For the unversed, Vizianagaram known to be the hub of mangoes, from where the fruits are transported in the north of Andhra Pradesh.

  • UK River Turns White After Milk Truck Overturns And Spills Contents

    River Dulais in Wales, United Kingdom turned white after a milk truck overturned and spilt its contents.

  • Cyprus's Halloumi Gets EU Protected Status

    It is a semi-hard, un-ripened cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, and sometimes also cow's milk. The European Union is set to formally give halloumi the protected designation of origin (PDO) status.

  • How Food Adulteration In India Is Fueling Business At The Cost Of Health?

    Adulterated food is extremely harmful to our health, robbing our bodies of essential nutrients. The FSSAI has even proposed to include a new section in the Food Safety Standards (FSS) Act that was originally passed in 2006, to crack down on food adulteration.

  • PETA India renews call to fast-food giants to include vegan options on their menu

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India has fired off letters to McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King India urging them to add vegan options to their menus, as they are increasingly doing abroad.

  • Mondelez India launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Lolly

    Mondelez India has launched Cadbury Dairy Milk Lolly. With this foray, the company is entering a white space in the category of being the only Chocolate Lollipop in India. This latest entrant will offer consumers a uniquely indulgent experience.

  • Bizarre Maggi Ladoo Recipe Goes Viral, Twitter Calls It "Disgusting"

    A YouTube video shows how to prepare it. One needs to use jaggery, cardamom powder, butter, raw Maggi and roll it into ladoo ball

  • Malaysian Farmers Grow Japanese Muskmelons With Music And Massage

    Three Malaysian farmers claimed to have found the secret ingredients that go into growing the fruit- it is just good old music and massage. This practice of music and massage for growing the fruit is known as "tama-fuki" and is believed to enhance the flavour of the fruit.

  • UP Woman Loses Job In Pandemic, Starts New Dhaba With Thali At Rs. 30

    A woman from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was laid off from her job but she decided to start her own dhaba business which serves an economic thali priced at just Rs. 30! We could spot Rajma-Chawal, a chapatti, Boondi Raita and a few onions as part of the delicious thali priced at just Rs. 30/-.

  • Courteney Cox Shows Off Her Inner ‘Chef Monica Geller’ From ‘FRIENDS’

    She shared a video captioning, "Tell me you’re a Monica without telling me you’re a Monica.” The video featured her clean and tidy kitchen, well-organised with proper labels on each ingredient. Moreover, she also has a drawer just to set her cutleries as per shapes and sizes. Alongside, she also asked her fans to show off their inner Monica.

  • Mira Kapoor Reveals Her Favourite Mango Variety

    She shared an infographic about Indian mango varieties by state, which featured a number of mangoes such as Alphonso, Totapuri, Dasheri, Himsagar, Kesar and more. However, Mira Kapoor had a pertinent question to pose while sharing the graphic. Mira Kapoor asked, "Where's my Safeda?"

  • Zomato CEO Apologises After Calling Out Swiggy For Night Deliveries In Mumbai

    Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal recently took a dig at competitor food delivery service Swiggy for delivering orders post 8 pm in Mumbai. He tagged Mumbai police they replied, “Kindly read the Govt Notification. It says that Home Delivery is allowed but there is no time limit specified.” Realising his mistake, he immediately apologised to Swiggy.

  • Sonu Sood shares tips on how to make the perfect dosa at home

    In the video, he can be seen sprinkling water on a non-stick dosa pan and next he adds a thin layer of dosa batter using a spatula and says that making dosa is an art and this is the best dosa ever.

  • ''We Are Back To Square One"- Restaurants Express Worry Over Delhi's Weekend Curfew

    Mr Anurag Katriar, President of The National Restaurant Authority Of India said, "The decision by the Delhi Government to impose a weekend lockdown and weekday night curfew is a direct result of the growing caseload of COVID. Unfortunately, this brings us to square one; the same place we were standing aimlessly a year ago at the peak of the pandemic.”

  • Coimbatore Woman Wins Hearts By Selling Free Biryani For Poor

    RJ Balaji shared the pictures on Twitter where a message written in Tamil, which loosely translates to, "If you feel hungry, Take it." Along with pics, he wrote, "What a great gesture by this small roadside biryani shop in Puliakulam, Coimbatore! Humanity at its best."

  • What brain foods should kids eat?

    Eggs, oily fish, green leafy vegetables, Greek yoghurt, oats, beans and lentils are some of the foods that are essential for a child’s brain development.

  • Covid-19 impact: No food service on domestic flights under 2 hours from 17th April

    The passengers taking flights that have a duration of less than two hours won't be getting any food service onboard from today as the government has banned the airlines to serve meals on domestic flights that have a duration of under two hours.

  • Food banks: What to donate and what to avoid

    Protein dairy, fish, shelf-stable dairy, vegetables, fruit, dried fruit and canned vegetables are good for donation. Candy donations, sugar-sweetened beverages — soda, sweetened teas, sports drinks and baked goods such as cookies, cakes, pastries, sweetened muffins should be avoided for food donation.

  • Man Orders Apples From Supermarket, Gets iPhone Instead

    A man shopping from a supermarket was in for a sweet surprise with his online grocery order. Instead of receiving his order for a bag of apples, he got an Apple iPhone SE!

  • Where Does Vanilla Flavouring Come From?

    The reports reveal that vanilla flavouring is made with a few additives, which includes a component called Castoreum. Castoreum is a mixture of several excretions including the beaver's urine and scat. However, the unique diet of beavers lends a pleasant smell to this compound, which is why it has been incorporated in vanilla flavouring.

  • This Unique Iced Coffee Platter Lets You Try 5 Different Flavours

    The picture of the iced coffee platter went viral on Twitter. Users commented on the post saying that the iced coffee platter was available at a US coffeehouse and restaurant called 'Jojo Coffeehouse'. The flavours included in the platter include various iced coffees such as a classic Latte, a bittersweet Mocha, a white Mocha with whipped cream, a chilled cold brew and a sweet

  • Tapioca sago and other starches can be processed in same premises, clarifies FSSAI

    FSSAI has issued a clarification on the issue of grant of licence for manufacture or processing of tapioca sago and other starches in the same premises and stated that after appropriate inspection and verification of the food safety management plan and layout plan, the FBO can carry out the production.

  • Dark chocolate - Growth & popularity in the Indian market

    In the year 2021, the scenario of burgeoning and nascent industry of dark chocolate in India. The dark chocolate industry in India is alive and kicking with major players like Amul, Hershey's, Cadbury as well as 2evic, Daarzel, Nepenthe, Toblerone all competing for a share in the market of dark chocolate in India.

  • Food is Gen Z's top spending priority, survey finds

    Food is Gen Z's top spending priority, taking 23% share of their wallet, according to a semiannual report from Piper Sandler assessing teen spending and brand preferences.

  • Packaging trends and branding for Indian confectionery

    Confectionery manufacturers typically make heavy investments in TV commercials but are not very considerate towards retailer margins. Retailers actually help in building the brand and influencing consumer choice. If manufacturers would just use 50 per cent of this expenditure for increasing the retailer margins, it would benefit them more.

  • A plant-based diet with oily fish helps control inflammation.

    Eating plant-based foods such as nuts, fruit, vegetables, cereals, and oily fish and red wine was linked to a higher abundance of Faecalibacterium sp, which produce short-chain fatty acids that help control inflammation and protect the integrity of the cells lining the gut.

  • The benefits of a whole food plant-based diet

    It’s great for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and anything that we associate with heart disease. Oftentimes, people just have a lower BMI (body mass index) and they follow the diet for weight loss if that person feels like it’s a sustainable way of eating.

  • India facing pet food shortages; govt urges industry to boost production

    The pet industry in India is growing at a faster rate, the AWBI Chairman said the government is taking measures to address the demand-supply gap and assisting the private sector to invest in setting up animal feed plant under the Rs 15,000 crore worth AHIDF scheme.

  • Eat healthy food and avoid oily products while fasting, say experts

    Eat healthy food in small amounts and avoid such oily products as pakoras and samosas, as much as you can. The more you eat and burden your stomach, the more you lose the chance to benefit from fasting which should help lose extra weight and not otherwise.

  • Bakery products & fortification, regulations for fortification

    Since Wheat flour and maida are the two essential ingredients that are used in the bakery industry and FSSAI has also mentioned that the fortification of these two ingredients can be done by the addition of iron, folic acid and Vitamin B-12.

  • Fast Food, Processed Meats, Sugary Drinks Increase Risk of Gut Inflammation, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

    The findings showcased that intake of processed and animal-derived food items are associated with a relatively higher volume of 'opportunistic' bacterial species, including certain bacteria belonging to Firmicutes and Ruminococcus sp, that are involved in pro-inflammatory activities.

  • What is food safety culture?

    It’s now more important than ever to engender a culture that promotes and improves food safety. This requires a harmonised approach, whereby all actors in the chain communicate and collaborate. Key decisions that influence the integrity of our food are made in each link of the chain and, essentially determining whether the food we eat is safe.

  • Around 400 People In Delhi Hospitalised Allegedly After Eating Kuttu Ka Atta

    According to a report in ANI, one of the admitted people stated, "I ate 'kuttu ka atta' for dinner and started feeling dizzy, after that I vomited. I came here (to Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital) as my stomachache continued. Many others, admitted here, have the same issue."

  • Childhood diet and exercise creates healthier, less anxious adults

    Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood lead to adults with bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new research.

  • Rebel Foods partners with Ashika Capital to change the face of cloud kitchens

    Rebel Foods, the largest cloud kitchen company has roped in Ashika Capital, an investment banking firm to look after the growth and success of the company. It will be advising the company to grow its outreach by roping more independent cloud kitchens and expanding them further.

  • Dietary supplements are used to enrich diets or lower risks of health problems

    Dietary supplements are substances you might use to add nutrients to your diet or to lower your risk of health problems, like osteoporosis or arthritis. They might contain vitamins, minerals, fibre, amino acids, herbs or other plants, or enzymes. Sometimes, the ingredients in dietary supplements are added to foods, including drinks. A doctor’s prescription is not needed to buy

  • How bakery industry is becoming more encouraging with reach & variants

    In the past year, the food industry has changed due to the ongoing pandemic. The whole industry is moving towards 'healthy bakes' from artisanal bakers to big commercial bakeries.

  • India’s retail bakery industry reaching new heights

    The Indian bakery market was valued at $7.60 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8.5 per cent and reach a value of $12.39 billion by 2026.

  • Science and spices go hand-in-hand for LA chef Nik Sharma

    This new book, The Flavor Equation, goes behind the recipes to investigate the science of taste, combining his knowledge of chemistry with the mysteries of flavour pairings.

  • Amul's 'SAGA' introduces 'experience menu' to celebrate India’s rich culinary legacy

    Amul, SAGA, which recently opened in Gurugram, after much Covid- related delays, captures the kaleidoscopic nature of cuisines from across the subcontinent. The restaurant, which boasts a food menu conceived by Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar of Benares, London fame, and executed by Chef Tanvi Goswami.

  • Gujarat man offers to deliver free food to Covid-19 patients throughout quarantine.

    Shubhal Shah, a resident of Vadodara in Gujarat, said, "#Vadodara We are here with you in this Covid crisis. If your family is suffering from Covid-19, we will deliver hygienic lunch and dinner at your doorstep, free of cost for the entire quarantine period. We are not into any name, publicity or photographs. Please DM,” he added.

  • Over half of Thiruvananathpuram’s eateries lack a food safety licence

    According to Alex K. Isaac, Assistant Food Safety Commissioner, Thiruvananthapuram, the violators were mostly the casual food providers who constituted a major portion of the food business in the city. The lack of awareness regarding the licensing system was found to have led to the low licence coverage.

  • PLI scheme for food processing to boost facility expansion & employment generation

    Union Government production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to promote processed food manufacturing, with an estimated cost of Rs 10,900 crore to the exchequer over the next six years is seen to bring a positive sentiment among the food processing industry in the country.

  • Famed curry house Gaylord to return as a virtual brand

    Legendary London curry house Gaylord is to return as a virtual brand offering hot food delivering locally alongside a national meal kit service. The dishes are the curry-house favourites which include samosa, chicken tikka, lamb seekh kabab, Goan prawn curry, lamb rogan josh and butter chicken.

  • Red Panda Getting Treat From Puzzle Feeder Is Too Cute To Handle

    The video was shared by USA's The Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute on their official Twitter handle. In the video, we could see the panda putting all his energy to find the food in the puzzle feeder. It spins the feeder, twists it and finally takes the grapes out of it.

  • Rohit Sharma's Fans Take Offence On Vada Pav Meme Posted By Swiggy, Call For App Boycott

    Swiggy posted a meme from their official account which apparently photoshopped MI Captain Rohit Sharma next to a vada pav stall, trying to catch a ball (or a vada pav). Rohit Sharma has been under scrutiny for quite some time about his fitness and his fans on Twitter were in no mood for another sly dig. In a matter of hours, #BoycottSwiggy started trending on Twitter.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan Pens Sweet Note For Cake And Everyone Can Relate

    Sharing a snap of a half-eaten chocolate cake on her centre table, Kareena Kapoor Khan wrote a sweet poem along with it to confess her love for the dish. "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm having cake and so must you," she wrote.

  • This Pull-Apart Pizza Bread Is A Delicious Snack That You Can Share

    The idea is to create slits from the top so that the base stays intact for people to pull apart from. Another plus point is that one can simply dig into the viral bread recipe, with a bite-sized portion for everyone to take.

  • A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria

    A team of scientists has discovered that specialized bacteria cooperate in the utilization of the sulfosugar, producing hydrogen sulfide. This gas at low concentrations has an anti-inflammatory effect, while increased amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the intestine are associated with diseases such as cancer.

  • Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?

    Increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables - could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according to new research.

  • Frequent consumption of meals prepared away from home linked to increased risk of early death

    Researchers looked at the association between eating out and the risk of death and concluded that eating out very frequently is significantly associated with an increased risk of all-cause death.

  • Masala Flakes: Kellogg To Offer More Indianised Products

    Last year, the company launched its first-ever Indian breakfast product Kellogg’s Upma for which it received a healthy response. It has recently launched the K Energy bars to its ‘in-between meal’ segment.

  • ‘One of the best meals of my life was at a Dhaba in Himachal’, say Romy Gill

    British Indian chef Romy Gill was appointed an MBE (Most Excellent Order of The British Empire) in 2016. In an interview, she shared, “I went on a trip to Himachal in March 2019 with my dad when I was writing an article for The New York Times. We stopped at Verma Dhaba, on our way to Dharamshala from Bir. The queue was incredibly long there, but we managed to get a seat to enjo

  • McDonald’s India to operate contactless delivery till 3 am in Mumbai due to restrictions

    McDonald’s restaurants will operate contactless McDelivery till 3 am from select stores in Mumbai. The brand will further be doubling down on its convenience channels of delivery, takeaway and on the go as the state has announced a new set of restrictions to arrest the mounting Covid-19 infections.

  • The sweet taste of low-waste, sustainable chocolates

    Though still a niche market, “environment-friendly chocolates”, which are being developed with low-waste processes and social consciousness, are gaining a steady, loyal customer base in India.

  • Food wastage requires greater attention in travel and tourism post-pandemic, says GlobalData

    Just over half of global respondents to a survey by GlobalData have stated that reducing or recycling food waste is a priority to them because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase in awareness around food wastage will increase pressure on companies operating in the travel and tourism sector.

  • Late-Night Snacking May Hamper Your Performance At Work

    A new study has found that unhealthy eating behaviour at night may affect our work the next day. It was found that people who indulged in an unhealthy diet reported some physical problems the next morning such as headache, stomachache and diarrhoea. This further led to their emotional strains (feeling guilty) - which finally resulted in disruption of work for the whole day.

  • Adorable Kid Asking Daddy To Wait For 'Coffee' Melts The Internet

    Facebook handle named 'First We Feast' recently shared a 42-second-video that features a cute kid asking her daddy to wait for 2 minutes until she finishes her cookie (read: tooties) and vitamins. In the later part of the video, we could also see the kid making her daddy a cup of coffee in a coffee machine.

  • Soha Ali Khan Captures Daughter Inaaya's Good Manners On Dining Table

    Soha shared an Instagram story featuring Inaaya and her pet dog. In the picture, Inaaya can be seen with her plateful of finger sandwiches, but she was in no mood to have it all by herself. The three-year-old also shared some with her pet dog. "Sharing is caring", read the gif on the picture.

  • Think Fasting Is Boring? Here Is Mira Kapoor's Take For You

    During her Instagram Live session on "#NotSoFast", she gave a brief on various topics which included "why seasonal fasting is important and relevant."Here are a few of the many valuable tips Mira shared via her Instagram stories:- As per Ayurveda, seasonal cleanse is helpful in the digestion process. She mentioned self-detox is good for improving immunity, vitality, and much mo

  • This is why PM Narendra Modi swears by Neem leaves and Mishri

    He shared a post and captioned, “During Chaitra Navratri, many people including me, have juice prepared from Neem tender leaves and flowers.” Neem and mishri together work as a power-packed immunity booster that also helps improve digestion and strengthen the overall mechanism of the body.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor flaunt culinary skills in a new show

    The celebrity cooking show named Star vs Food features weekly episodes of stars setting themselves up against the challenge of cooking a meal for their loved ones under the supervision of a professional chef.

  • Why some of us are hungry all the time

    New research shows that people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds of more calories during the day than others.

  • Bacteria help plants grow better

    A current study by scientists sheds light on an unusual interdependence: Maize can attract special soil bacteria that, in turn, help the plants to grow better. In the long term, the results could be used to breed new varieties that use less fertilizer and therefore have less impact on the environment.

  • Coffee waste can boost forest recovery

    A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post-agricultural land.

  • Breezer launches new Watermelon Mint flavour, this summer

    Breezer has launched its new flavour – Watermelon Mint. Further to its strategic vision of strengthening its presence in the category, the new innovation aims to cater to the evolving consumer demands and preferences.

  • "India is sitting on a gold mine of nutrition waiting to launch in global food market”

    CSIR-CFTRI (Central Food Technology Research Institute), Mysuru, is helmed by Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh, as Director. She shares in an interview, “Government R&D centres are coming forward to hand-hold the micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). With schemes like PM FME among others, India is sitting on a gold mine of nutrition waiting to be launched into the global food

  • Dubai restaurants can serve food without curtain covers in Ramadan

    Dubai is parting with a longstanding requirement that restaurants be covered by curtains in the daytime during Ramadan to shield the sight of food from people fasting. The move, announced Sunday by the city-state’s Economic Development Department, is the latest change aimed at boosting tourism in the autocratically ruled Muslim nation.

  • Beyond Meat Products Now Available In India Via Major Meat Importer & Distributor IFFCO

    Thanks to agro-food producer and meat distributor IFFCO, California-based food tech giant and plant-based pioneer Beyond Meat is now available to customers in India via select retailers to cater to the rising plant-based demand by Indian consumers.

  • What Does A Day Without Coffee Feel Like? Shanaya Kapoor Has ‘No Idea’

    In a video posted on Instagram, Shanaya, who will start working on her debut film soon, is seen sipping the drink on different days. The aspiring actress wrote, "A day without coffee is like...I'm kidding, I have no idea."

  • Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu Turn Chefs

    CSK broke the suspense by sharing a detailed video of what the two were working on. It was good old biryani! While Ambati Rayudu was in charge of marinating the meat, Suresh Raina was the final word for all the condiment measurements.

  • #MangoWars On Twitter Spark Hilarious Debate On Best Mango Varieties

    The battle which was called #Mangowars became intense when a user called Alphonso overrated. “East or West, Langda is the best”, said a user. “There is Mallika in Karnataka. Mango lovers should definitely give it a try. Found it to be one of the best mango variety. Suggested a user.

  • Robot Delivering Milk, Eggs To Residents In Singapore

    Robots, named 'Camello', are developed by OTSAW Digital company. As of now, they are offering the service to 700 households in one part of Singapore. the users can book delivery slots for milk, eggs etc through an app, and the app notifies them when the robot is about to reach.

  • What's That 'Exotic' Breakfast Taapsee Pannu Is Having?

    Taapsee shared a photo of a colourful and nutrition-filled breakfast that she called "Exotic" in one of her Instagram Stories. In the snap, we can see two pieces of brown bread decorated with vegetables and green chutney spread. She gets these nutritious treats straight from the kitchen of Guia, her make-up artist.

  • Gordon Ramsay Plays A Prank On Starbucks Employee

    Shared on Twitter by Cody Tapp In the one-minute-35-second clip, we can see the show host tossing freshly made popcorn in a bowl of salad dressing. The ingredients of the salad dressing include mayonnaise, sour cream, cider vinegar, sugar and Dijon mustard.

  • Woman Catches Husband Selling Homemade Lunch At Work For Fast Food

    A woman was in for a big shock when she discovered that her husband was not eating the lunch she made for him every day. In fact, he was selling it off further at the workplace to use the money to buy fast food for himself. The woman shared her story on Reddit under the name of 'u/Danny109.'

  • Shraddha Kapoor Shares Her Healthy Juice Recipe

    On her Instagram Stories, she revealed that carrot, apple, ginger and celery go into making the delicious summer drink. Shraddha wrote in the caption, "Nature plus health and carrot/apple/ginger celery juice." The drink looks both healthy and refreshing.

  • BCM-95 curcumin powerful anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis

    Results of a new study reveal Arjuna Natural Private limited proprietary turmeric extract as effective as paracetamol in reducing pain and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA).

  • Vegetable oil, dairy products drive up March global food prices — FAO

    Global prices of food commodities rose for the tenth consecutive month in March, with vegetable oils and dairy products as leading factors, according to the United Nations (UN) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  • Food ministry reviews asset monetisation plan that can fetch Rs 29000 crore

    After the announcement made by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this year’s Budget speech about the asset monetisation plan, the food ministry has reviewed the assets of Central Warehousing Corporation and Food Corporation of India (FCI). It is estimated that the asset monetisation plan for the food ministry can fetch around Rs 29,000 crore in the next few years.

  • Ricela Gamma Oryzanol launches ‘Ab Dil Ko Do Health ka Top-Up’ digital campaign

    Ricela Gamma Oryzanol by A.P. Organics has launched a digital campaign ‘Ab Dil Ko Do Health ka Top-Up', to raise awareness on preventing cholesterol. The campaign which went live as a witty film this week across social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram is a refreshing take on the rather serious subject of high cholesterol and stems from the insight that a poor lipid

  • India Garden owner opens a new restaurant, Little Downtown Cafe, serving American food

    India Garden has been open in Bloomington since 2013, and Kumar’s family has worked in the restaurant business for more than 10 years, he said. Kumar’s family originally opened a restaurant, also called India Garden, in downtown Indianapolis in 1992. He said his family decided to expand their business to Bloomington to create a wider customer base.

  • Food tastes best when shared

    As food brings people together at the table, it is worth remembering that someone gave a little of themselves, taking hours to plan, prepare, chop, grind, pound and stir by a stove, breaking a sweat, to create what gets polished off in minutes. That food tastes best when shared, for even greed and hunger says a satisfactory ‘enough’ when full. That one person’s plenty could be

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  • Here’s how poor gut health can impact your mental health

    “I cannot stress enough that we are what we eat, in that the food we consume impacts our mental health and well-being. Pay attention to your body intelligence. What your body tells you when you eat something is vital information you can use to improve your mental and physical health,” says Uma Naidoo, MD, a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, nutrition

  • How a female leader changed Nilgiris tea

    Supriya Sahu, an IAS officer has turned things around—better tea, better prices for farmers, and a wider avenue for sales. Most significantly, factories that were making a loss have been able to turn in profits.

  • Viral Video Of 'Honeycomb Pasta' Has Confused Twitter

    The video was shared on Twitter by user @WilhelmDerErste, who described it as 'Absolutely Cursed'. In the short 59-second clip, we can see blogger and food content creator Anna Rothfuss creating a unique Honeycomb Pasta dish in an aluminium tin. She starts by inserting pieces of string cheese inside tube-like pasta, which had been arranged in a way that it resembled a honeycomb

  • Sania Mirza Gets Massive Personalised Bread In Dubai

    In her latest post on Instagram, Sania shared a picture from a restaurant in Dubai where she was presented with a huge personalised bread loaf with 'Mirza' written on it. The chef and founder of the restaurant, Burak Ozdemir himself presented the bread to her and she was definitely impressed.

  • Banana Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich - The Latest Food Trend Of 2021

    The banana bread is back again in the year 2021, but in an all-new avatar! Banana bread grilled cheese sandwich is the latest trend to be taking social media by storm.

  • Swara Bhasker's Birthday Eve Was Full Of 3 Surprise Cakes

    Swara took to Instagram to share a video where she is sitting with three yummy-looking cakes on what looks like a balcony, beautifully decorated with balloons.

  • Neetu Kapoor Swears By This Soup For Stronger Joints And To Fight Muscular Pain

    While catching the first episode of Abhishek Bachchan's latest OTT release 'The Big Bull', she sipped into homemade drumsticks soup. "Drumstick soup (good for muscular pain and joints) and #thebigbull, my best @bacchan my all-time favourite", she captioned the image.

  • Girl Loses Front Teeth After Too Many Mimosa Drinks

    It was all fun and frolic while counting the mimosa glasses downed by the party until the clip shows the subject of the viral video, the girl who has 4 mimosas, sitting on the shoulders of a man, and the clip immediately cuts to her face with bleeding mouth and missing teeth.

  • Mango meets chocolate to make you go mad over doughnuts

    Mad Over Donuts has launched a summer special range of delicious Mango Donuts. Soft fluffy doughnuts filled with mango jams dipped in white chocolate glaze, some topped with dark chocolate mousse and some adorned with mango-flavoured chocolate shavings and cheese creams.

  • Industry doyens Paytm, Ey, Oyo, Vivo, Tata Consultancy Services & more move towards healthy snacking with Daalchini

    The company that operates through IoT-led ‘phygital’ vending machines has made deep inroads with India Inc., having become the preferred snacking partner for leading companies like Ge, Byju, Tcs, Paytm, Snapdeal, Ey, Olx, Oyo, Gaana, Cognizant, Vivo, among others.

  • Fasting can be an effective way to start a diet

    Those who need to change their eating habits to normalize their blood pressure should start with a fast. Scientists explain why patients can use it as a tool to improve their health in the long term.

  • Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development, study suggests

    New research has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood. The group further showed that changes in the bacteria in the gut may be the key to sugar-induced memory impairment.

  • Late-night snacks may hurt your workplace performance, study finds

    A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviours at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work.

  • Why egg is one of the most nutritious foods for your baby

    Eggs yolk is a good source of dietary choline, which is an uber-important nutrient required for brain development, increasing focus and improving your memory. When eggs are supplemented with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) they can turn into a brain superfood.

  • This summer enrich a healthy lifestyle with a new homegrown vegan beverage brand

    Green Protein is a completely plant-based, vegan protein beverage that allows you to incorporate protein into your diet. Aside from being delicious and nutritious, it is also free of any harmful additives and is suitable for all age groups.

  • KFC hosts the biggest virtual burger bash in India with Anil Kapoor

    KFC India hosted the biggest virtual burger party of the year. It brought together burger lovers, popular social media stars, food communities, bloggers and consumers from across the country, to relish their favourite new value burgers. Taking the energy quotient a notch higher was actor Anil Kapoor. He shared his love for burgers and posed for pictures with other participants.

  • Worldwide Instant Noodles Industry to 2025 - High Demand for Convenience Food is Driving Growth

    This report provides an analysis of the instant noodles market with a detailed analysis of market size by value and volume. The report also includes a detailed analysis of the market size by value, volume and segments for countries such as China, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and the US.

  • Chia Vs Sabja Seeds: How Are They Different?

    The main difference is that Sabja seeds are black in colour and round in appearance while Chia seeds are grey, white, black in colour, oval in shape and slightly bigger than Sabja seeds. While chia seeds take time to absorb water, Sabja seeds swell up instantly after soaking in water.

  • Amway reiterates focus on addressing childhood malnutrition on World Health Day

    Building on its global expertise in the nutrition and wellness domain, Amway India, celebrated World Health Day with a national webinar on building a better tomorrow with a focus on nutrition in children.

  • Neetu Kapoor Shares Drink For Anxiety Relief

    The drink that Neetu Kapoor shared was star anise and bay leaf in water. "After chia seeds in water for two weeks, now star anise and bay leaf "good for anxiety," wrote Neetu Kapoor along with a click of the water bottle.

  • UK Chocolatier Creates Giant 'Choco-Copter' To Raise Funds For A Cause

    Jan Hansen has created a helicopter honouring air ambulance workers. The mouth-watering delight measures 100kg and is 9 feet long and 7 feet high. the skilled chocolatier used a giant Easter egg mould to structure the choco-copter. The idea is to draw attention to the local Air Ambulance services which have been struggling to raise funds during the testing times of the Corona

  • Janhvi Kapoor Joins ‘Maldives Bandwagon’; Relishes Tropical Delights

    “Last to get on the Maldives bandwagon but I fully get the hype”, read the caption. The last picture in the carousel features Janhvi indulging in a portion of fresh passion fruits that she had with a glass of fresh fruit juice and yoghurt.

  • This 3-Year-Old's Baking Goof-Up Is The Cutest Thing On Internet

    One of these little chefs who is winning hearts on the internet is 3-year-old Ilirian Kameraj. Ilirian's bio on Instagram reads, "I'm 3 years old and I love Baking for fun!" It was a snippet where the kid is supposed to add flour in a bowl, but the flour ends up landing on his face instead.

  • These Made in India organic food brands are on a mission against additives and preservatives

    24 Mantra Organics directly works with the farmers and sources agricultural produce from them. This helps the business ensure the farmer community is compensated fairly with a focus on their sustainability and standard of living.

  • Ketchup shortage hits restaurants, fast food chains across the U.S

    Prices for ketchup packets have gone up 13% since January 2020, according to data from Plate IQ, a restaurant industry technology platform, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. A shortage of America’s favourite condiment is the latest to hit the foodservice industry amid increased demand for takeout amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • Well-Styled Food Photos Make Food Taste Better and Sell Better, Says Expert

    Food can be deceiving. Even your mother’s most beloved recipe can fall short on taste if your senses of sight and smell don’t “buy in” to the food first, says retired food stylist Sharon Sheaffer. She has always felt that how food looks contributes to how it tastes, and that image also is what attracts buyers.

  • Zomato and Swiggy food deliveries allowed 24x7 in Mumbai for food, essentials

    A new order in Mumbai allows the home delivery of food and other essential items by delivery partners 24 hours a day. The order even allows deliveries from restaurants during the weekend lockdowns across the city.

  • The plant-based chicken nuggets that won over chef Thomas Zacharias

    On asking what is going to rule in 2021, Thomas Zachaias said, “Plant-based meat proteins are going to be ruling the roost in 2021. I recently tasted chicken nuggets by a company called Blue Tribe which blew me away.”

  • India can lead the way in improving the health of tribals

    It becomes imperative to create and disseminate knowledge around tribal health and nutrition, both to inform policy and help address myths within communities that might discourage people from accessing healthcare if and when available.

  • Former Coke executive Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan joins Emaar

    Emaar Group has appointed Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan as its new Head of Marketing. Chandrasekar Radhakrishnan is informally known as ‘Chandru’, joins Emaar this month after his successful stints with leading global FCMG and telecom players for over two decades.

  • Conosh’s second anniversary brings sweet treats for Masterchef Australia fans in India

    Fans of Masterchef Australia have a rare treat to look forward to this month. Home chef-based culinary experiences platform Conosh is celebrating its second anniversary with a special online workshop for eggless desserts, to be hosted by none other than Masterchef Australia’s beloved judges Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.

  • Light and healthy Iftar with staples from Bateel

    Grown exclusively in an optimal environment, Bateel’s gourmet dates are 100 per cent organic and retain their natural flavour as well as superior texture. Some of their most popular varieties include Ajwa, Medjool and Segai.

  • Sameera Reddy's Happy Omelette Will Make You Smile

    She posted image of an omelette with a happy face drawn on it. Crediting the "artwork" to her son Hans, Sameera interacted with her followers with a question. Asking her fans how they are feeling, she gave three options: Happy, Ok and Sad.

  • Meena Harris Gave A Spin To This South Indian Delicacy And Twitter Is Divided

    "South Indians are going to come for me hard on this but I need to confess somewhere that I just made rice and yoghurt and lime pickle with cauliflower rice," wrote Meena Harris in her tweet. A Twitter user replied, “Lime pickle is the only thing that makes cauliflower rice edible!”

  • Twinkle Khanna's Appreciation Post For Mangoes Will Make Every Desi

    Speaking about the different varieties of mangoes that have always managed to fill her household with happiness, Twinkle wrote "a decade underlined by the arrival of wooden crates filled with Dasheri, Chausa and Langra"."I wonder if there was a yellow stain on the corners of the mouth that lasted from April to June? Looking at her hands reaching out, grasping sunshine and sugar

  • A KFC Outlet's License Is Suspended For Selling Unclean Food With Foreign Matter

    Singapore Food Agency (SFA) took the bold decision of suspending the license of a KFC outlet in Punggol, Singapore for two weeks, from April 6 2021 till April 19 2021. It was suspended on the grounds for selling food that was "unclean or contained foreign matter".

  • Soha Ali Khan Reveals How Daughter Inaaya Is Battling Hot Summer Days

    Soha took to social media to share an adorable picture of Inaaya digging into a cup of chilled vanilla ice cream as the temperature outside soars up. "It's Hot Outside", Soha added a GIF on the picture saying that.

  • Shraddha Kapoor Is Giving Healthy Eating Goals From Maldives

    Her fruit platter included an exotic mix of snake fruit, dragon fruit, longan, pink-fleshed guava and mangosteen. "Island fruit loving", she captioned the image. In another story of hers, she captured the rest of her breakfast that consisted of fresh bread and smoothie.

  • World Health Day 2021

    World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April. The idea behind it is to build awareness and highlight important issues relating to childcare, mental health, and even climate change. The theme for World Health Day this year is building a fairer, healthier world for everyone.

  • Munaf Kapadia details his extraordinary journey from Google to Bohra food in his new book

    'How I Quit Google to Sell Samosas’ by Munaf Kapadia, published by HarperCollins, will be released on 10 April on ThePrint's 'SoftCover'. In his book, Kapadia talks about how his experience at home with traditional Bohra food, inspired him to brand and market ‘The Bohri Kitchen’.

  • Zomato, Swiggy to stop delivering food in Mumbai after 8 pm

    In view of a surge in COVID cases, food-hailing giants Swiggy and Zomato have announced that they will stop delivering food after 8 pm in Maharashtra. Users in Maharashtra have received in-app notifications from Swiggy and Zomato, asking them to order food before 8 pm.

  • London Eye: Boris Johnson reaches for some Indian fruits

    India and the UK will sign an Enhanced Trade Partnership when Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the country later this month. Under this proposal, some areas that have been identified to work more closely include pharmaceuticals, fintech, chemicals, petroleum and food products.

  • These foods can cause acne and pimples

    Here’s a list of foods that can cause pimples- dairy products, refined foods, chocolate, deep-fried foods, whey protein powder, omega-6 fats. If eaten moderately these foods cause no harm but it’s problematic when eaten excessively.

  • Planet Organic India's subscription-based service model provides customer convenience and acceptability

    The company founded by Shubhlakshmi Tiwari, and Praveen Kumar Gupta, kicked off operations in June last year. Planet Organic India is now working to strengthen its subscription-based service model which can be customised according to customers monthly needs. The company also has a free home delivery service keeping the best interest of its customers in mind.

  • Bihar to get second mega food park

    The Centre on Monday announced setting up a mega food park (MFP) at Motipur in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar at an estimated cost of Rs 400 crore. It will be the second such park in the state under the central scheme which aims to develop 42 MFPs across the country by providing modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market.

  • Wow! Restaurant Offers Job To Thief; Funny Post Says He Broke In For Their Great Food

    "On the occasion of Easter, Carl thought of extending an olive branch to the robber rather than turning him in. He wrote "To the would-be robber who is clearly struggling with life decisions or having money issues... please swing by for a job application. No police, no questions. Sincerely Carl."

  • Masaba Gupta's Lunch Is The Perfect Cure For Blazing Summer Heat

    Sharing a picture of her plate, Masaba wrote, "Eating dahi, chawal and salad through this blazing summer heat." Loaded with healthy greens, pomegranate seeds and cooling yoghurt, it sure looks like the go-to meal for this time of the year.

  • Shocking Video Of Rats Crawling On Food Shelf In A Target Store

    The rats’ video was posted by one Sherrell Mcrae on her Facebook page. The video shows at least 2 rats moving around, right on top of racks stacked with food items. The Target store came under fire as soon as this video gained more and more traction.

  • This Optical Illusion Involving Coca Cola Can Will Leave You Puzzled

    In the video, we can first see a mirror image of a coke can. Just when we are convinced that it is nothing but a mirror in between the original can and its reflection, we find it is hollow cardboard (instead of a mirror) that is placed between two coke cans, which were set symmetrically. This symmetry between the two objects 'misdirects' the viewer and creates the illusion in t

  • Amazing Hack Lets You Peel Tomatoes In a Jiffy!

    The video was shared by food blogger @jaxfoodhax. The creator first sliced up the tomatoes in half. Then, she drizzled some olive oil in a pan and allowed it to warm up on medium heat. Once the oil was heated up, she popped the tomato halves in a pan and closed the lid, allowing the tomatoes to heat up for just five minutes. The tomato peels could easily be removed by just pinc

  • Sonam Kapoor's Latest Indulgence Will Leave You Craving

    Her story featured a delicious waffle, with fresh blueberries on the top and a bottle of maple syrup and no-sugar spread by the side. She also thanked Chef Jen (a London-based home chef) for the yummy dessert and wrote that the waffle was 'yumm'.

  • YouTuber Eats 50 Chocolate Eggs In 24 Minutes For Easter, Amazes Internet

    A London-based YouTuber Max Stanford ate 50 chocolate eggs that totalled up to 2kg, and the total number of calories was a whopping 8,850! Max then proceeded to eat the eggs with some liquids while being timed by a stopwatch, completing all the chocolate eggs in 24 minutes and 21 seconds.

  • Funny Post About Chocolate Biscuits With 20g 'Extra' Confuses Reddit

    In the two pictures that the user shared, we could see the exterior as well as inside contents of the chocolate cream biscuit. "20g extra," read the packaging while the biscuits inside told a different story. There were a total of 10 biscuits separated into stacks of four and three, with empty gaps in between. "Please explain what's happening here? Is it the plastic that's 20g

  • Indian vegan community gears up for ‘Go Vegan’ tweetathon

    Indian animal rights and vegan activists across the country will use the Twitter platform to raise awareness about veganism on April 8. Amjor Chandran, one of the organisers of the Vegan India Movement, says: “It’s not a diet, but a social justice movement for animals to dismantle speciesism- a human-held belief that all other animal species are inferior.”

  • Ramanand Bhatt, the Visionary Chef Behind Dishes of India

    Chef Ramanand Bhatt, the chef and restaurateur who introduced Alexandria to the delicious range of authentic Indian cuisine, has passed away at 84. Chef Bhatt dedicated his work to traditional, authentic Indian cuisine. He cooked from the heart and took pleasure in seeing his patrons enjoying their meals.

  • Restaurant and hospitality groups putting sustainability first

    BurgerFi, MILA Miami, C3, Merriman’s Honolulu, and Sear + Sea, have implemented giving back and continuing moving their sustainability missions forward by designing their restaurants with recycled goods, offering eco-conscious packaging and more.

  • The packaging industry has become very prominent

    HSIL Limited, Packaging Products Division, AGI Glaspac (better known as AGI) established in the year 1972, is engaged in the manufacture of high-quality glass containers to meet the stringent and demanding quality standards for the packaging needs of food, pharmaceuticals, soft drinks, spirits, beer, wine, and other industries.

  • Indian agriculture: Maladies and remedies

    Though due to the high growth rates of the industrial and services sectors, the share of agricultural share in India’s economy has progressively declined to less than 15 per cent, yet its importance in the country’s economic and social development can’t be denied.

  • Jaipur Kitchen: Homestyle Rajasthan Food in Jersey City

    Jaipur Kitchen was born because of the pandemic. Niche as the genre may sound, Jaipur Kitchen became an instant hit after it was launched last August. It is popular among Indian Americans who miss the homestyle Indian food they grew up eating.

  • Sara Ali Khan's 'Halwa Ka Jalwa' May Trigger Intense Sweet Cravings

    he actress took to Instagram stories to share a photo of a puri and sooji ka halwa. "#Halwa ka #Jalwa" she captioned the image in her trademark witty style.

  • This Was Malaika Arora's Easter Treat For Bestie Kareena Kapoor Khan

    She gifted her best friend Kareena Kapoor Khan a festive-themed food basket. Kareena shared the picture of sumptuous-looking delicacies on social media. In the goodies box, one can spot bunny-shaped chocolates wrapped in gold paper. She wrote, Thank you, my love Malla.”

  • Funny Video Showing A Hungry Dog Asking For Food Angrily

    The video shows the dog barking angrily at his master, and when he doesn't get his food, he scurries inside a room and gets his food bowl and throws it on the floor with a fit. Then, he looks eagerly at the human in front of him. The message is loud and clear, “Give me food.”

  • Kolkata Restaurant Claims to Have the Biggest Chicken Egg Roll In the World

    In a recent video by 'India Eat Mania' on social media, a street-side shop in Garia, Kolkata, is making what they call 'world's biggest chicken egg roll'! In the video, the street side shop is making a giant roll of about 23-26 inches by mixing four laccha parathas together.

  • Anand Mahindra Buys Home For 'Idli Amma' Who Sells Idli At Just One Rupee

    Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to share wonderful news - he has bought a new home-cum-workspace for 'Idli Amma' who sells Idlis at one rupee.

  • We All Can Relate to Karisma Kapoor’s Household Chores

    It is nothing but cleaning and drying vegetables on the balcony, before setting them in the vegetable basket. Alongside the pictures, she wrote, "Doing something I really love! Washing and drying all the veggies."

  • CII calls the Production Linked Incentive scheme of the Government of India a game-changer

    Industry body CII welcomed the Production Linked Incentive scheme of the Government of India and called it a game-changer for the food processing industry. Food Industry CEOs in a survey of CII on PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry expressed that the scheme will enable the sector with modern infrastructure.

  • Jackfruit will most likely rule 2021

    Chef and restaurateur Garima Arora does some crystal ball gazing about what the year holds for us in terms of food. Jackfruit is one of the fruits that are so versatile. It can be enjoyed both young and even ripe.

  • Any new restrictions will be the last nail in the coffin of restaurants

    Online orders are not keeping businesses afloat. Dilip Kamdar, the owner of Naivedhyam, said, “Over 70% of food sales happen in the dinner slot. Online orders do not provide that level of business which can keep us afloat, considering that commissions also take away a chunk of the pie.”

  • This Hyderabad-based organic food brand works with 45,000 farmers, serves customers across 50 countries

    24 Mantra Organic works with over 45,000 farmers to produce kitchen staples, packaged food, and beverages and serves over a million customers in India and another million to about 50 countries.

  • Harris Tea Company Acquires Tetley Harris Food Group

    Harris Tea Company announced the acquisition of Tetley Harris Food Group from Tata Consumer Products Company. Harris Tea will provide end-to-end services to foodservice customers with continued focus on innovative products, consistent quality and service. The name of the new organization will be Harris Tea Foodservice.

  • Husband Mistakes Flowers To Be Spring Onions, Wife Shares Funny Story

    Twitter user Helen Newman narrated how she had ordered some British-grown Daffodil flowers for herself, but she was left puzzled when they did not arrive. She kept waiting for them to come, even filed a complaint to get a refund. Then, she figured out that her husband Dave actually had received the Daffodils and kept them in the fridge. He mistakenly assumed that they were spri

  • What Shape Will Food Robots Take?

    The Revolmatic is a machine, plain and simple. The Revolmatic can be used bare-bones as a bartenders assistant. Piestro is making a standalone machine that can make a pizza in three minutes and hold up to nine pizzas in smart lockers for pickup.

  • Indian chefs use French techniques to serve 'desi' flavours

    From using sous vide to bring out the characteristics of clove to curing fish for ceviche with 'sol kadi', Indian chefs abroad are employing French methods to their renditions of Indian food.

  • Diljit Dosanjh's Film Wrap-Up Party In Canada Was Quite A Delicious Affair

    Diljit Dosanjh wrapped up his movie 'Honsla Rakh' in Canada. The wrap up party was all about fun, music and food. According to the pictures and stories, shared by Diljit, the party was attended by the entire cast and crew of the film who enjoyed cakes, chaats, golgappa, roasted chicken and beverages.

  • Jimmy Fallon And Jimmy Kimmel's Pizza Bake-Off Will Leave You In Splits

    On TV, Fallon and Kimmel are considered competitors, but off-screen their camaraderie has been incredibly popular. Jimmy Fallon's pizza surely looked like a delight, but it wasn't enough to impress Jimmy Kimmel, who took to his IGTV to flaunt his pizza-making skills.

  • Move Over Fire Paan, The Gold Paan Worth Rupees 600 Is Making Waves In Delhi

    This delicious 'meetha paan' takes a luxe avatar. This paan is made with a combination of dry dates, dessicated coconut, elaichi, cloves, cherries, meethi chutney, mulethi, gulkand, chocolate and gold varq. It is priced around 600 Rupees; however, the price may vary as per the customization. It is available in Delhi's Yamu's paan in Cannaught Place.

  • Subway's New 'Coriander' Cookie Puzzles The Internet. It was an April Fool’s Prank

    The cookie was topped with coriander leaves on top, and the herb was also put in the cookie batter. "The king of all cookies has just landed! Meet our NEW Subway Coriander cookie. Hurry, it's here for a good time not a long time," wrote the official handle of Subway Australia in the caption of the post.

  • Chinese Eatery's Witty Reply To Negative Reviews Win Hearts On The Internet

    Besides having a 5-star rating, The Oriental Express also has its own share of negative reviews. And owner Alice Cheung replies back to each of the negative comments bluntly.

  • Microalgae and seaweed proteins as alternative proteins

    Novel protein sources like algae, fungi and other microbes open up possibilities to utilise additional sustainable protein production systems and explore a range of protein functionalities for fermentation-derived meat, egg, and dairy products.

  • Why eating potato chips, chocolates may harm your kidneys

    A new rodent-based study revealed that eating processed foods can cause leaky gut syndrome, which in turn increases the risk of kidney disease.

  • Burger King India IPO: Well placed to tap the QSR opportunity in market

    Burger King India, the exclusive national franchisee of global fast food giant Burger King, has had a bumper listing with gains of 108 per cent. The strong investor demand was largely due to robust growth prospects of the organised fast food market and the company’s performance in recent years (before the pandemic).

  • Packaged, healthy foods to remain in favour post-covid: Report

    Analysts at ICICI Securities, in their note released Friday, identified consumer shift towards healthy foods as well as natural and organic products as emerging, and possibly, long-term trends. This gives packaged food and beverage companies opportunities to expand their portfolios to cater to these demands.

  • How is Ironhill India’s newly launched 2.9-acre microbrewery in Bengaluru?

    Ironhill India founder Teja Chekuri had envisioned a grand opening for his company’s latest microbrewery in Marathahalli, Bengaluru. The 2.9-acre microbrewery will serve eight varieties of beer and can accommodate over 1500 people at a time.

  • Spicy, Juicy, Lip-smacking Good Indian Food at India Food Week in Beijing

    Indians, Chinese and foreigners of other nationalities alike savoured diverse delicacies, anecdotal Indian masala tea, Indian chaat, panipuris and chowmein along with delectable desserts like kulfi. There was something for everyone. There was a special counter for Salads which offered a variety of salads. Live counters were a special attraction that allowed the foodies to adjus

  • Subway signs first EMEA-wide esports sponsorship deal with Guild

    Guild Esports, the global esports team organisation co-owned by David Beckham, has reported its partnership with Subway®, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise.

  • Food Ingredients and additives- Legal aspects and GMP

    Today, consumers demand and enjoy a food supply that is flavorful, nutritious, safe, convenient, colourful and affordable. Food additives and advances in technology help make that possible.

  • Chemical found in 1,000 processed foods may harm the immune system

    The chemicals are the preservative tert-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), found in processed foods. It showed potentially harmful effects in studies conducted in animals and lab dishes.

  • How to avoid too much fructose

    Fructose causes the immune system to become inflamed. Read labels and limit your added sugar to 28 grams a day. This will help you limit all sugars, including fructose.

  • Why Yemen is Reaching Crisis Levels of Food Insecurity

    The ongoing famine crisis in Yemen has devastating effects on families, including diseases and death driven by malnutrition. According to UNICEF, of the country’s population of 29 million people, 20.7 million are in need of humanitarian aid. Such drastic measures of food scarcity must be resolved in order to help starving families.

  • Video of a Buffalo Happily Enjoying a Sandwich Goes Viral

    Food blogger Amar Sirohi recently posted the video on his Instagram page named “Foodie Incarnate”. He posted the video with the caption, “Vitamin H Sandwich. Why should humans have all the fun?” In the video, the blogger shows the entire process of making the special and unique kind of sandwich that the buffalo enjoyed to the core.

  • Consumption of certain apricot kernel products may cause cyanide poisoning

    The industry is recalling certain apricot kernels products from the marketplace due to the natural toxin amygdalin. The products "Armeniacal", product code 590080 and "Armeniacal", product code 590090, contain excessive amygdalin, which may cause acute cyanide poisoning. Thus, they shouldn’t be consumed.

  • This healthy homemade baby food puree will have your kids craving veggies

    Pre-made baby food can have preservatives and because it is processed, while harmful bacteria is gone, nutrients may be reduced. Not to mention it can get pricey. Homemade baby food is more nutrient-rich and parents can control everything in it.

  • The secret to losing weight is eating satiating, low-calorie-density food

    If you want to lose weight, you don’t have to count calories, but rather you simply need to choose food with the most nutrients per calorie and avoid foods that are calorie-dense.

  • Do You Have Nafas, the Elusive Gift That Makes Food Taste Better?

    The Arabic word refers to a mysterious factor that renders some people’s cooking exceptional. Like many words without an exact equivalent in the English language, nafas could translate to “breath” or “spirit.” But in the context of cooking, nafas is much more than that. It is an energy some people possess that makes their meals not only good but exceptional.

  • Food Carries Memory

    Food serves as symbols connecting the past with the present. Food carries memory. Food is the thread our ancestors brought with them, connecting us to the places and traditions they left behind, and the thread they created as they embraced new traditions and cultures.

  • Hair in Your Food Is Gross—But Is It Dangerous to Your Health?

    While a piece of hair on your plate isn’t a huge risk by itself, it could warn you of a larger problem. Hair can be an indicator of lack of sanitation at the facility where the food was prepared.

  • This Seattle restaurant serves Indian street food -- and their community

    Uttam Mukherjee and Aakanksha Sinha founded Spice Waala in 2018 at the South Lake Union Farmers Market. They specialise in kathi rolls which comes from Kolkata and chaat, which comes from Delhi.

  • Weight loss changes people's responsiveness to food marketing

    A new study reveals that people with obesity tend to be more responsive to food marketing -- but when their weight drops significantly, so does their responsiveness to marketing.

  • What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Processed Food

    Here are the health benefits you can reap if you give up processed foods. You may have fewer headaches, you’ll be able to lose weight more easily, your hair will be healthier, you'll feel more energized, you'll have fewer mood swings, you'll be able to control cravings with ease and your hormones will be balanced.

  • Boost your immunity with these food items amid the pandemic

    Here are some food items that you can stack on your shelves to improve your immunity: Papaya, almonds, ginger, green tea, broccoli, turmeric, spinach and citrus fruits.

  • ‘Have to give them food, shelter’: Mizoram CM on Myanmar refugees entering the state

    Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said on Thursday he told Union home minister Amit Shah that refugees coming into the state from Myanmar, which is facing violent protest against the military coup, are like "our brothers and sisters", adding that the government has to give them food and shelter from a humanitarian point of view.

  • With cashew & coffee, tribal food park to come up in Andhra Pradesh

    The food park will focus on setting up a cashew processing unit at Rampachodavaram in the East Godavari district and a coffee curing centre at Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam.

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    The Eat right movement was launched in 2018 under the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) initiative to improve public health and fight negative nutritional trends to fight lifestyle diseases.

  • Food for thought

    Challenges faced by school caterers have varied immensely, not least with the many variables in place such as pupil ages, boarding or day school environments, kitchen and dining area capacity, equipment infrastructure, and, perhaps most importantly, staffing resource and management competence.

  • Taste of life: Suez Canal channelling foodstuff to Pune since 1869

    The Madras and Poona sauces and the cabbage and raw mango pickles made at Indapur were to be exported to the United Kingdom. Jamshedji Mehta had already applied for required permits and had employed native and European staff. Poona got its share of fresh European meat and preserves thanks to the Suez Canal.

  • The World of Food After Corona

    Food options and food availability options came to be redefined. Where eating out was gaining momentum by the day, the turn of events imposed a force majeure that encouraged people to explore their own culinary skills.

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    Abhra Bose and Sagar Mallick started Food Express Online in 2018. It is a rural food aggregator in West Bengal that aims to provide city-like food delivery services in rural and census towns in India.

  • Specially formulated food to bridge nutrition gaps

    Therapeutic food manufacturers have proposed Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods (RUSF) as a potent way to equip HIV infected people in managing infection and its ill effects.

  • Free food scheme inaugurated in Kerala

    The CEO of Kerala Maritime Board, T.P. Salim Kumar, inaugurated the FACE Samrudhi Scheme to provide free food to people who cannot afford a meal in the city. Under this, free food will be given to deserving people from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Time to shift from food security to nutrition security to increase health and well-being

    A new article argues that today's health and equity challenges call for the US to shift from 'food insecurity’ to 'nutrition insecurity' to catalyse appropriate focus and policies on access not just to food but also to healthy, nourishing food.

  • BK’s Cultured Kids Cuisine Is Fostering Cultural Appreciation Through Food

    Mia Kotikovski, who grew up with an appreciation for various cultures through food, founded Cultured Kids Cuisine to help children discover just that. Currently, they are learning about different cultural foods in Asia, with plans to visit the Middle East in the coming weeks.

  • When South Superstars Chiranjeevi And Nagarjuna Bonded Over Dinner

    Superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni took to Twitter to share a picture with megastar Chiranjeevi, which was taken a day prior to the release of Nagarjuna’s film- ‘Wild Dog.’ The post was captioned, “A delicious dinner Cooked by the megastar himself to cool my nerves for #WildDog release tomorrow !! Thank you For a wonderful evening.”

  • Burger King Using Suez Canal Crisis To Promote Burger Riles Up Internet

    Burger King, Chile, recently took their official Instagram handle to share a post featuring a double whopper burger obstructing the Suez Canal. It was basically a promotional poster of a double whopper that had "Maybe we made it too big" written in Spanish.

  • 21-Year-Old Chocolate Bar - A Gift From Queen Victoria - Found Intact

    A 121-year-old chocolate bar was recently found in its original tin in the attic of a 500-year-old English manor in Norfolk, eastern England. It belonged to Sir Henry Edward Paston-Bedingfield - an English aristocrat who participated in the Second Boer War. The chocolate tin lid had a message on it in Queen's handwriting that reads "I wish you a happy New Year". It also had the

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    The book aims at creating awareness on nutrition security management and the relation with traditional practices in food. It has also dealt with the progress made on the ways of nutrition security and different aspects of traditional foods.

  • A bread fades away from Lebanon

    54-year-old Abu Shadi bemoans better times before the economic crisis when all Lebanese could afford his simple meals. The manousheh is both a father and mother to the Lebanese people. It's food for the rich and the poor," he said. "Sadly at the moment, the poor can no longer afford to eat it," he said.

  • Anil Kapoor Pampers Fatima Sana Shaikh With Home-Made Food As She Gets Tested Positive For Covid-19

    Fatima is getting treated through the home quarantine method. Off late, Anil Kapoor has sent the home-made food to her and pampered her. Fatima shared the pics of the food boxes on her Instagram Stories and thanked Anil Kapoor for his yummy food.

  • Sahara Star presents unique creation of dishes at NAMAK, to commemorate 91 years of salt Satyagrah

    NAMAK, the Indian cuisine restaurant at Sahara Star is a result of this inspiration from the Dandi March and has its tagline 06.04.1930 since its inception. To commemorate this great world event the chefs will showcase a speciality salt-based menu from 1st April to 10th April 2021.

  • Zee Café launches a unique competitive food show, Chef Vs Fridge

    Coming in April, the show is said to be an experience that will excite and entertain. Launched with the commitment of ‘Ab fridge lega sabki class, aur chefs banaenge kuch world class’, the teaser features Gaurav Gera as his popular character Chutki and Chef Vicky as the two experience a relatable situation as they open their fridge.

  • Education led interventions may help combat protein deficiency, secure a healthy future: Pooja Makhija

    According to reports, protein deficiency is a prominent problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Education led programs may help curb the problem, says Pooja Makhija.

  • Following your gut: Smart choices for digestive health

    Public awareness of the importance of dietary fibre intake has been growing steadily in recent years, especially considering the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Given the challenges faced by the pandemic, topics such as immunity and staying healthy have all been brought even further to the front of consumers’ minds.

  • Sonaar Beverages launches Billion Air - Gluten-free pure distilled vodka

    It is a pure, gluten-free vodka that is sourced, distilled, and blended in the USA, with a proprietary process that leads to a smooth finish and sweet after taste. Distilled six times in the USA and then bottled in India, it is a unique combination of 98 per cent American Corn and 2 per cent American Wheat.

  • Ready-to-cook food products contain excessive preservatives: Kerala FSD

    The Food Safety Department of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has warned the public against using ready-to-cook food products. The advisory by Kerala FSD came after a lab analysis found certain preservatives content, in excessive amounts, in the packed ready to cook products.

  • FSSAI updates standards for bakery products including biscuits and breads

    According to the notified regulations, ‘Biscuit’ is a baked product leavened or unleavened, coated or uncoated, centre-filled partially or wholly such as but not limited to wafer biscuits, coated wafers, cookies, crackers, centre-filled biscuits, enrobed biscuits, sandwich biscuits, crème biscuit including fat-free/ low fat or sugar-free/ low sugar variants.

  • MTR Foods celebrates World Idli Day by bringing forth 50 recipes curated by influencers

    The collaborative effort in the form of an MTR Wow Idli virtual cookbook brings alive the versatility of the idli with some of the most innovative video recipes for consumers launched through a Facebook Live event hosted on the Momspresso page.

  • Mindful eating in times of work from home

    People are struggling with their eating right during the course of work from home. These tips may help alleviate your struggles. Establish a routine, eat mindfully and start an intuitive journey.

  • 2021 Will Bring the Renaissance of Indian Regional Cuisines Reveals Godrej Food Trends Report 2021

    2021 will bring the renaissance of Indian regional cuisines with the legion of home chefs and mini enterprises poised to unleash a smorgasbord of offerings.

  • New farm laws will pose a threat to food security

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Singh Tikait, who is travelling across India to mobilise support for the farmers’ agitation, said on Wednesday that the new farm laws would pose a severe threat to national food security if they are not repealed.

  • Chia Seeds –Nature's Super Food Chia seeds are tasteless and can be inclu

    Chia seeds are tasteless and can be included in various meals such as salad dressing, breakfast and smoothies. They contain a high quantity of Omega 3's which is comparatively higher than flax seeds.

  • Why the edible beauty trend is here to stay

    “The use of edible grade ingredients in cosmetics and beauty products gives customers an assurance of using safe products on their skin and hair,” says Chaitanya Nallan, co-founder, Vedix, an ayurvedic beauty brand.

  • An 84-Year Old Man Has Preserved Over 150 Rare Mangoes

    Hegde hails from Beluru village in Shivamogga, Karnataka, and he has preserved more than 150 native mangoes from the Western Ghats. He told ANI, "I visited the villages to hunt native varieties of Appe Midi (tender mangoes used for pickles). At the initial stage, we had collected 120 varieties of mangoes with different aromas."

  • Soha Ali Khan Writes About Her Morning Rituals For Better Health

    Soha Ali Khan shared her 3 morning rituals that she follows religiously. 1. Starting every day with a serving of almonds 2. Re-energise every morning with the sun 3. Switch up coffee and tea for a lemon and honey drink

  • How Sara Ali Khan Combines Her Love For Chocolate With Her Diet

    Sara Ali Khan shared her breakfast picture. The dish looked like overnight-soaked oatmeal splayed with lots of energy-giving seeds and lots of chocolate shavings.

  • Drinking Beetroot Juice Daily May Promote Healthy Ageing

    According to the study, beetroot juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria, which helps regulate blood vessels and neurotransmission. It was found that drinking nitrate-rich food (in this case, beetroot juice) can provide good vascular and cognitive health.

  • Controversial Tweet About Pani Puri Vs Golgappe Divides The Internet

    In the post that the user shared, there were two pictures - one was a click of 'Golgappa' and another of 'Pani Puri'. The difference was that the Pani Puri picture took the name literally, pairing a glass of water with the Indian bread puri.

  • This Kolkata Couple Converts Fridge Into Bookshelf For Free Street Library

    Kalidas and Kumkum Halder collaborated with a grocery store in a place called Patuli in Kolkata and converted an old refrigerator into a bookshelf to set their book collection.

  • Viral Heartbreaking Picture Of Security Guard Eating Rice With Just Onion And Garlic Moves People

    A heart-breaking picture of a security guard in Malaysia shows him eating rice with just onion and garlic. His friend Apit Lid shared the pictures explaining in the caption that he sends almost 90% of his salary to his family in the village for their needs and survives himself on the minimum.

  • A Man Has Been Collecting Gum Wrapper Chain Since 1965; Breaks Record

    Gary Michael Duschl - a 70-year-old man from Virginia, USA - didn't dispose off his gum wrappers after having them. Gary broke the records by creating the world's longest gum wrapper chain, which is 32,555.68 m (106,810 ft) long. Guinness World Records recently took to its Instagram handle to share the news.

  • Shah Rukh Khan Reveals Top Health Secret, The Food He Hates In Twitter AMA

    When Shah Rukh Khan was asked to reveal his top health and nutrition secret, he replied, “I eat sparingly.” As for Shah Rukh Khan's most detested food, can be bitter gourd. As when a fan made a reference to the vegetable for the actor not replying to his tweet, Shah Rukh Khan replied, “Karela khaein mere dushman!!!”

  • Imran khan has a gift for Pakistanis — India, the new sugar daddy

    Pakistan is all set to import 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar from India along with cotton and yarn after the government lifted the ban on trade.

  • Ramasseri idli has put a small village in Palakkad on the food map of India

    Soft and fluffy and the size of a pancake, the Ramasseri idli, with its distinctive texture and taste, has put Ramasseri village on the food map of India. From 5 am to 11 am, the Ramasseri idli is made non-stop at Sree Saraswathy Tea Stall, The Ramassery Idli Kada.

  • Meat can be made from spinach leaves

    Recent research has proved the successful growth of artificial meat with spinach leaves as a base. Stripped of all but its veiny skeleton, the circulatory network of a spinach leaf successfully served as an edible substrate upon which the researchers grew bovine animal protein.

  • How the colonisation of India influenced global food

    India was colonised by many countries and each had an influence on its produce and cuisines. The British kedgeree is inspired by Indian khichdi, pork vadouvan, a traditional Pondicherrian dish that was the inspiration for French duck vadouvan. Like these, there are several other dishes that got inspired by the local Indian food.

  • Bihar farmer grows a unique vegetable that costs Rs 1 lakh per kg

    Amresh Singh, a young farmer in Bihar's Aurangabad, is growing hop-shoots with the help of agricultural scientist Dr Lal from the Indian Vegetable Research Institute, Varanasi. It is used in treating diseases like cancer and TB.

  • Tamannaah Bhatia Joins #DontRush Challenge, Gives It Yummy Spin

    She captioned her post, "Get messy! Bura na maano, holi hai #dontrushchallenge #doingitmyway #happyholi.” In the video, Tamannaah can be seen holding a peeled alphonso mango that she relishes with her bare hands. She also keeps a bowl underneath for all the oozing juice.

  • Video Of Gwalior Stall Serving Poha In Leaf Plates Impresses Internet

    Gwalior's famous Panwadi Poha, one of the most popular places in town, has left the internet impressed with their environmental-friendly way of serving the popular Indian breakfast - in a leaf plate.

  • High-fat diets may over-activate destructive heart disease protein

    According to new research, consuming a high-fat diet may be activating a response in the heart that is causing destructive growth and leads to a greater risk of heart attacks.

  • To peel or not to peel: What is the best way to eat almonds?

    While you can safely eat raw or roasted almonds, there are some extra benefits you can get by having soaked and peeled almonds. The skin of the almonds is difficult to digest. Moreover, almond skin contains tannins, which lowers the rate of nutrient absorption.

  • What is Deep-Fried Water?

    Made using a chemical compound called calcium alginate—a gelatin-like substance made from chemicals like aqueous calcium chloride and aqueous sodium alginate—that essentially binds the water in a liquid membrane. Deep-fried water first surfaced on the internet back in 2016 with YouTuber, chef Jonathan Marcus, who coated the water in flour, egg and panko crumb, and fried 12 glob

  • What is Vegan Jackfruit Meat and why is it trending?

    Goa-based Sairaj Dhond, who started Wakao Foods during the COVID-19 lockdown, to sell jackfruit products as an alternative form of meat. The venture has many vegan meat products such as Teriyaki Jack, Butter Jack, BBQ Jack and Jack Burger Patty. Making this delectable vegan jackfruit meat includes retorting, heating, distilling, and drying the fruit using a machine.

  • This 24-karat Gold Burger in Colombia is every tourist's delight

    Colombia, where a restaurant called Toro McCoy is serving burger plated with a layer of 24-karat gold. It’s a brioche burger called ‘Oro McCoy’ bathed in 24-karat gold with double meat, caramelised bacon, and double cheese.

  • Delicious and healthy, salads are the way to go this summer

    Salads are a great way to take care of hunger pangs during summer. Made with vegetables, fruits, pulses, meat or fish, salads are light on the stomach and are a big source of nutrients.

  • Fasting can be an effective way to start a diet

    Those who need to change their eating habits to normalise their blood pressure should start with a fast. Scientists explain why patients can use it as a tool to improve their health in the long term.

  • Green leafy vegetables essential for muscle strength

    Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function, according to new research. The study found that people who consumed a nitrate-rich diet, predominantly from vegetables, had significantly better muscle function in their lower limbs.

  • Eating before 8:30 a.m. could reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes

    People who start eating before 8:30 a.m. had lower blood sugar levels and less insulin resistance, which could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

  • Moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to a smaller birth size

    Pregnant women who consumed the caffeine equivalent of as little as half a cup of coffee a day on average had slightly smaller babies than pregnant women who did not consume caffeinated beverages, according to a new study.

  • Mars Petcare launches Pedigree’s Tasty Minis & Rodeo Treats in India

    Mars Petcare has launched a range of snackable, chewy treats in India. These delicious treats are ideal to train, reward or pamper dogs and are sure to get them wagging. The products in this range are recognised globally as a healthier alternative to table scraps, animal bones or biscuits that are meant for humans.

  • Celebrate the joy of Spring with Starbucks Spring Beverages and Merchandise

    Rejoicing the exuberant season of a floral bloom, the brand has introduced a flavourful line-up of seasonal beverages which include Mango Popper Frappuccino, Salted Caramel Cloud Macchiato, Caramel Cloud Macchiato, Salted Caramel Cold brew, (Salted Caramel) Nitro Cold Brew, Salted Caramel Mocha, Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino, Chocolate Caramel Crunch, Chocolate Caramel Crunc

  • Technological innovations in the beverage industry

    Smart technologies are driving the beverage industry into a new digital age with smart factories and artificial intelligence in robotics.

  • Mango Lassi in Summers for the Win!

    Mango is a storehouse of minerals. It is loaded with folate, iron, calcium, zinc etc that helps build strong bones and muscles. The most important ingredient in lassi is dahi. Dahi (or curd) has always been known for its pool of health benefits. It includes minerals like calcium and phosphorus that promote good digestion, strong immunity, healthy skin and more.

  • What is Traffic Vada Pav and what is so inspiring about it?

    30-year-old Gaurav Londhe of Thane started Traffic Vada Pav in 2019. He sells fresh, hygienic, and neatly-packed vada pavs, with a small water bottle and tissue paper in a box for Rs 20. The idea has been to help people satiate the evening hunger while driving back home.

  • How a cancer survivor decided to start this Vadodara-based wellness brand

    About 12 years ago, Radhika Iyer Talati was introduced to Ayurveda, meditation, and naturopathy when she travelled to the Himalayas and was diagnosed with first-stage breast cancer and later uterine cancer. She is the founder of the organic food-based startup Anahata. A health and wellness brand that addresses the growing demand for organic products that sells skincare and food

  • Biryani unites every political party in Tamil Nadu

    Running a biryani catering service near Mamallapuram for 18 years, 53-year-old Basha bhai is popular with political parties looking to arrange an economic feast. He is taken to the venue three hours before a meeting ends, which gives him and his team time to cook a fragrant Tamil Nadu style biryani.

  • Bengaluru Man Grows Urban Jungle of 1700 Trees on Terrace

    A retired engineer from Bengaluru, Nataraja Upadhya, has created a thriving urban jungle on his terrace with 300 varieties of trees that host 50 types of butterflies and about a dozen birds.

  • How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Tackle Malnutrition In Rural India?

    The Child Growth Monitor project was devised to address the problem of malnutrition. The cloud-based, smartphone application is powered by Microsoft Azure and AI services and detects malnutrition and enables health workers to identify and provide care to children struggling from chronic undernourishment.

  • North Delhi restaurants, shops to now mention if meat is halal or jhatka

    Following in the footsteps of the East and South MCDs, North Delhi's restaurants and shops will now have to mandatorily display whether the meat being sold or served is halal or jhatka as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation has cleared a proposal in this regard.

  • Lockdown increased the worldwide demand for cheese

    As they say, the French love their wine and cheese! It was observed that there was around 8% per cent growth in the demand for cheese during the lockdown. The demand for the classic pizza cheese- Mozzarella, surged by 21% in France. While the second most loved cheese was Raclette, a winter cheese and the demand for this one increased by 12%.

  • Indian fish farmers refute a damning report

    A recent study has described Indian aquaculture practices as unhygienic and unhealthy. But farmers claim that the report is biased and risks causing economic damage to an industry that is trying to recover after the pandemic-induced lockdown.

  • Using a salt substitute can help lower blood pressure in rural India

    Replacing regular common salt consumed by hypertensive patients in rural areas with a salt substitute can have a significant impact in terms of lowering their blood pressure, a new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed.

  • Ishmeet Singh Chandiok, India's first dog chef

    Chef Ishmeet Singh Chandiok is familiar to diners in the country from his stints at Hyatt and JW Marriott. But when he started cooking for his dog Harley, he thought of venturing into the dog food business. This led to Harley's Corner, which is India's first ready-to-eat wet dog food brand.

  • The Viral Video Of Neatly Organised Fridge Is So Satisfying

    The video was shared on Twitter by @OG___Crissy. In the 42-second video clip, we saw a fridge being emptied out to be cleaned with a liquid cleanser which was sprayed all over the fridge's doors. Next, each item in the fridge was neatly organised.

  • 'This Is Avocado, You Are Avocado’: Comedian Vir Das Pens Hilarious Note On The Fruit

    Vir Das narrated how he didn't even know what Avocado was earlier and neither did he care to find out, until the world made him try it and care about it. "Now I eat at least one Avocado a week. Because I lack conviction. Not even because I enjoy it. But because I was told it matters," wrote Vir Das.

  • This Butter Coffee Sold Near Jama Masjid Has Divided Internet

    Food blogger Amar Sirohi shared the video where the stall owner demonstrated the making of the coffee. In a jug partially filled with some coffee and milk, he adds another cup of milk. After this, he cuts half a slab of salted butter and adds the same to the jug, followed by coffee powder and sugar. The coffee is then steamed in an old-timey machine and served in a ceramic mug.

  • Alleviate food allergies

    The best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid foods that cause symptoms. Know what you are eating and drinking; read the food label carefully, consult with a doctor, carry medicine, carry meals or snacks before leaving home, and avoid outside foods.

  • What Unhealthy Food May Actually Be Healthy? Reddit Has Some Ideas

    An intriguing discussion ensued, with several suggestions about how the food we consider unhealthy may actually be quite healthy instead. The response of Reddit users included the dishes like tacos, potatoes, popcorn, dark chocolate and peanut butter.

  • Innovative food ingredients that are changing the future of food in India

    The term ‘food ingredient' includes food additives, which are substances added to foods for specific technical and/or functional purposes during processing, storage or packaging. Frequently used food ingredients can be a vegetable oil, flour, butter, sugar, salt, rice, milk, spices, caramel, carotenoids, anthocyanin, and curcumin.

  • How To Boost Immunity?

    Some tips to boost immunity: have a good sleeping pattern, deep breathing exercises and eating the right foods.

  • Food Systems Game Changers Lab posts its Global Open Call for novel ideas at UN Food Systems Summit

    Food Systems Game Changers Lab has launched The Global Open Call. This is an invitation to individuals, teams, institutions, companies and cooperatives to bring their ideas, initiatives or innovations for food systems change forward in partnership with others.

  • Pakhala Bhata - A Simple Rice And Curd Recipe From Odisha

    Pakhala Bhata recipe is quite simple but requires fermentation. Rice is soaked in water overnight to let it ferment. It is due to this step that pakhala bhata is considered great for the digestive system. The process of fermentation breaks down nutrients, making them easier to digest.

  • Nurturing with Navara

    Widely grown in the Rice Bowl of Kerala (Palakkad), navara is available in two forms white glumed and black glumed. This is a functional rice variety with nutritional and medicinal value.

  • Rice, black tea exports to China set to rise in 2021-22, say, industry executives

    China had earlier avoided buying rice from India, citing quality issues, and had traditionally imported rice from Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. However, this year, due to limited supply and a significant increase in the prices of rice in these countries, China started looking elsewhere for rice.

  • This Gujiya is priced at Rs 1200 per piece and this is why

    Chhappan Bhog of Lucknow has recently introduced ‘Bahubali Gujiya’, which weighs 1.5 kg and measures 14 inches. This giant-looking Gujiya is filled with khoya, kesar, almonds, pistachios, and sugar and it takes around 20-25 minutes to deep fry one piece of this Gujiya, which comes at a whopping Rs 1200.

  • Have you ever heard of Blue Raindrop cakes?

    The Blue Raindrop cake looks like an inverted jellyfish, transparent, nice blue hue and little flowers inside the cake gives this delicacy an eye-grabbing look.

  • Eating Processed Meat Can Impact Memory?

    A team of researchers have shown that consuming a 25 gram serving of processed meat a day can be associated with a 44 per cent increased risk of developing dementia. In contrast, unprocessed meat was linked to lesser chances of it.

  • Healthy eating more important than food's taste and value, study claims

    The majority of shoppers (66 per cent) have made changes to their shopping baskets following lockdown. This is especially true with the younger generation, with 84 per cent replacing the food they buy. More than one-in-10 are buying less meat and a further 10 per cent are purchasing less dairy as part of the regular food shop.

  • The many benefits of urban food gardens

    Urban gardens are desperately needed to capture carbon, a benefit for all residents of the city regardless of income, and they provide a critical oasis for the pollinators that our larger food systems rely on. Urban gardens will always be a place in town to rest in the shade of a tree and enjoy the fruits that Mother Earth provides for all of its residents, regardless of their

  • Law Proposed for Heavy Metal Limits in Baby Food

    The legislation, called the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021, would empower the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services to recall baby food that exceeds the limits for heavy metals. Since many heavy metals are present in the soil in which rice and other ingredients are grown.

  • The world’s food waste problem is bigger than we thought

    According to a UN report, some 931 million tonnes of food goes to waste each year, with between 8-10% of global carbon emissions linked to unconsumed produce. According to the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP), about 17% of global food production may go wasted.

  • Food processing units to increase self-employment in UP

    Apart from providing employment opportunities to people, these food processing units will also make the farmers of the villages economically self-reliant and fulfil the resolve of rural development.

  • Cauliflower, a healthy produce to become a sought-after it-food

    Vegetarian alternatives to meat favourites like cauliflower steaks and cauliflower wings permeate recipe blogs and food influencers’ social media feeds. Packaged cauliflower variants, in particular, appear to be behind the rise in the vegetable’s popularity.

  • How Much Salt Do You Really Need?

    Salt intake in India is about 11 g per day, according to the WHO’s recommended maximum intake of 5 g (approximately 1 tsp) per day. Processed and packaged food contains lots of salt and, when consumed regularly, contributes to increased sodium in the body.

  • Health benefits of papaya leaf juice

    The juice of papaya leaf increases the platelet count, helps treat dengue symptoms, helps balance blood sugar level, supports digestive health, promotes hair growth, helps achieve healthy skin, and contains anti-cancer properties.

  • Looking At Restaurant Menus Online? Viral Tweet Proves You're Not Alone

    A tweet by user @Luh_Scoop said, “Shoutout to everyone who googles the menu before going to the restaurant.” Several users replied to the tweet by saying, “And read reviews too.” said one, “I love how Twitter makes me feel like I’m not the only one doing something.” said another.”

  • Everything can go virtual but not restaurants and bars: Zorawar Kalra

    Zorawar Kalra, founder and director of Massive Restaurants, which operates 34 restaurants in nine Indian and international cities, said in an interview, “One must remember that everything can go virtual but not restaurants and bars. You will always go there for a great experience.”

  • Millet dosa: Healthy, crunchy & delicious option for breakfast or lunch

    If you are looking for a healthier variant of dosa, you can try preparing millet dosa. This dosa is rich in nutrients, easy to prepare and will allow you to skip junk food and unhealthy snacks for breakfast easily.

  • NuShakti launches home food fortification products in Kerala

    To address the nutritional gaps in Kerala, NuShakti has launched a range of home food fortifiers in the state, with an aim to expand its reach across the country. The products have essential vitamins and minerals to meet the nutritional needs of urban and rural consumers who want to adopt healthier lifestyles.

  • Agri laws passed in Parliament will destroy India's food security: Tarigami

    CPI (M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Friday that the anti-farmer and anti-poor agriculture laws passed in the Parliament in a “brazen” manner without any consultation, debate and discussion were bound to destroy the agriculture sector and threaten India’s food security.

  • Experts call for strong front of package labelling to address India’s NCD crisis

    Global and local experts have come together to urge for simple and effective front-of-package labels (FOPL) to address India’s spiralling crisis of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

  • No food from strangers, TMC tells workers

    Trinamool workers have been told to ensure no opposition tricks can drive away their genuine votes. Going by the instructions from Kalighat, some of them tweaked locally, Kartik Hatui, a worker from Lalgarh, has been told not to eat biryani from strangers.

  • Burger King India Moves Away From Synthetic Colours In All Food

    In sync with their brand philosophy of keeping everything Real and Authentic, the brand promises all its food, free from synthetic food colours.

  • Priyanka Chopra’s restaurant Sona features exclusive modern art from India

    Sona has partnered with advisory Sunderlande to showcase exclusive art from India. The art pieces are also available for private acquisition. Envisioned and designed by Melissa Bowers, the decor is reminiscent of the Art Deco period of Mumbai in the 1930s.

  • Cold food and drinks pain explained

    Scientists have located the cells and signals in sensitive teeth that detect big temperature drops and trigger toothache and brain jolt. People with dental decay are prone to it because the pathway is exposed. It provides a target for new treatments, such as toothpastes, dental patches or chewing gum, they say.

  • The Karavali coast is a food lover's paradise

    Karnataka’s Karavali coast offers various delicious options for food, everything from masala dosas to colourful ice cream-based desserts.

  • How to break unhealthy eating habits?

    The answer to why we crave sugar and salt is the addictive nature of sugar and salt and the intense and immediate pleasure they provide. Just taking a mindful pause and taking a breath to activate that parasympathetic nervous system, which is your rest-and-digest response, you're taking that moment to consider what is going on right now.

  • How innovation is helping to close the gap on food inequality

    The innovation promises to use zero fossil fuel-based plastic packaging, end fruit loss in its supply chains, remove processed sugar from its products, and bring nutritious food to one billion people—all by 2025.

  • Switch to a colourful food platter

    People have acknowledged the nutritional benefits of various fruits and vegetables. The value of Vitamins and antioxidants has been rising, which is important to boost immunity. Colourful vegetables and fruits have phenomenal nutritional benefits as much as they have exquisiteness.

  • Frozen food cures fatigue brought about by home cooking

    Frozen ready to eat momos saw a surge of 20 times in demand and others followed. Haldiram pani puri, ITC dahi kabab, ID Foods parota all become instant hits.

  • Organic Food: A food concept assuring better health

    Organic food is the food produced without using any synthetic chemicals (man-made pesticides and fertilisers), hormones, antibiotics and it even does not contain any Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

  • Sonam Kapoor Shares Quick Snack For Weight Loss Made With Just 3 Ingredients

    The simple snack comprised just three ingredients - a whole tomato, half an avocado and some lemon-flavoured pepper. All you need to do is simply wash and cut up the fresh produce into small cubes, sprinkle the flavouring and dig in!

  • Sonam Kapoor Shares Quick Snack For Weight Loss Made With Just 3 Ingredients

    The simple snack comprised just three ingredients - a whole tomato, half an avocado and some lemon-flavoured pepper. All you need to do is simply wash and cut up the fresh produce into small cubes, sprinkle the flavouring and dig in!

  • Hardik Pandya And Son Agastya's Lunchtime Video Is The Cutest Thing

    In the video, Hardik can be seen holding his baby son Agastya on his lap as he tried feeding him some of the palak chawal that he was having for lunch. Agastya opened his mouth each time Hardik would bring the spoon close to his mouth and be amused each time it was taken away.

  • Microsoft's Funny Tweet About Eating Samosa On Call Is Making Foodies Relate

    The context of the tweet by Microsoft was that the MS Teams application often gives a notification when your microphone is on mute and there is some noise coming from the background. Thus, even when you are trying to eat something, the application will tell you, "Your Microphone is muted." Microsoft's tweet featured a funny reply to this, saying, "I'm just eating these overst

  • This ‘Fake Cake’ Hack Will Let You Gift A Fancy Cake To Your Loved One Without Baking

    Food blogger and baker Zaynab Paruk shared a video of how she converted two ready-made caramel sponge cakes into a 4-tier cake for her child's 5th birthday. She scraped off the topmost layer of the two cakes to place them over each other and smear them with her home-made sea blue-coloured icing.

  • Health Benefits Of Tempeh

    Tempeh is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. It is packed with protein, fibre and good fats, giving vegetarians, fitness enthusiasts and conscious foodies a delicious, nutritious and healthy, plant-based, protein-rich food.

  • Masaba Gupta's Meal Is Everything Tasty And Healthy

    Masaba shared the picture of her nutrient-loaded meal on Instagram stories and captioned it: "Let food be thy medicine". The plate had a protein-rich salad mix of kidney beans, chickpeas, tomatoes and cucumber. The salad was paired with sauteed broccoli, dal salad and a greenside dish that looked like boiled spinach.

  • This Turkish Sand Coffee will refresh your mood

    Amar Sirohi, who runs the Instagram handle @foodie_incarnate, shared an IGTV video of Turkish Sand Coffee. The person first places a small container in the middle of hot sand and then adds water, coffee powder, full cream milk, sugar, cinnamon powder, and vanilla essence. Then, he moves it around the sand to create friction and, within a few minutes, brings it to a boil and the

  • Amazon is hosting Great Foodie Fest in Bengaluru

    The 10-day long food festival will begin on March 26 and it will go on until April 4. During the food festival, customers in Bengaluru can enjoy deals and cashback on orders from popular restaurants and cloud kitchens around them with convenient doorstep delivery.

  • Reusable Tableware Could Resolve China’s Plastic Problem

    A faculty research fellow at the University of Groningen, Shan and his colleagues compared disposable paper-based products and silicone ones that could be continuously shared after eateries or a central facility gathered and washed them between every use.

  • Unexpected food pairings go viral

    Mussels with strawberries, lamb with cinnamon or asparagus with grapes. Dipping French fries into a milkshake, oysters with kiwi or broccoli with almonds and lemon zest and bacon espuma are unexpected food pairings that went viral.

  • How artificial intelligence is helping make food production smarter

    Using artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms and digital technology, the data is automatically processed and linked, which involves analysing the production data from a particular company, comparing it with data from other producers and then combining the results with the outcomes from other analyses.

  • Food fraud: an increasing concern within the beverage sector

    In a survey of 100 senior executives across the beverage sector, 97 per cent reported that they have been affected by food fraud in the past 12 months, while 80 per cent agree that food fraud is a growing concern for their business.

  • Scientist Are Making Mock Meat Out Of Air And Soil - Find How

    South Indian actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who follows a plant-based diet, recently took to her Instagram handle to share a story featuring scientists in Finland making meat-free schnitzel from air and soil. For the unversed, schnitzel is basically meat fried in fat.

  • Shilpa Shetty Shares Healthy Coconut-Peanut Bar Recipe

    The healthy ingredients in the recipe like ghee, jaggery, coconut, peanuts, flaxseeds and anjeer, will provide you with a good amount of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats and more.

  • Food and agriculture industries play a pivotal role in the greater economy

    The study estimated the number of jobs in food and agriculture-related industries, the wages and benefits paid to their employees, and the value their production adds to the economy.

  • What Are the World's Healthiest Foods?

    According to Medical News Today, nuts, pulses, and grains are the healthiest foods in the world. We’re not talking peanuts or wheat. Those foods do have their place in the food pyramid, but they aren’t nearly nutritious as lentils, almonds or Brazil nuts. Nuts, oats, leafy greens, blueberries are full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

  • The Misappropriation of Asian Culture In Wellness and Food Is Doing More Harm Than You May Realize

    Popular white food bloggers continue to share "Asian" recipes using completely non-Asian ingredients, inaccurately naming cultural dishes, and disregarding any subsequent feedback from the Asian community.

  • Ruchita Jagzap and her 3.5-year-old son started growing their own food

    They have a total of 113 plants in all sizes, habits, colours, variations and fragrances, in their front yard, inside their living spaces and on their terrace. When she learned how a particular bird or an animal is attracted to a specific tree, she tried to explore more and brought some variety to the green space.

  • The Sayaji Hotel Indore hosts Awadhi Food Festival

    Sayaji Hotel Indore is hosting an Awadhi food festival titled ‘Lakhanpur to Lucknow’ from March 15 to March 31, 2021. Flavours of Awadhi kitchen is executed by Chef Abdul Haleem. The starters include Galawati Kabab, Murgh Barrah along with soups that include Yakhni Shorba etc and much more.

  • This simple solution will keep fruit fresh for longer - and help avoid food waste

    The inventor of StixFresh, Zhafri Zainudin, says that the sticker acts in the same way as the natural protections used by plants themselves. Simply sticking one to a piece of fruit can extend its shelf life by up to two weeks

  • Up your fibre content with these food groups

    Here's a list of fibre rich food that you must add to your diet. Vegetables, fruits, legumes and nuts and grains.

  • Feeding your dog a raw food diet could be harmful and even life-threatening, according to vets

    Raw food includes uncooked meat, bones, and certain vegetables. But raw food could be contaminated and lead to bacterial infections that compromise your dog's health. Feeding your dog raw food could also lead to your pup having nutritional deficiencies.

  • Why, as a consumer, we must know about food traceability?

    Known as the "one-step-back and one-step forward principle"; it can be defined as the ability to track the movement of food through various stages of production, processing and distribution.

  • Ahmedabad: Early curfew takes 70% bite out of food orders

    Most fine-dine restaurants, otherwise operating from 6 pm to 11 pm, are facing shrinking order volumes by at least 70%. Estimates of Food Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (FEA) in Ahmedabad suggest that at least 60,000 deliveries a day were recorded till February 2021. But now, the figures have once again taken a hit with the curfew timings preponed.

  • Now, detecting heavy metals in food, water becomes easy

    A laboratory carries out tests for heavy metals in water and a variety of food products for compliance with the requirements laid down by the FSSAI under the Food Safety and Standards Act.

  • The Menu for Mars: Designing a Deep Space Food System

    The Nutrition paper, authored by NASA scientists Douglas, Sara Zwart, and Scott Smith, highlights the general criteria for a potential Mars or other space exploration mission food system, including safety, stability, palatability, nutrition, resource minimisation, variety, reliability, usability and space-ready appliances.

  • Online food orders become the new normal again

    More families are ordering food online now to enjoy hotel food at home, particularly on weekends. The orders are expected to increase during Holi as restaurants will only serve takeaways.

  • Odisha engineers push their luck with food ‘Thela’, find success

    Parked near the Collectorate in Malkangiri town, lip-smacking dishes flying off their food truck which has found a way into people’s hearts and given Prittam Bebarta and Sumit Samal, both engineering graduates, a career choice. A plate of dum biryani costs Rs 100 and chicken tikka is priced at Rs 50 at the thela.

  • How much food does India waste every day?

    Indian households wasted around 68.7 million tonnes of food in 2019. The Global Hunger Index, 2020 ranked India 94th out of 107 countries, calling the situation a ’serious hunger problem.’

  • Bakery market’s most affordable ready-to-eat food

    Almost all the bakery products are made 6- 7 hours in advance. It’s always optional to reheat the bakery dishes as they can be microwave easily before consumption and they give a feel like freshly baked items. The shelf life is already high, due to which they are preferred.

  • Is the packaged 'instant cooking' segment replacing street food?

    Many brands stepped in with the aim to make lives easier for home cooks. FMCG giants like Kelloggs and Nestle diversified to make ready-to-cook ‘poha’ and ‘upma’.

  • Healthy Italian Comfort Food’ Not an Oxymoron

    The good news is that food and grocery purveyors are taking heed. Gianluca Mech, a company that produces Italian keto diet food and keto supplements, offers keto pasta and keto orzo options and a wide range of other keto-friendly Italian foods biscuits, nutrition bars, cakes, both sweet and savoury snacks and an array of beverages.

  • GOELD aims at penetrating Frozen Food Market and go International

    In its recent development, GOELD, the 100% vegetarian Frozen food brand from Shri Bajrang Alliance Limited. Also, looking to the massive demand and to penetrate its market in Delhi NCR, GOELD has launched two news products namely ‘Dal Makhni’ and ‘Paneer Butter Masala’ in the retail market.

  • Azuma Kara is the new address for Oriental meals in South Delhi

    The menu at Azuma Kara is interesting. It has Vietnamese summer rolls on the menu, and the soup list includes cauliflower miso soup and Thai coconut soup.

  • Mumbai Man Selling Dosa On A Cycle Impresses The Internet

    A video by Youtube channel Aamchi Mumbai has been going viral on the internet in which one can see a man in Mumbai cooking fresh 'pizza dosa' and selling door-to-door on a cycle! He prepares this pizza dosa on a tawa with loads of veggies, schezwan sauce, garlic chutney and oodles of cheese grated on top, all of which he carries along with him on a tiny cycle.

  • A video of a panda eating carrot goes viral

    The video was posted by a Twitter account 'Shoggy' with the caption 'A cute panda eating a carrot'. The panda can be seen sitting in a natural surrounding with lots of greenery in the background. He is happily eating away a carrot while holding another vegetable that looks like pumpkin in the other hand.

  • Govt to import 50,000 tonnes of rice from India

    The government yesterday approved the import of 50,000 tonnes of rice from India to increase the country's food stock and control spiralling prices.

  • Novelty, sustainability, transparency and convenience: The way forward for F&B

    The industry is under heavy pressure to adapt to evolving consumer tastes and demands continually. To meet the demands of a growing global population, we need to almost double food production by 2050. A population explosion means food and beverage manufacturers must rethink physical and digital production.

  • Harappan people ate multigrain, high-protein ‘laddoos’: Study

    A scientific study of the material found during an excavation in Rajasthan has revealed that the Harappan people used to consume high-protein, multigrain laddoos around 4000 years ago, which indicates that the inhabitants practised agriculture under good climatic conditions.

  • India’s economic recovery may be delayed if oil prices continue to rise

    Food prices in India increased by nearly 4% in the last month, driven by oil and fat products and fruits.

  • Jubilant FoodWorks Move To Bring Popeyes Restaurant To India

    Jubilant said it had "entered into an exclusive Master Franchise and Development Agreement with PLK APAC Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI), to develop, establish, own and operate hundreds of Popeyes restaurants in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan in the coming years".

  • Farmers to Family food distribution goes out quickly

    Food insecurity has been a big problem for many people since the start of the pandemic. To help fight the problem, the Parkersburg Housing Authority, South Parkersburg Baptist Church, Save The Children and the USDA held a mobile food distribution.

  • A major victory in the fight against forced labour

    Twenty-two consumer goods brands and retailers- including Mars, Mondelez International, Unilever, Coca-Cola and Nestlé- would implement the new framework by 2025 as a part of their participation in the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition.

  • Make Natural Holi Colors from Food Ingredients

    Play Holi using colours made from natural food ingredients available in the kitchen. This Holi, make your favourite colours at home using spinach, purple cabbage, haldi etc.

  • Lord Shiva Rasoi opens in Varanasi, will serve food and prasad to pilgrims for free

    The Yogi Adityanath government launched ‘Lord Shiva Rasoi’ at Baba Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi. The kitchen will serve food and prasad to over 1000 pilgrims visiting the world-famous temple free of cost.

  • Comedian Finds Horror Inside His Cereal Pack; Twitter Thread Goes Viral

    Writer Jensen Karp shared a photo of his Cinnamon Toast Crunch pack on Twitter which had two unusual objects amid the cereal having a striking resemblance to shrimp tails. On further digging into the bag of chips, he also found some cereals with black spots that he thought might be maggots or bugs.

  • With 10 Pieces Of Momos In One, This 'Jumbo Momo' May Be The Biggest Momo Of Delh

    Indie Momo at Delhi's West Patel Nagar is claiming to be selling the biggest momo of Delhi. Equivalent to 10 pieces of momos. The Jumbo momo is the biggest in Delhi. It comes with three fillings veg, paneer and chicken.

  • Specially-Abled Service Staff Run The Show At This Restaurant In Pune

    The servers at Terrasinne restaurant use sign languages to communicate with the guests. Sonam Kapse, the owner of the restaurant, informs, “We have 20 hearing and speech impaired candidates here. This initiative creates a platform for them to earn for themselves. Usually, such people are employed for kitchen work."

  • Video Of Scientists Cooking Hot Dogs On Lava From Iceland's Volcano Intrigues Internet

    Situated about 40 km away from the Iceland capital Reykjavik, the volcano has been erupting near the Fagradalsfjall mountain. The scientists used the lava collected at the foot of the volcano as a giant grill for their amusing cookout as they studied the eruption in detail. While some worried about it and some couldn’t marvel at the fun science experiment.

  • This New, Unique 'Comma' Pasta Is Winning People Over

    Dan Pashman, the host of James Beard Award-winning food podcast 'The Sporkful', went through many trials and errors over a period of three years to finally gift the world "cascatelli," - a comma-shaped pasta, which is now on sale in America. The large, half-curved comma pasta has delicate ruffles all over.

  • New Mc Donald's App Offers More Reasons To Savour Their Signature Burgers And More

    In addition to great deals and offers, the app also allows one to order McDelivery, share feedback, learn more about the menu. If you are present at the stores for dine-in, you would also have a special queue dedicated to you.

  • Another Poor Family-Run Cafe Saved Via Social Media Post

    The miracle for Cristy Kisner and Sebastian Gracey began when Brandon Stanton, well-known author and creator of the popular Humans of New York web site, visited their cafe. The couple served him dairy-free lunch along with gluten-free muffins and revealed their story to him. It gathered a donation of a whopping amount of $1m!

  • This Food Forest In Atlanta Provides Free Fruits & Veggies To Anyone In Need

    The city of Atlanta has created a seven-acre farm where anyone can just enter and pick up fruits and vegetables to fight hunger and tackle the food insecurity that is prevalent in the area.

  • Fermentation: A Natural Tool For Meat Preservation, Food Safety and Flavor Enhancement

    The original reasons for using this technique – to preserve food and enhance flavour – still drive the use of fermentation, along with other benefits relevant to today’s marketplace, from simpler ingredients to natural health benefits to more sustainable solutions.

  • 7 Innovations That Changed Food Safety

    These are seven innovations that changed food safety— refrigeration, canning, pasteurisation, refrigerated trucks, data loggers, UV light and blockchain technology.

  • UP railway food stall shut for 7 days after worker caught on camera washing disposable plates

    A food stall at Deendayal Upadhyay Railway Junction in Uttar Pradesh's Mughalsarai town was shut for a week over hygiene concerns after its worker was allegedly caught on camera washing disposable plates.

  • Swiggy Announces Vaccine Cover For 2 Lakh Delivery Partners, Twitter Approves

    In a statement, Swiggy said that they will begin the programme with 5,500 delivery partners who are aged 45 and above. Twitter users applauded Swiggy's gesture to cover the vaccine cost for its fleet of food delivery agents through comments like, “That’s a great initiative”, “Good job”, etc.

  • 6 Food items from Amazon that will encourage your weight loss journey

    Shop from Amazon to satiate your craving without compromising your diet plan with these food products: Healthy snack mix, Green coffee beans powder, Organic raisins, Amla juice, Organic dry tomato powder and Rajasthani soan papdi for your cheat day.

  • Bid adieu to chapped skin with food-based ingredients

    The best type of remedies for imbalanced skin is natural and organic skincare formulated with balancing plant extracts like a proprietary blend of cucumber extract, cornflower water and aloe vera to soothe even the most sensitive and chapped skin.

  • Food preservative may harm the immune system, shows a new study

    EWG's analysis of ToxCast data showed that the preservative tert-butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, has been found to harm the immune system both in both animal tests and in non-animal tests known as high-throughput in vitro toxicology testing.

  • Countries look to satellite technology to tackle food insecurity

    Pandemic-induced lockdowns, travel bans and physical distancing measures have worsened the risk of food insecurity globally. Amid these pre-existing and new conditions, 14 developing countries are benefitting from a partnership forged in 2020 to harness satellite technology in tackling food insecurity.

  • 'Waiting For Food': Nick Jonas Shares Funny Video And Everyone Can Relate

    The short clip or GIF video featured Nick Jonas looking out of the window in anticipation, pounding his fist against it as his patience was running out. "Waiting for your food delivery to show up like," he wrote in the caption of the post.

  • Food brands driving consumption trends and opportunities: Experts

    Food brands are driving consumption trends and opportunities. This is where the industry is looking to focus on trust for the consumers. From sourcing quality products to Good Manufacturing Practices, clean labelling and hygienic processes are now the core for all food processing companies.

  • From Food To Decor: Inside Priyanka Chopra's New Restaurant 'Sona'

    The restaurant decor is a seamless amalgamation of rustic and contemporary design sensibilities, with the subtle hues of gold, black and white presenting it all perfectly. Inside the restaurant, there is also a private dining room called 'Mimi's, which also happens to be Priyanka's nickname.

  • This Street Food In Uttar Pradesh Is Made In Sand

    Food blogger Amar Sirohi shared a video of a street-food vendor in Uttar Pradesh. Selling 'bhuna aloo' on a small cartwheel in Bhola Bazaar in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, for 7 years, the vendor throws in a huge chunk of potatoes in the wok full of sand, cooks them for about 20 minutes and serves hot.

  • Maintaining a food journal helps to plan healthy meals with foods of your choice

    The nutritionist explains, "Listen to your body; it never lies. Stay in tune with your signals and respond to them correctly. Maintain a food journal and write down what you are eating and how you feel after eating that food item. It will help you understand your current dietary pattern and the changes you need.

  • Food items can get more expensive-Indian homes should brace for a rise in the cost of living

    Raw materials such as palm oil, copra and edible oils have risen sharply. Since price hikes have been quite limited over the past two years, Dabur has room to raise prices this year.

  • Traditional Indian food habits enough to make us healthy again

    Traditional Indian food habits are the best option to keep kidney diseases at bay. Freshly cooked traditional Indian food contains carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins and micronutrients and it the best for our health.

  • Mother-in-Law’s Legacy Lives on in Homemade Food Venture, Earns Rs 5 Lakh/Month

    Sonam Surana found her late mother-in-law’s old recipe book which is now her go-to guide to their homemade food venture. Prem Eatacy in Chennai sells gongura chutney and molagapodi and clocks 2,000 orders a month.

  • Food & Beverage Industry Raises a Toast to Delhi’s Decision to Lower Drinking Age

    The restaurant industry on Monday welcomed the Delhi government’s decision to lower the legal drinking age in the national capital from 25 years to 21 years, calling the move pragmatic and progressive.

  • Growing demand in India reason for the low global share in the organic food trade

    Growing demand for organic food products in the domestic market and stringent norms by the importing countries are the main reasons for India’s low share in the global trade of organic food.

  • Nations comply with FSSAI regulations on GM food imports

    Several countries have started issuing genetically modified (GM)-free certificates for imported food crop consignments, after initial resistance to India’s regulation seeking such certificates that became effective on 1 March.

  • China’s home-baking market is on the rise

    During the lockdown, Chinese people were homebound and started experimenting with baking cakes and bread at home. Market researcher IRN estimates the value of the Chinese market for baking ingredients at CNY550 (US $84.4bn) and is forecasting a growth of 45% till 2025.

  • Cornitos partners with Myntra & More Retail to offer first of its kind experience

    Cornitos collaborates with Myntra, and More Retail to offer first of its kind experience. On purchase of the special edition, nacho crisps pack, consumers can avail a discount of up to Rs 750 off on a minimum purchase of two products on the Myntra app and website.

  • Mother’s Recipe launches all-new spout pack Szechwan chutney

    Mother’s Recipe has recently launched its Desi Szechwan chutney 200gm spout pack at Rs 55, which is hygienically made and hassle-free for consumers. This chutney is a perfect blend of spices made with chillies, ginger, garlic and onions, which is an absolute delight to your palate.

  • Get a happy Holi high with 6 flavours of non-alcoholic beer from Coolberg

    Not everyone likes vodka and cola, most people prefer low key sober drinks on day parties. Coolberg is India’s first non-alcoholic beer company with six different flavours ranging from Malt, Cranberry, Ginger, Mint, Strawberry and Peach.

  • Java Bananas, the Blue-Coloured Bananas

    Blue Java Banana is a type of banana cultivation known for its unique taste and appearance. They are a hybrid of two species of bananas native to Southeast Asia - Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminate. Before they are fully ripened, they have an unusual blue peel due to their natural wax coating.

  • Guests Drinking In 'Anything But Cup' At Weird Party Is Too Funny

    A video of an 'Anything But Cup' party has gone viral as guests got creative with eccentric containers. There was a hairbrush that doubled up as a flask, and a man drinking from a steel utensil used in cooking. There was a woman drinking from a bottle of oil and even using a hairspray! People used a glass vase, a soap dispenser, a metal trophy, a can of gas and much weirder obj

  • Krispy Kreme USA Is Giving 1 Free Doughnut To The Vaccinated; Twitter Reacts

    Krispy Kreme is making the COVID-19 vaccination 'sweet' for the people in the USA. They are giving one free doughnut to the ones who got vaccinated. A Twitter user wrote, “Vaccinated from Covid, but here’s some diabetes.”

  • Honey Harvested In A Turkish Cave Confirmed As World's Most Expensive

    Centauri Honey from Turkey is the most expensive honey in the world. It is different from the honey we get in the market costs 10,000 Euro per/kg, making around INR 8,60,000. It is a rare variety of honey harvested once a year, that too, in a cave. It is dark in colour and has a strong bitter taste.

  • 2-Ingredient Vegetarian Chicken Substitute May Blow Your Mind

    A food blogger, who goes by the name @futurelettuce, has shared a recipe for an alternative to chicken made with flour and water. The recipe for the begins by kneading flour and water together in a 2:1 ratio. Keep kneading till it becomes smooth, and then let it rest for an hour. Next, the dough is kneaded again underwater till it becomes stretchy. The dough is rested for anoth

  • Cafe Spice offers Indian street food-inspired sandwiches

    The on-the-go sandwiches were designed to emulate the Mumbai Toastie, an Indian grilled cheese sandwich loved in childhood by Hari Nayak, Cafe Spice’s culinary director. The Naan Toasties come in three varieties. The Chutney Chicken Naan Toasti, The Cauli Tikka Naan Toastie and The Chicken Tikka Naan Toastie.

  • Detroit Chefs Are Feeding Those In Need

    Goudia and the team made and gave away meals for 5,000 people in Detroit on Thanksgiving, before doing it again for 6,000 people on Christmas. Their work has continued, feeding 90 families a week with food that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

  • Virtual pollination trade uncovers global dependence on biodiversity for food consumption

    Inspired by the concept of Virtual Water Flow, which measures the amount of water associated with crop products traded in international markets, the concept of Virtual Pollination Flow was defined in this paper as the proportion of exported products resulting from pollinator action.

  • Fast food companies tap TikTok influencers to market to teens

    Companies like Dunkin’, Doritos, Arby’s and Burger King appear to be focusing their marketing efforts on social media platforms like TikTok. For example, in September, Dunkin’ announced a partnership with 16-year-old TikTok influencer Charli D’Amelio to promote a new drink.

  • Insect infestation can happen to dried food at many points in the distribution chain

    “It could be anywhere from the harvest field to the manufacturing plant, storage area, the retail store or even at the consumer’s home,” said Tom Campbell, supervisor of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Cape Breton. Primarily it’s dried foods that are most susceptible to insect infestation like flour, grains, pasta and cereals.

  • Climate change is feeding our plants junk food

    Environmental carbon dioxide lets plants photosynthesise more and grow faster. But the excess carbon dioxide acts like plant junk food. It makes plants grow faster but stops them from absorbing minerals from the soil.

  • 'Brainbows' Are Your New Power Food, According to a Psychiatrist

    Keep it simple and look for "brainbows" in your fridge—colourful vegetables which contain phytonutrients, a fancy term for naturally-derived chemicals in plants.

  • The benefits of cooling ingredients for pet food

    There are both quality and regulatory reasons for keeping ingredients cool, including chilling waste and co-products as quickly as possible after processing and maintaining cold chain conditions during storage and transport.

  • This mother quit her corporate job to find healthy snacks for her daughter

    Denise Woodard's daughter Vivienne was diagnosed with severe food allergies as an infant, including allergies to most tree nuts, corn, bananas and eggs. So Woodard left her successful career at Coca-Cola and took her sales and marketing expertise and passion for making healthy and delicious snacks for her daughter to start Partake.

  • Upcycling food waste into a biobased plastic alternative

    US-based MiTerro has developed and utilises two-patent pending technologies to create plastic-alternative biomaterials that are made from agricultural waste.

  • These smart freezer sensors help Domino's, 7-Eleven combat food waste

    The company has created a smart temperature and humidity sensor that’s mounted inside freezers to record real-time data and send alerts if temperatures rise above a certain threshold.

  • A woman ate just 7 foods for 1 month. It was a lesson in food waste and gratitude

    For one month, Jen Hatmaker ate nothing but chicken, eggs, whole-wheat bread, sweet potatoes, spinach, avocados and apples. No olive oil. No coffee. No grab-and-go packaged snacks. The key takeaway was ‘Simple & Free’ from her experiment.

  • Researchers create edible food films for packaging a variety of food products

    An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. The films are water-soluble and dissolve by almost 90% in 24 hours.

  • European food giants Danone and Nestlé focus on greener business practices

    Danone and Nestlé will use freshwater sources far more sustainably in its various operations while also ensuring improved sanitation, hygiene and water access for its employees and their communities.

  • Street food vendors in Chennai may wear uniforms

    The city’s street food vendors may soon have to wear uniforms, aprons, gloves and masks as a part of the government's hygiene drive.

  • Breakfast timing could affect your odds for diabetes

    New research found eating your morning meal before 8:30 a.m. may reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People in the study who ate breakfast early had lower blood sugar levels and less insulin resistance than individuals who ate a later breakfast.

  • Ultra-Processed foods are ultra-bad for your heart

    Higher consumption of highly processed foods is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study.

  • A clever hack for kids to try new foods go viral

    The Spin Meal Plate is making waves on TikTok via a video from @Christykeanecan that shows their daughter using the plate during mealtime. “I’ll take one bite,” the little girl says in the video as the arrow lands on the portion of spaghetti and cheese.

  • Food waste can be turned into jet fuel, reduce carbon emissions, study finds

    In the paper, the researchers detail a way to convert organic waste into paraffin, a kerosene-like fuel that can be used in jet engines. Such food waste-derived fuel could cut aviation emission levels by 165 per cent compared to fossil fuels.

  • Supermodel Chrissy Teigen's newfound love for jacket potatoes leaves Twitter in debate

    Chrissy Teigen shared a picture of jacket potatoes with baked beans. The caption reads, "Just learned about jacket potatoes." A Twitter user went on to say, "I am reporting this to the FBI; anyone eating this is a certified psychopath."

  • Barbeque Nation Hospitality to open IPO on March 24, 2021, at a price band of Rs 498 to Rs 500

    BarbequeNation Hospitality will open the bid period of its initial public offering (IPO) fixed at Rs 498 to Rs 500 on March 24, 2021, and close on Friday, March 26, 2021. The price band for the offer has been decided per equity share.

  • Malaika Arora shares her DIY food

    The actress recently shared a picture of preparation on her Instagram stories that looked delicious and healthy. She posted a picture of the delicacy and wrote, "Put ur DIY KIT to good use...turned out yummmm."

  • Rhea Kapoor cooks her signature dish

    Rhea Kapoor recently took to her Instagram handle to share one of her recent stints in the kitchen and what she made looks super delicious. She shared a picture of spicy lobster garlic noodles and named it her signature dish.

  • This relatable post about special 'biscuits for guests' is a hit with Twitter

    Twitter user Aman Preet IRS shared a picture of assorted biscuits with a caption that everyone could connect with. "Kis kis ki mummy kehti thi - yeh biscuits guests ke liye hain," wrote the user, roughly translating to, "How many of your mothers would say these biscuits are for guests?

  • Indian bakery confectionery industry: Blind leading the blind

    The bakery industry has been neglected for decades; it’s options like resto-bars that are in the spotlight- solely because they shine bigger and brighter. In this blind leading the blind scenario - someone has to hold the torch and light the way forward.

  • Maharashtra farmers’ Innovative Bid To Survive Pandemic

    In an innovative 'movement' to promote the consumption of fresh fruits and sell produce in the times of Covid-19, fruit growers in rural Maharashtra have started to opt for 'fresh fruit cakes' as a healthier option, instead of the traditional bakery-made cakes on celebratory occasions.

  • Mira and Shahid Kapoor’s daughter Misha baked a yummy heart-shaped chocolate cake, and here's what Mira had to say

    "It's always Valentine's Day for Papa only because baby boy prefers Spider-Man over me," wrote Mira Kapoor along with a photo of the cake.

  • Leftover banana peels can be used to make this breakfast delight

    This new hack that is making waves on the internet suggests converting leftover banana peels into crispy bacon if you are out of bacon or want a veg meal. From professional chefs to home chefs to even food bloggers, many are trying out this recipe.

  • More than 100 people changed their name to 'salmon' for free food

    A Japanese restaurant came up with a bizarre marketing strategy that offered free sushi to anyone named 'salmon'. People went to the extent of officially changing their names to 'salmon'. This simple promotional gimmick led to what is being dubbed as 'Salmon Chaos’.

  • Feeding cattle seaweed reduces their greenhouse gas emissions by 82%

    According to new research, a bit of seaweed in cattle feed could reduce methane emissions from beef cattle by as much as 82%.

  • Minebea Intec launches automatic weigh-price labelling system

    Minebea Intec has launched the WPL-A, the first automated weigh-price labelling system. The labelling solution offers the ideal and complete package for customers in the food industry: weighing, pricing, labelling and product traceability in one package.

  • Dawadawa is the funky, fermented flavour bomb that you can try

    It's a local, aromatic seasoning widely used in preparing soups and stews across West Africa. The locust beans used to create this seasoning are cultivated from a perennial deciduous tree found in Africa. It shines in seafood dishes but also gives a big boost of flavour to plant-based dishes.

  • Pepsi Makes Mango a Permanent Addition to Flavor Lineup

    This crisp combo of Pepsi and tropical fruit may have once been a seasonal offering, but this particular reincarnation will see it become a permanent part of the Pepsi lineup in the US.

  • These foods can go bad, according to food safety experts

    Foods like coffee or tea, Flour, ketchup, nuts, meats that have been opened, nut butter, rice tend to go bad. To preserve these foods, ensure your freezer is set to 0°F and your fridge to 40°F for the best quality and longest lifespan.

  • With Covid protocols in place, Aahar 2021 off to a splendid start on April 6

    This year, the International Food & Hospitality Fair shall cover a gross area of 50,000 sq m, with over 600 participants from India and overseas, including foreign participation from Afghanistan, Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Canada, Peru, the UK and the USA.

  • Consumption of added sugar doubles fat production

    Too much sugar is unhealthy - that we know, but it's not just down to the many calories. Researchers have shown moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose double the body's own fat production in the liver. In the long term, this contributes to the development of diabetes or a fatty liver.

  • High vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19, especially for Black people; study suggests

    In a retrospective study of individuals tested for COVID-19, vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient were associated with a lower risk of COVID-19.

  • Eating processed meat could increase dementia risk, researchers say

    Eating processed meat has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, say researchers exploring a potential link between consumption of meat and development of dementia.

  • Jahnvi Kapoor's funny response to the question about diet routine is too relatable

    Janhvi recently had an 'Ask Me Anything (AMA)' session on Instagram. Somebody asked about her diet routine, to which she wrote, “4 scoops a day," on a picture story in which we can see a bowl of what looked like butterscotch ice cream.

  • Genelia D'Souza is in a festive mood for holi 2021 and we have proof!

    Genelia D'Souza took to Instagram to share a photo of a delicious Thandai cheesecake. "Amazingggg," she wrote in the caption of the picture shared on Instagram stories. The delectable sweet treat Genelia D'Souza ate was completely vegan, as she is a strong proponent of the vegan diet.

  • Arjun Kapoor earns his mid-meal snack post sweating out for it

    The actor shared an Instagram story that features a multigrain pizza or flatbread topped with cheese, sauce, mushrooms, smoked sausages and red, green and yellow peppers. "Earned It", Arjun captioned the image of the baked dish tagging his personal chef, Chef Akshay Arora and trainer Drew Neal.

  • This three-ingredient homemade ice cream is now a viral food trend

    Mon, a food enthusiast from Brisbane, recently caught attention when she shared a dessert recipe on TikTok. She used the classic Arnott’s Iced Vovo biscuit to create homemade ice cream. The biscuit was topped with pink fondant, some raspberry jam and a sprinkle of coconut.

  • FSSAI asks states not to delay renewal of licences due to filing of returns

    FSSAI, the apex food regulator, has written to the state Food Safety Commissioners to speed up the processing of applications for renewal of licences. The FSSAI has issued an advisory in this regard asking the commissioners not to keep the applications pending.

  • Italian, Chinese, or Mexican: Study reveals most calorific cuisine

    The study can reveal that the top three most calorific cuisines are Italian, Mexican, and Japanese. Italian cuisine has an average of 743 calories per dish. Mexican is second, with 586 calories and Japanese cuisine is third, with an average of 576 calories.

  • Quaker Oats brings first-of-its-kind- food flavour innovation to India

    Quaker India has launched first-of-its-kind food flavour innovation – Quaker Oats with Flavour Mix. The unique ‘Made for India’ innovation brings plain oats with two different flavours - Homestyle Masala and Tangy Tomato – in one pack to offer consumers tasty and convenient ways to consume oats.

  • FICCI to hold the 13th edition of ‘Foodworld India’ from March 24 to 25 on a virtual platform

    Over the years, it has evolved as an established forum for originating thoughts for policy formulation and a mood reflector of the sector. The theme of this year edition is ‘Decoding Future of Indian Food Processing Sector'.

  • I Eat Synthetic Meat To Reduce Carbon Footprint: Bill Gates

    Bill Gates hosted an 'Ask-Me-Anything' (AMA) session on Reddit. One user asked about the most important things a regular citizen can do to decrease their carbon footprint. Bill Gates suggested consuming less, consuming green, and opting for synthetic meat.

  • Renowned Sand Artist Sudarshan Pattanaik Creates 'Sand' Replica Of An Odia Meal.

    On Universal Pakhala Day, international sand artist Sudarshan Pattanaik created an incredible sand art featuring a traditional pakhala thali. It featured a big thali with multiple small bowls having pakhala, onion, green chillies, fish fry, different types of vegetable fries and more.

  • Flying vada pav in Mumbai impresses the internet

    Raghu Dosa Wala is a 60-year-old shop at Bora Bazar Street in Fort, Mumbai,. Raghu flies the vadas in the air from his spatula and catches them from the other hand. This unique style of making vada pavs has left everyone in splits. He does it so quickly that you might just miss it if you blink!

  • Nestlé's new chocolate is made with a healthy, eco-friendly sugar substitute

    Nestlé captioned its post, “We're introducing Incoa, dark chocolate entirely made from cocoa fruit. Being made from cocoa fruit and nothing else means it cuts waste and brings additional value to the cocoa sector.”

  • Food delivery became an integral part of the F&B industry in Mumbai

    As dining-in became the new norm, restaurants that didn’t have a home delivery option ventured into it. Ka Hospitality, which runs fine dining restaurants such as Nara, CinCin, Hakkasan and Yauatcha, also took the food delivery route.

  • Pre-menstrual cramping? Try this effective kadha for relief

    Ajwain and gur kadha is effective to give relief in pre-menstrual cramps. It can be made with boiling water and adding carom seeds followed by some jaggery. It cures blockage in the menstrual cycle and helps in normal blood flow.

  • FSSAI recommends some tips to make food more nutritious for adolescents

    The tips to make food more nutritious include eating balanced meals, drinking plenty of water, avoiding junk food, choosing whole fruits over juices, and consuming boiled or baked foods instead of fried foods.

  • Phenomenal hack to store leftover pizza slices is a game-changer

    Jessica Matias showed this hack on her YouTube channel. You'll see the woman in the video cuts the box in half, then cuts small pieces on the sides and the front to securely close the box as if you got it like that in your delivery!

  • Seagull enters a supermarket and steals a packet of chips

    The hilarious video begins with a seagull standing in front of the shop before sneaking through the door when a customer leaves the supermarket. Once in the shop, the cheeky bird heads straight towards the snack fridge and grabs a packet of crisps.

  • APEDA first Virtual Trade Fair draws huge response from foreign participants

    First Virtual Trade Fair (VTF) organised by APEDA to boost the exports potential of India’s agricultural and processed food products during the Covid-19 pandemic drew a huge response from participants, exporters and buyers from countries including India, the UAE, Brazil, New Zealand and France.

  • Craving movie theatre, popcorn and nachos? Order them at home

    Kunal Sawhney, Senior VP Operations and F&B, Carnival Cinemas, says, “Dishes such as nachos and popcorn are associated with the cinema experience. That's how the whole idea to serve these foods at home started." Cinema chains like PVR, INOX and Carnival Cinemas are offering this service.

  • Onion nail art baffles netizens

    Shared on an Instagram page named ‘Nadiya ilysm’, the video shows the use of green onions or spring onions to decorate nails. The video starts with a person placing a piece of spring onion on a nail and then applying gel polish on it. As the clip goes on, they sculpt the piece of onion smoothly into the nail’s shape.

  • The fitter you are, the better you burn fat

    According to new research from a team of sports nutritionists, females who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise than men, according to new research from a team of sports nutritionists.

  • 5 ways you can conserve water at home

    World Water Day is celebrated on 22nd March every year to shed light on its importance and raise awareness about the water crisis. You can conserve water by taking a bath for 5 minutes or less, turning off the tap, getting the leakages fixed, and washing cars using a bucket.

  • Indian-American influencer introduces her desi Charcuterie boards

    Indian-American influencer from San Francisco, Kamana Bhaskaran, calls her desi charcuterie boards “chaat-cuterie boards.” The board is filled with Indian snack favourites such as samosas, chutneys, dips, bhel puri, and Parle-G biscuits. Sweets like laddoos and jalebis were added to fill in space.

  • Eating carbs can reduce belly fat

    Some carbs aid in weight loss as it all depends on the kind of carbs you choose to eat. Rather than cutting off carb-intake, resort to complex carbohydrates rich in fibre and help boost your metabolism.

  • Tetra Pak & Shimla Municipal Corp. raise awareness about waste segregation & recycling

    Together with the Shimla Municipal Corporation, Tetra Pak India donated 20 desks in the Senior Secondary School, Kasumpti. The desks are made from recycled carton packages, and the donation is part of Tetra Pak’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about waste segregation and recycling.

  • 4 sugar alternatives to satisfy your sweet-tooth

    If you want to avoid sugar and still satisfy your sugar cravings, then these are some of the sugar alternatives: honey, maple syrup, jaggery powder and dates paste.

  • What is included in the menu of Priyanka Chopra’s restaurant

    As the restaurant is all set to open by the end of March 2021, the classic menu has already made waves among the food communities. SONA’s exquisite menu may include kofta korma in cashew sauce served with chilli cheese naan, prepared and curated by chef Hari Nayak.

  • Delnaaz Irani shares her Parsi chai recipe

    Delanaaz recently took to her Instagram handle to post a recipe video of her perfect 'Parsi Chai'. It was loaded with mint leaves and ginger; she enjoys sipping a hot cup of 'Parsi Chai' every morning.

  • Gordon Ramsay got pranked by his daughter, Matilda

    Matilda seated her father by her side, along with a water bottle with a raw egg placed on top. She pretended to make the egg disappear in the bottle and made Gordon Ramsay peer into the bottle curiously. Catching him off guard, she squirted the water onto his face through the bottle. She also smashed a raw egg on his head.

  • Abiu, achachiru, gac: These exotic fruits are now at home in India

    These exotic tropical fruits are now being grown locally and making their way to Indian dining tables. Though Kerala leads in this agrarian experiment, growers in Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra have also jumped on the bandwagon.

  • A handy trick to peel potatoes

    An American TikTok user @thatdudecancook showed us a quick way to get this job done—and it’s quite simple. Just stick a fork in the potato, peel the long sides using a peeler, pull the fork out and finish peeling the top and bottom of the spud. That’s it!

  • IRCTC & FHRAI join hands to offer quality accommodation to tourists

    As part of the special partnering offer, a discount of 2 per cent on the commission payable to IRCTC is offered to the hotel or chain of hotels in the three-star category or with equivalent facilities. The hotels are required to be affiliated with FHRAI and its regional associations.

  • Naturamore relaunches nutraceutical, now available in chocolate cookie flavour

    The company aims at fulfilling the nutritional requirements of growing children. This specially crafted nutraceutical ensures a proper supply of vitamins and minerals to support bones and muscle health, cognition, concentration, metabolism, and combat stress-related effects in children.

  • Chef Kunal Kapur's new book to take you on a 'nostalgic' yet a unique trip

    Chef Kunal Kapur has written a new book, "Kunal Kapur In The Kitchen.” He has handpicked complete meals comprising salads, poultry, fish, seafood, assorted lentils, beverages, desserts and more, which are explained in simple steps, and accompanied by images.

  • Food fortification, a potent way to fight hidden hunger

    A worldwide shift to combat hidden hunger needs to be launched by processing food in a way that micronutrient shortages are adequately addressed. Micronutrients can be mixed with staple foods like rice, oil, wheat, or maize flour, as well as condiments like salt, for a very low cost, said experts in a recent webinar.

  • Ultrasonic cleaning of salad could reduce instances of food poisoning

    A new study has shown that gentle streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves more effectively than current washing methods used by suppliers and consumers.

  • Here are the craziest viral cooking trends from a year of quarantine

    It’s a year to the pandemic and we all had headed to the kitchen and bade goodbye to the offices. The recipes which went viral during the lockdown were Dalgona coffee, Pancake cereal, banana bread and Cloud bread

  • Tanushree Dutta's 'Yogic Diet' for weight loss includes a pizza

    She shared an amazing recipe from her 'Yogic diet'. The pizza seemed to be made from whole wheat flour instead of maida and loaded with crunchy veggies such as green jalapeno, olives, black pepper and more, along with cheese.

  • Kriti Sanon’s South Indian spread will give instant cravings

    Kriti Sanon took to Instagram stories to share a delicious South Indian spread that she devoured. The short video captured two different kinds of idlis, along with some scrumptious Masala Dosa. One idli was the plain rice idli, while the other was Podi idli.

  • My Gujarati Coffee Table Book is an ode to Gujarati cuisine: Parul S Bhatt

    Gujarati Coffee Table Book features 142 traditional, easy-to-cook Gujarati recipes with more than 50 colourful, eye-catching food shots. She wants today’s generation to appreciate the rich legacy and variety that Gujarati cuisine offers.

  • Artisan gelato has its European Day & ‘Mantecado’ is the flavour of 2021

    Artisan gelato is the only food to which the European Parliament has dedicated an official day - March 24 is European Artisan Gelato Day. It is gelato with old-fashioned vanilla cream, streaked with orange sauce and decorated with dark chocolate chips.

  • Consuming more refined grains increases the risk of heart attack, early death

    A new study found consuming a high number of refined grains, such as croissants and white bread, is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and early death.

  • Dietary fats interact with grape tannins to influence wine taste

    Certain foods can influence the flavours of wines. Researchers have explored how lipids -- fatty molecules abundant in cheese, meats, vegetable oils and other foods -- interact with grape tannins, masking the undesirable flavours of the wine compounds.

  • Epigamia partners with Shadowfax to offer agile D2C delivery across India

    Shadowfax Technologies signed up for exclusively managing the Dark Stores for Drums Food International - Epigamia’s newly launched ambient product line for its Ghee Spread and Almond Milk across 7000 plus pin codes in India.

  • Stress can be reduced by eating less junk food

    Overweight low-income mothers of young kids ate fewer fast-food meals and high-fat snacks after participating in a study - not because researchers told them what not to eat, but because the lifestyle intervention being evaluated helped lower the moms' stress, research suggests.

  • Hrithik Roshan reveals he misses samosas

    Hrithik shared a picture on Instagram where he can be seen looking at a laptop screen in a rather pensive mode. But it was the caption to the post that stole the show. He wrote, “Don't be fooled by the serious face. It's a menu. #itakemyfoodveryseriously #missinmysamosas."

  • Restaurant employee surprised to see sweet notes with online delivery order

    A restaurant employee was pleasantly surprised to see an online food order with adorable messages under each item. For instance, with the order of Shrimp Rice, the user wrote, "Thank you for cooking!" There were many more messages along with it.

  • Twitter user shares the story of litti chokha seller in Mumbai, Zomato responds

    Priyanshu Dwivedi, a Twitter user, shared the plight of the litti chokha seller in Mumbai, Versova and said that he was trying to get listed on Zomato. Zomato replied, “Will be reaching out to him at the earliest to assist him with the listing procedure.”

  • Nature’s cereal goes viral on the internet

    Nature’s cereal includes equal amounts of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and pomegranate. Instead of milk coconut water is used to cover up the fruits. In the end, ice cubes(optional) are added to keep it cool. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra, says, “It is loaded with antioxidants and can keep your skin healthy.”

  • How can you cope with seasonal digestive distress?

    With the seasonal change, our digestive process may go for a toss. To encourage a healthy digestive system, you can make modifications to manage your temptations, manage eating when under stress, read the food labels, avoid late-night bingeing and choose the right food for your body.

  • Red Bull India launched its peach flavour for summers

    Red Bull India has launched the summer edition to beat the heat with a refreshing taste of peach, making it a perfect on-the-go drink to vitalise your body and mind.

  • US restaurant serves one free meal a day for the needy, no conditions apply

    Perfectly Frank, a restaurant based in Virginia, has come up with an interesting and generous idea to feed hungry customers who cannot pay for their meals. The restaurant's 'Frank for Friends' initiative is serving one free meal per customer per day, without any conditions or questions.

  • Restaurant owner drives 6 hours to cook cancer patient’s favourite dish

    The owners of Ekiben, a restaurant based in Baltimore, USA, received a food request from a cancer patient's family, and they personally drove 6 hours to Vermont to make tempura broccoli for her.

  • Sara Khan’s recent meal included this ‘desi’ comfort food

    Sara recently took to her Instagram to share a glimpse of one of her latest meals, which the ever-comforting and fulfilling 'rajma-chawal'.

  • A man helps a son to fulfil his mother’s dreams

    Gloria Walker was diagnosed with cancer and had a dream of visiting Egypt since she was a child. To fulfil her dream, her son, Dustin, was raising funds by selling cheesesteaks. Mike Haukem, owner of Tony Boloney's eateries chain in New Jersey, was touched by the cause and to help Dustin, he rushed in his food truck from Atlantic city to Philadelphia to help him.

  • A cafe run by a transwoman treats everyone equally

    Urooz Hussain, a 27-year-old transwoman was subjected to harassment at her workplace. She runs a cafe called 'Street Temptations' in Sector 119, Noida. She started this cafe with a motive to inspire others from her community.

  • Gallops Courtyard curates a special menu for Navroz

    Chef Yajush Malik and his team of master chefs have rolled out a Navroz special "Jamva Chalo Ji" menu, which guests can relish from 15th - 31st March. The menu includes Pestonji’s Chutney Pattice, Aflatoon Akuri, Faredoon Na Farcha, Kolmi Ni Curry, Secret Dhansak Daal and much more.

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas enjoying pizza is so relatable

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared a video on Instagram devouring a slice of pizza, with Nick Jonas' new song playing in the background. "This is heaven! @nickjonas," wrote Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the caption of the post. She shows her drool-worthy Pepperoni pizza slice covered with oodles of cheese and fresh basil leaves.

  • Amul gives tribute to Jasprit Bumrah-Sanjana Ganesan Wedding

    Amul's quirky topicals and relatable social media posts capture the pulse of the nation like no one else. Amul's quirky topical about Jasprit Bumrah's wedding to Sanjana Ganesan is winning over the internet.

  • Rohit Sharma caught eating on camera in between the match

    A video of Rohit Sharma eating his food at the dugout went viral, leaving several Twitter users in splits. The memes said, “Isi vadapav ne hume test series jitaya. Izzat karo.” Another one said, “When the teacher is in class but you are extremely hungry.”

  • Niti Aayog’s proposal to cut food subsidies will worsen India’s hunger problems

    Niti Aayog put out a paper arguing for lowering coverage in food security law to cut the subsidy bill. The paper prescribes curtailment of food subsidy to people from 75% in rural areas and 50% in urban areas to 60% and 40%, respectively. Any cut in food subsidies will push millions into starvation.

  • India strongly Committed To Cause Of Global Food Security: Envoy At UN

    India is of the view that armed conflict and terrorism combined with extreme weather, crop pests, food price volatility, exclusion, and economic shocks can devastate any fragile state leading to food insecurity and increase the threat of famine.

  • Australian journalist tries chole bhature and the Indian netizens are proud

    Australian sports journalist Chloe Amanda-Bailey shared a photograph of herself eating Chhole Bhature and the desi Twitter was thrilled.

  • Mumbai police say pineapple on pizza may still work, but masks on the chin won’t

    The picture showed various disliked combinations of food like biryani with elaichi, avocado with chocolate sauce and pineapple with pizza. The caption said, “Pizza and pineapple may still work, but masks on the chin is definitely an unsafe combination.”

  • The most expensive pizza costs Rs. 26,300

    An Italian restaurant in Tunisia called L’antica Pizzeria Da Pietro has concocted a pizza with a 24-carat gold leaf, topped with truffles, truffle cream, and smoked duck breast. It is garnished with gold flakes, gold spray and edible flowers made from the black charcoal dough and costs $360 (26,300).

  • Ice cream industry losses and gain post lockdown

    The ice cream industry too bore the brunt of lockdown but it is estimated that the ice cream industry will witness strong growth over the next five years across product categories, flavours and distribution channels.

  • Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shows the rules of eating dal

    If not eating the right way, the nutritious dal causes gastrointestinal problems. Rujuta Diwekar shared four rules of eating dal the right way.

  • Packaged snacks, ice creams, beverages and chocolate sales return to the pre-pandemic level

    As per their estimates, packaged snacks sales returned to pre-Covid levels in the January-February period. Ice-cream sales increased 30% year on year during the same period and beverages are up by 10-11%.

  • Low-stress levels can help lose weight

    A 16-week program to prevent weight gain by promoting stress management deduced that reducing participants’ perceived stress – was associated with less consumption of high-fat foods, including fast food.

  • The 5-ft Gujarati ‘Cricket Thali’ had interesting dishes named after cricketers

    Courtyard By Mariott, Ahmedabad combines cricket and food where the delicacies were given interesting names like Kohli Khaman, Pandya Patra, Dhoni Khichdi, Bhuvaneshwar Bharta, Rohit Aloo Rashila, Shardul Shrikhand, Bouncer Basundi, Hattrick Gujarati dal, Bhumra Bhindi Simlamirch, and more.

  • Why is coconut sugar, a better substitute for sugar?

    Coconut sugar has a low glycemic index, contains insulin which helps in slowing down glucose absorption. It can be helpful for people with pre-diabetes. It also has a good dose of antioxidants, iron, calcium and potassium

  • A man photoshops himself inside the fridge

    “My fridge has a screen, so sometimes I get bored and photoshop myself to make it look like I’m in there,” the man wrote in his caption.

  • These summer superfoods will make you summer-ready

    Celebrity nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal shared on Instagram some summer foods that help to beat the heat. Bael, jowar, gulkand, jeera and lemongrass are the superfoods you can include in your summer diet.

  • The benefits of gulkand and betel leaf (paan)

    Gulkand wards off the heat and is appropriate for the summer season. Eating gulkand with paan aides digestion, facilitates better absorption of nutrients and can provide iron as well.

  • Homechefs turn entrepreneurs by running cloud kitchens

    The increasing demand for home-cooked meals saw many homechefs expanding their radius of operation to cover a larger populace. Homechefs from different cities catered to the uprising food demands by operating cloud kitchens and turned entrepreneurs in their own right.

  • Food waste feeds climate change, a new UN environment report informs

    The Food Waste Index Report 2021 reveals that between food wasted in homes, restaurants and shops, 17 per cent of all food is just dumped. If we want to tackle food wastage and the environment, governments and citizens worldwide should do their parts to reduce food waste.

  • Coffee farmers could benefit from the fungus that eats fungus

    Coffee rust is a parasitic fungus that causes a lot of problem to coffee farmers around the world. The hyperparasite can reduce outbreaks of rust in areas where the rust and the hyperparasite exist together," says Ayco Tack, associate professor at the Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm Uni.

  • High fructose diets could cause system damage

    A diet high in sugar fructose may prevent the healthy functioning of the immune system. The research concluded which was conducted by Swansea scientists in collaboration with scientists at the University of Bristol and the Francis Crick Institute in London.

  • Guava tea helps to quit smoking

    Smoking reduces vitamin C content from the body. Guava is a rich source of vitamin C, can help flush nicotine from the body and reduces the urge to smoke. To make guava tea, you need to boil 1/2kg guava leaves in 1.5-litre water and simmer till reduced by half. Strain and drink through the day.

  • Kangana to launch café-restaurant in Manali

    Kangana is all set to enter the F&B industry by opening a café-restaurant in her home town Manali. “Building my first cafe and restaurant in Manali, thanks to my terrific team dreaming of something spectacular.” The actress wrote in the caption of her Twitter post.

  • The 5 serving a day is helpful for life longevity

    Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, maybe the optimal amount and combination for longer life.

  • Global warming puts food chains at a risk

    Rising temperatures pose a threat to the efficiency of food chains and endanger the survival of larger animals, research says.

  • Oreo-maker drags Parle to court for copying cookie design

    Parle launched its cookie Fabio which looks like a replica of Oreo. The US-based company has moved to Delhi High Court over the design of Parle’s product, which is deceptively similar to Oreo’s.

  • FSSAI gets a request to keep some products out of front-of-pack labelling regulations

    The product which has high fat, sugar or salt levels needs to have a red dot. Mr. Madhavan Nair, a former scientist at the National Institute of Nutrition, said, “Nobody wants to put a red label. But that’s the only option to make the public aware of the danger and impact of packaged foods."

  • Cactus pear, a crop for sustainable fuel and food

    Researchers say cactus pear and other plants with high heat tolerance and low water use may provide fuel and food in places that previously haven't been able to grow sustainable crops.

  • Edile hologram can be used in food decoration

    Holograms are used in credit cards, driver’s licence and more. Researchers have developed a laser-based method to print nanostructured holograms to ensure food safety, label a product or indicate the sugar content.

  • The traditional Tanzanian diet causes less inflammation

    Urban Tanzanians have an activated immune system compared to their rural counterparts as they follow a Western diet. An activated immune system increases the risk of lifestyle diseases in people living in urban areas.

  • ITC's frozen snack business grew 3 times during COVID-19

    The company’s business head for frozen and fresh food Ashu Phakey said the frozen food market got a huge boost due to the pandemic, growing by 40-50% on the back of higher number of trials. The market was earlier growing at 10-15%. In e-Commerce while the category doubled, it grew by five times for ITC.

  • Mezhukkattil Mills to release a coconut paste for South Indian dishes

    Developed by the Kochi-based Mezhukkattil Mills – the patented product will target Kerala, West Asia and Western countries. Since it is a concentrated product, it needs to add only very little to the dishes to get the authentic coconut taste. For a family of 4, one pack can last even a month.

  • Intermittent fasting aligned with circadian rhythms improved insulin levels and reduced tumor growth

    Both obesity and menopause can disrupt circadian rhythms, which in turn can lead to the development of insulin resistance, predisposing individuals to chronic diseases like cancer. Data indicates that elevated insulin levels in obese mice are driving the accelerated tumor growth. Artificially elevating insulin levels accelerated tumor growth.

  • Delhi soon to get food trucks - citizens get ready for meals on wheels

    Delhiites may soon be able to indulge in different cuisines — from Asian and Lebanese to regional favourites — at a food truck, without having to drive down to NCR! According to recent reports, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation will soon issue licences for food trucks and carts

  • The Mediterranean-diet is can help in better thinking skills in later life

    People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study shows. Closely adhering to a Mediterranean diet was associated with higher scores on a range of memory and thinking tests among adults in their late 70s, the research found.

  • Chocolate giants Nestle and Mars and others are facing slavery lawsuit in US

    Global chocolate giants, Nestle, Mars, Hersheys and many more have been accused of child slavery in the US. Washington DC based human rights body International Rights Advocates (IRA) has filed a suit in a local court, on behalf of 8 former child workers from Cote D'Ivoire in West Africa.

  • Food Industry is looking to recruit Gen Z for jobs - Survey

    Many Gen Z students surveyed by FMI and Saint Joseph’s University said they aren’t aware of or don’t have enough information about corporate jobs in grocery retail. As a result, retailers need to educate graduating students about the many available jobs and their benefits.

  • Study shedding light on solutions for overeating conducted

    The study showed that neurons in a specific part of the brain control the link between the cue (seeing the dessert) and the action (ordering the dessert). People tend to overeat when exposed to cues or environments that remind them of treats, which is one reason why people opt for dessert even after a filling meal.

  • Bleeding gums might mean you need vitamin C in your diet

    “When you see your gums bleed, the first thing you should think about is not, I should brush more. You should try to figure out why your gums are bleeding. And vitamin C deficiency is one possible reason," said the study's lead author Philippe Hujoe

  • Ever tried Baida Pav? It will become your new favourite!

    The ubiquitous bread that is served with a range of dishes like bhaji, misal, keema and anda. The softness of pav helps undercut the hotness of the Maharashtrian curries. Experts recommend eating a good amount of protein for breakfast, as it keeps you full and prevents you from bingeing unnecessarily.

  • Spicy meals do not really help in preventing infection

    "Spicier food is found in hotter countries, but our analysis provides no clear reason to believe that this is primarily a cultural adaptation to reducing infection risk from food." said Professor Lindell Bromham and her colleagues who headed the study.

  • Scientists explore what happens in the brain when we have bad experiences with food

    A negative experience with food usually leaves us unable to stomach the thought of eating that particular dish again. Using sugar-loving snails as models, researchers believe these bad experiences could be causing a switch in our brains, which impacts our future eating habits.

  • Edible Bernie Sanders is the newest addition to the meme fest

    Ahwatukee artist Sandra Marshall recreated Bernie Sanders' picture on her plate - veggies like kale, cauliflower, potatoes and eggplant. The edible Bernie Sanders salad exactly replicated the politician sitting socially-distanced on a chair perfectly with his crossed-legs, knit mittens, folded arms and his jacket.

  • Drinking more coffee is associated with decreased heart failure risk

    A study showed drinking decaffeinated coffee did not have the same benefit and was related to increased heart failure risk. However, there’s no evidence that drinking coffee decreases the risk of heart disease with the same strength as quitting smoking, losing weight, or exercising.

  • We must learn that brown spotted fruits aren’t bad fruits: Says, researchers

    If we want to end food waste, we'll need to break the assumption that fruits with brown spots taste bad. Researchers emphasise that there's nothing wrong with oddly shaped or slightly bruised apples.

  • FSSAI notice on RAFT kit to improve cheap real-time food testing

    According to the notice, the applicants should submit separate applications for each kit, equipment, or method. Each application should be accompanied by separate application processing fee Rs.2000 and 18% GST for approval of a single rapid food testing kit, equipment or method in a single application form.

  • Teff is gaining popularity as the new superfood

    Teff is a species of lovegrass native to horn of Africa. It is slightly grainy and adds a crunch to any recipe. Teff grain is high in iron content and other minerals such as calcium, copper, and zinc compared to other cereal grains consumed as whole grain flours, such as wheat, maise, barley, and sorghum.

  • American woman mocks British food trends

    Jessica Rose shifted to Birmingham from California 10 years ago and shared a thread of things she finds weird in the country and shared it on Twitter. She mentioned three weird food things- 1. Beans on toast 2. Fish sticks in sandwiches 3. People relate bad dreams with eating cheese before going to bed.

  • The food intake patterns are partly under genetic control

    Researchers can study the quality of an individual's typical diet by using a type of analysis called 'dietary indices'. The identical twin pairs were more likely to have similar scores across nine dietary indices than non-identical twin pairs.

  • Priyanka Chopra shares the favourite Indian food of Nick Jonas

    Priyanka shared that Nick’s favourite Indian food is any kind of paneer. When she was asked which Indian food she missed, her reply was, “Well, my favourite Indian food is homemade Indian food. I just love roti, dal, you know the everyday stuff that I miss tremendously."

  • Little moon has become an internet sensation

    Little Moons, a Japanese sweet snack, is all the rage these days. It is an age-old Japanese dessert that became known to the rest of the world now. It is a round ball made with ice cream and mochi, a traditional Japanese steamed rice cake. Mochi is usually made with rice mixed with sugar and cornstarch.

  • First Igloo Cafe in India opened in Kashmir

    Kashmir has now become an internet sensation because of the newly opened Igloo Cafe. The Igloo cafe features tables made of ice and snow, with hot food served for visitors and customers.

  • Many households are going back to the traditional cookware for health benefits

    Kaviya Maria Cherian’s grandmother, Anna Thomas, a septuagenarian cooks in traditional cookware only like earthenware pots, soapstone vessels, metal cloche utensils, and cast iron tawas and stoves at home in Thiruvalla, Kerala. Kaviya runs Green Heirloom, an online store, that sells traditional cookware from all over India.

  • 105 year old grandma from Coimbatore was bestowed with Padma Shri award for organic farming

    Pappammal, a 105 year old grandma still works in her field Thekkampatti, a village on the banks of river Bhavani. In her 2.5 acres land, she organically grows millets, pulses and vegetables.

  • Childhood diet has a lifelong impact

    Eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new study suggests. UCR evolutionary physiologist Theodore Garland says, “You are not only what you eat, but what you ate as a child!"

  • Starbucks India, partners with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

    Tata Starbucks announced the launch of its limited-edition menu curated by celebrity chef, Sanjeev Kapoor in partnership with Tata Sampann. The menu curated by the chef includes Turmeric Brioche With Makhani Dip, Chole Paneer Kulcha, Red Poha With Coconut stew, Masala Chicken Croissant and Bhuna Murgh Pie.

  • Mike Jack, ate hottest chillies in under 10 seconds

    Mike Jack, a Canadian chilli-eater, holds 4 Guinness World Records for eating the hottest chillies in the world. His latest achievement was eating 3 Carolina Reaper in less than 10 seconds.

  • A pastry chef made chocolate motorcycle

    Chef @amauryguichon shared the video of him preparing the chocolate motorcycle. "Chocolate Motorcycle! I especially loved working on the Coil and the Wheels," he wrote in the caption. The video has amassed over 3.6 million views and counting. Everything, right from the coil to the spokes of the wheels, was made of chocolate.

  • Rujuta Diwekar swears by bhakhri/rotla

    According to Diwekar, apart from being inexpensive and local, millet is a storehouse of nutrients. "I know that it's tough to make the rotlas and that they break; but that's where adding the warm water in flour helps," she wrote alongside the video post.

  • A kid mispronounced Nutella, Twitteratti shared funny reactions

    In the video, the boy identifies the spelling by reading the alphabets ‘N-U-T-E-L-L-A’ while pointing at the jar. And when somebody asks him, “What’s the word?” he excitedly replies “peanut butter.” @shakirahwrites shared the video on Twitter and wrote, “I can’t stop laughing at this. At least he’s a confident child.”

  • Enjoy this 2 ingredient chocolate guilt-free

    The 2-ingredient chocolate treat video was shared by a popular blogger @nadiashealthykitchen on Instagram. The main ingredient of this chocolate was roasted chickpeas which were coated in dark chocolate and frozen.

  • Online sale of liquor could attract liquor consumption among minors

    A liquor & wine merchants' union in Shivamogga staged a protest outside the District Magistrate office on Tuesday, against the state government allowing online liquor sales in Karnataka. "We're here to protest online alcohol business as it can give liquor to people below 18 years of age,” Union's Treasurer Chandrashekhar.

  • Prada’s yellow sweater reminds Twitter of Swiss cheese

    The Openwork viscose turtleneck sweater was launched as part of Prada's Spring-Summer 2021 collection. The yellow sweater features long sleeves and a 'precious openwork motif with placed holes' as per the description on the website. According to many users, the yellow sweater with holes reminded users of Switzerland’s famous fermented cheese.

  • Mai Bao, a Singaporean street food restaurant opened in Delhi

    Mai Bao has launched at Commons, DLF Avenue Mall, Saket. Promoting a casual premium-dining concept, the restaurant is a fifty-seater delight, serving delectable food straight from the streets of Singapore.

  • Burger Singh launches its vegetarian outlet in Ahmedabad

    Burger Singh launched its vegetarian-only outlet in Ahmedabad. By 2022 it aims to open 45 outlets in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodra and Rajkot. Kabir Jeet Singh, CEO and co-founder of Burger Singh, said, “we are bringing our wide range of vegetarian burgers, curated especially to match the vibrant flavours of Gujarat.”

  • Packaged sweets: Revolutionizing the packaged food industry

    Even before COVID-19, the Indian packaged food sector had been on a positive trajectory. For instance, last year it was reported how packaged food industry had recorded an impressive over 14% growth for April to August. The traditional popularity of sweets coupled with an increased consumer consciousness of hygiene and cleanliness has made sure that packaged sweets have acquir

  • MagSon’s launches biggest gourmet and frozen food store in Vadodra

    Gujarat’s largest gourmet and frozen food chain, MagSon has launched its biggest gourmet food store yet in Vadodara, after launching a big store in Ahmedabad last year. This is MagSon’s second store in Vadodara, the only other one being on Gotri Road.

  • 72 years old Scotch whisky auctioned for $54,000

    A 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky from Scotland was fetched for more than Hong Kong $54,000 in an auction in Hong Kong. This whisky comes in a Dartington crystal decanter with an American black walnut presentation box and is the oldest from the Glen Grant distillery.

  • Why you should not leave food in your car

    Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 4 degree Celsius and 60 degree Celsius. The interior of a closed-up vehicle, particularly in North India, can easily reach 60 degree Celsius. You can carry an ice bag to store cold stuff or head straight home if you have purchased perishable items.

  • Making wheat and peanuts less allergic

    Rustgi and his colleagues are using plant breeding and genetic engineering to develop less allergenic varieties of wheat and peanuts. Their goal is to increase food options for people with allergies.

  • Sake has the highest umami content than other beverages

    Umami is a Japanese word which means savoury deliciousness. A comparison study was conducted to analyse the highest umami flavour between a range of wines, champagnes, beers and sakes (Japanese rice wine). Sake ranked highest on the umami scale followed by beer, champagne and wine.

  • Juicing technique could influence the healthfulness of juice

    After preparing juices with the different methods, the researchers observed that, in general, blending produced juices with the lowest amounts of some beneficial compounds, such as vitamin C, antioxidants and phenolics, probably because the technique produced the most heat.

  • Chia seeds can improve health and slow signs of ageing

    A team has developed and patented a method to separate mucilage from chia seeds, yielding a protein-rich chia seed flour. “Our method offers an improved option for creating products that use components, primarily peptides, from the chia seeds to inhibit enzymes that play a role in the ageing of the skin," Andrea Liceaga, an associate professor of food science said.

  • Turning food waste into food

    Scientists have discovered fermented food waste can boost bacteria useful for crop growth. It makes plants more resistant to pathogens and reduces carbon emissions from farming.

  • Spain funds cell-based meat project

    Biotech Foods, a firm based in San Sebastian, is leading the new project of cell-based protein and has attracted EUR 3.7m from government funding. The company is developing alternatives to beef and pork.

  • Indian biscuit manufacturers prepare for post-Covid growth

    India’s biscuit market saw a demand rise during the pandemic due to higher at-home consumption. The demand for costlier biscuits has risen rapidly in recent years and India’s biscuit industry might expand the variety of biscuits sold to consumers.

  • Tea bombs are the latest trends brewing on Instagram

    Hot chocolate bombs inspired the trend of tea bombs. Some prefer to fill their tea bombs with flavours such as chamomile and lavender, while others opt for a simple green or lemon tea. Food bloggers add everything from edible glitter to crushed flower petals to make their cup of tea look stunning!

  • Curd with raisins will make your gut healthy, says nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar

    Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shared on Instagram a simple home remedy to promote the growth of good bacteria in our gut, to have curd with raisins. She showed the whole method of preparing it and suggested to eat with lunch or post-lunch around 3-4 pm.

  • Sea Moss has various health benefits and you should consider adding it to your regular diet

    Sea Moss is a seaweed with immense health benefits like preventing Parkinson’s diseases, improving the immune system, building muscles, promoting weight loss and is rich in iron. Owing to all these benefits, experts recommend sea moss to be included in our regular diet.

  • Some foods and habits can cause Enamel Erosion And Increase Tooth Decay Risk

    Foods with higher citric acid levels or high sugar can cause enamel. Eating or digestive disorders like bulimia and teeth clenching can lead to chipping of enamel, further contributing to sensitivity.

  • Excessive intake of protein can get stored as fat in the body

    The amino acids from protein breakdown put extra pressure on kidneys and result in poor kidney function. The side effects of taking too much protein include bad breath, constipation, diarrhoea, dehydration and increased calcium loss.

  • ETG Agro commissions nut processing unit in Gujarat

    ETG Agro India Limited has commissioned a 10,000-tonne nut processing plant in Kheda district of Gujarat. Apart from processing almonds, walnuts, pistachios, the company aims to manufacture nuts ingredients meant for sweets, biscuits, ice-creams and other user industries in the coming years.

  • Blue rice, the new social media food trend

    Blue rice is a common dish in South Asian nations, especially Thailand. The edible flower called butterfly pea flowers lends the rice its beautiful blue colour. This rice is trending on Instagram for clicking attractive pictures.

  • After Dalgona, ‘Profee’ is the new viral coffee trend Proffee or protein coffee has taken social media by a storm. Proffee is

    Proffee or protein coffee has taken social media by a storm. Proffee is simple to make, you need to make the regular coffee with milk and coffee powder and then mix the protein shake. You can use protein powder in small amounts and blend everything well.

  • Evolving organic food safety standards in India

    To ensure the safety of products labelled as organic, the FSSAI recognises single-ingredient products should meet the specified standards to be labelled as ‘Organic’/‘PSG-Organic’. In the case of multi-ingredient products where min. 95% of ingredients are of certified origin, can be labelled as ‘Certified Organic’ or ‘PSG-Organic’.

  • A Bengaluru café is serving green chilli tea

    Chaiffee café, in JP Nagar, Bengaluru, serves chai with green chilli being its key ingredient. It is a perfect blend of spicy, sweet and hot.

  • The most expensive biryani in the world costs Dh 1000

    Royal Gold Biryani is available at Bombay Borough, a luxury dining space in Dubai International Financial Centre. The platter includes Malai chicken, Rajputana Murgh Sula, and Chicken Meatballs, among other items. The entire plate is garnished with a generous amount of 23-carat edible gold leaves.

  • New wheat and barley genomes will enable feeding the world

    Wheat and barley production needs to increase dramatically to meet future food demands. The genome assemblies will drive functional gene discovery and equip researchers and breeders with the tools required to bring the next generation of modern wheat and barley cultivars to help meet future food demands.

  • FSSAI extends deadline for trans fat reduction in edible oils

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has extended the deadline for the enforcement which limits the amount of trans fatty acids in oils and fats to 3% to the current permissible limit of 5% from January 2021 to April this year.

  • Domino’s, KFC, McDonald’s plan to open multiple new outlets this year

    Quick service restaurants are expanding after the Covid-19 induced lull. Domino’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut among others are planning to launch scores of outlets this year.

  • Companies selling soy and almond milk has started replacing ‘milk’ with ‘beverage’

    To comply with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s proposed regulation, the term ‘milk’ will only be used if the product is derived from cows or buffaloes. So Good Brand said it has started rolling out new packaging after replacing ‘milk’ with ‘beverage.’

  • PepsiCo partners with Beyond Meat to produce plant-based snacks and drinks

    PepsiCo and Beyond Meat created a joint venture called The PLANeT Partnership that will develop, produce and market snack and beverage products made from plant-based protein, the companies said in a statement.

  • Fried food intake can heighten heart disease and stroke risk

    The analysis showed that compared with the lowest category of weekly fried food consumption, the highest was associated with a 28% heightened risk of major cardiovascular events; a 22% heightened risk of coronary heart disease; and a 37% heightened risk of heart failure.

  • Comparison of a low-fat plant-based diet, to a low-carb animal-based diet

    People on a low-fat, plant-based diet ate fewer daily calories but had higher insulin and blood glucose levels, compared to when they ate a low-carbohydrate, animal-based diet, according to a small but highly controlled study at the National Institutes of Health.

  • Vegan diet significantly modifies metabolism in young children

    Serum biomarker levels for vitamins A and D, cholesterol forms and essential amino acids were significantly lower in children on a vegan diet compared to age-adjusted omnivores.

  • Asian spices like turmeric had reached the Mediterranean much earlier than thought

    Asian fruits like banana and spices like turmeric had reached the Mediterranean more than 3000 years ago. "Exotic spices, fruits and oils from Asia had thus reached the Mediterranean several centuries, in some cases even millennia, earlier than had been previously thought," says Stockhammer.”

  • Researchers create meat sheets that are better than their natural counterparts

    Researchers have developed a new form of cultivated meat that guarantees more flavour and texture than the traditional meat from animals. Producing viable meat without raising and harvesting animals would be far more sustainable, more sanitary and far less wasteful, the researchers point out.

  • Insufficient food may cause depression and anxiety during the Pandemic

    A new study linked food insufficiency during the COVID-19 Pandemic with depression and anxiety. According to the study, there is a 25 percent increase in food insufficiency during this phase, which leads to depression and mental health deterioration.

  • A non-cookbook for kitchen nerds - Krish Ashok's ‘Masala Lab: The Science of Indian Cooking’

    Delving into the physics, chemistry and cultural context of cooking style in India - ‘Masala Lab: The Science of Indian Cooking’ by Krish Ashok can be called a nerd’s guide to cooking. Filled with explanations and cheat sheets galore, the book is quite gripping.

  • Raw is the way to go with Indian honeys

    Reeling afresh from the controversies that surrounded Indian honeys recently, there is a growth in demand for raw honey in India. People are now looking to invest and consume unpasteurised honey varieties that have been sourced from forests across the country.

  • Will 2021 see us eating out again?

    After a whole year of mostly trying home-deliveries, with vaccine drives in their 2nd phase now - restaurants and the F&B industry are looking at reviving themselves. So alongside a boom in cloud kitchens, you can also expect to see your trusty old neighbourhood haunts throw open their doors again.

  • Frozen ripe jackfruit is making its way into the market

    The newest addition to the already growing Jackfruit market is going to be that of frozen ripe jackfruit. Bibil Thomas, of Kerala, has launched Jackobyte, which retails frozen ripe bulbs of jackfruit with a shelf life of three months. However, if blast freezing is done, the stock will last for two years.

  • Studies show that older adults in wealthier countries drink more alcohol

    A new global study finds older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol than their counterparts in middle-income countries, on average, although a higher cost of alcohol is associated with less frequent drinking. Across counties, people drink less as they get older, but at different rates and starting points.

  • Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality about as well as regular exercise - New Study

    According to an epidemiological study from West Virginia University, Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality about as well as regular exercise does. the researchers found that taking glucosamine/chondroitin every day for a year or longer was associated with a 39 percent reduction in all-cause mortality.

  • Blackcurrants are most favourable for glucose metabolism - Research

    Blackcurrants have a beneficial effect on the blood glucose response post meal. They balance the glucose response of ingested sugar by attenuating its rise and delaying its fall. The effect is likely associated with berry-derived polyphenolic compounds, anthocyanins - a study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

  • More years of obesity means higher risk of disease - study

    People with obesity do not all share the same risk for the development of cardiometabolic disease risk factors. The duration a person has spent with obesity over their lifetime has been hypothesized to affect this variation. Reducing lifetime exposure, may help reduce risk of diabetes, independently of obesity severity

  • Studies Find that High Doses of Saccharin Don't Lead to Diabetes in Healthy Adults

    A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found the sugar substitute saccharin doesn't lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults as previous studies have suggested.

  • Mandatory oil and milk fortification to be implemented in India

    Applicable to all edible oil and milk products in India’s organized food sector, the regulations will cover mandatory fortification with vitamins AND in the hopes of tackling the white scale deficiency of the two nutrients in the public health system, since many Indians are vegetarians with less access to these.

  • New regulations for plant-based labelling to be implemented in India by FSSAI

    In a published draft notification, the Food safety and Standard Authority India, is prohibiting the use of dairy nomenclature for plant-based products. Prohibiting the use of any dairy term including milk for a product that is not made out of milk or is not a composite milk product is being looked into.

  • FSSAI in the process of getting cell based meat regulations in India

    While there is already a hot debate regarding plant-based dairy nomenclature in India. FSSAI is in the process of gathering data that would be able to regulate cell-based meat production sector in the year 2021.

  • Plant-based labelling regulations in India and Australia

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority India (FSSAI) published a draft notification in 2020 to prohibit the use of dairy nomenclature for plant-based products. Anything else cannot be called milk if any plant-based product is intended to substitute milk, milk product or composite milk product.

  • A report finds cloud kitchens emerged as saviours for the F&B industry battling pandemic

    “In the cloud kitchen space, it was an opportunity to scale our customer reach as no one could step out to eat. Restaurants have now learned that there needs to be an alternate source to generate revenue, and cloud kitchen is one of them.” Says Aayush Agrawal, Founder at Lenexis Foodworks.

  • German bakery celebrates the year of covid vaccine with syringe-shaped cake

    A German bakery named Schurner’s Baking Paradise in Dortmund, Germany has created an interesting syringe-shaped cake to commemorate the year of the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Transitioning from red meat to plant foods may reduce the risk of heart disease

    High consumption of red meat, especially processed red meat, such as hot dogs, sausages and salami, is associated with an increased risk of death and chronic diseases, including heart disease. Replacing red meat with high-quality plant foods such as beans, nuts, or soy is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

  • Drinking is linked to a decline in brain health

    Studies indicate that the transition to binge drinking in adolescence is associated with reduced brain volume, poorer white matter development and small to moderate deficits in a range of cognitive functions. And in older people, alcohol use disorders were a cause for all types of dementia.

  • Growing your own food improves child health

    According to new research, children grow taller in rural households where their mothers are supported to grow their own food. Research shows that if food is grown in home gardens, the risk of stunting, wasting and underweight problems in the children are reduced.

  • Warning labels reduce the consumption of sugary drinks

    As municipalities have taxed sugar-sweetened beverages and schools and worksites have banned their sales, university researchers have found that simple warning labels on such beverages in a college cafeteria helped students reduce their reported consumption of drinks by 14.5 percent.

  • A study revealed that lockdown increased binge drinking

    Harmful drinking among adults increased with the longer they spent time at home during the lockdown. "Increased time spent at home is a life stressor that impacts drinking and the Covid-19 pandemic may have exacerbated this stress," says Sitara Weerakoon, a PhD candidate from the University of Texas.

  • The popcorn man of India: Vikas Suri

    From supplying popcorn machines to selling gourmet kernels, Vikas Suri does everything popcorn. His business was flourishing until the cinemas were shut down due to lockdown. He intends to pop back up by going retail with gourmet popcorn.

  • Dairy companies increase milk procurement prices

    Dairy farmers are receiving up to 12% more price for milk. “The incentive is to help farmers take better care of cattle for higher milk production that dropped by 3-4% since the lockdown last year,” said RS Sodhi, managing director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, which owns the Amul brand.

  • Processed foods can increase the risk of early death from heart disease by 58%

    People who eat lots of ultra-processed foods like pizza, snack cakes, bacon, and sausages have up to 58% higher risk of dying of heart disease, and 52% higher risk of dying of a stroke, according to a new study.

  • Blueberries are said to improve insulin sensitivity

    According to nutritionists, blueberries have various benefits like lowering blood cholesterol levels, blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. They are nutrient-dense and have high antioxidant content. To reap its benefits you can eat them as a snack or add them to your morning oatmeal or smoothie.

  • A couple built their 304 square feet house around a pizza oven

    In 2017, Rebekah and Robert Sofia designed and built the entire house by themselves in Summerfield, Florida and an unusual feature of their home is a pizza oven. The oven, which also functions as a fireplace, has become a favourite part of their European-inspired tiny house.

  • Amazon discontinues Prime Pantry to focus on grocery delivery

    The company has now merged the pantry service with its main website. Amazon now owns Whole Foods, an entire chain of grocery stores, and has started to roll out its own Amazon Fresh-branded stores that will offer online shopping services as well as in-person shopping.

  • Strawberry Frosted Doughnut Oreo to hit shelves in March

    This limited edition cookie features a double layer of pink-coloured strawberry creme with rainbow sprinkles and a doughnut-flavoured creme. This concoction is surely going to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • Including wine and cheese in your diet may reduce cognitive decline

    According to new research, the foods we eat may directly impact our cognitive acuity in our later years. The findings show cheese protected against age-related cognitive problems and red wine was involved in improving cognitive function.

  • The pillars of mental health: Good sleep, exercise, raw fruits and veggies

    A study conducted by the University of Otago concluded that getting good quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables predicts better mental health and well-being in young adults.

  • Experts say, Oats for breakfast is a good idea

    One of the healthiest grains, experts say that oats are not only a great source of vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and folate, the grain is also great for those who want to lose weight because it stays in the stomach for longer.

  • Indian takeaway in Ireland packs a double punch in terms of calories: experts

    In a new study, health chiefs in Ireland have warned that the standard Indian takeaway can contain enough food for two people. Generally the meals include a starter, like onion bhaji, a main course, like chicken korma or tikka masala, served alongside pilau rice and a naan.

  • Post COVID - mixologists and sommeliers will have to multi-task to retain their roles

    Nearly 60% restaurateurs surveyed in a study say that the demand for an expert mixologist and sommelier is far higher than their availability. However they would retain less than half of their original business volumes for a few months post- COVID-19 making the task much harder.

  • Country Kitchen launches new range of flours infused with vital vegetables

    Country Kitchen announced the launch of a wide range of flours infused with vital vegetables, millets, and grains. These flours are made of high-quality ingredients such as MP Sharbati wheat and include Beetroot flour, Broccoli Flour, Spinach flour, Green Peas flour, Quinoa flour, Black Wheat flour among others.

  • Axia Foods to develop world’s first vegan butter and cheese made from almond

    Axia which created the world’s first almond-cheese protein bars is now branching out into almond-based cheese and butter products, which it expects to roll out in 2021. Apart from this, they’re also expanding their product range and introducing new flavours in their protein bar segment.

  • Mediterranean Diet voted as The Best Diet Of 2021, followed by DASH and Flexitarian Diet

    The Mediterranean diet has been named the best diet of the year 2021. The second position saw a tie between DASH (praised for its nutritional completeness and managing hypertension) and Flexitarian diet ( a flexible that emphasises on fruits, vegetables and grains and sometimes meat)

  • India to limit Trans Fat Levels in foods upto 3% In 2021 and upto 2% by 2022

    In line with WHO's ‘REPLACE’ initiative, the FSSAI recently capped the amount of trans fat in oil and fats (like vanaspati, margarine etc) up to 3 percent for 2021. By 2022, this restriction of trans fat usage will be up to 2 percent.

  • Are you overdoing spices in your meal? Reddit user's cooking tips may help

    The post was shared by a Reddit user on the sub-reddit r/cooking. The tip was upvoted 96% times by 2.3k users. In the post, the user shared he would keep over seasoning food as during tasting he did not get enough flavour out of the dish.

  • Unhealthy food diminishes the positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet

    Puja Agarwal, a nutritional epidemiologist, said, “Eating a diet consisting of vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains may positively affect a person's health, but when it is combined with fried food, sweets, refined grains, red meat and processed meat, we observed that the benefits of eating a healthy diet seemed to diminish."

  • Probiotic coffee and tea for a healthy gut

    Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks packed with gut-friendly live probiotics. The NUS team has filed a patent for the probiotic coffee to collaborate with industry partners to commercialise the drink.

  • Increased meat consumption, linked with symptoms of childhood asthma

    Substances present in cooked meats are associated with wheezing in children. Higher intake of Advanced Glycation end-products (AGEs) is linked with increased wheezing that disrupts sleep.

  • Porcelain bowl bought for Rs. 2,500 turns out to be a Chinese artefact

    A white bowl with cobalt blue painting of flowers and designs was bought by an antique enthusiast at a sale in Connecticut. The bowl was sold at Rs. 2,500 which turned out to be a 15th-century Chinese artifact worth Rs. 3.6 crore.

  • Celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver invents unusual grapes pizza

    Jamie Oliver invented a pizza topping with grapes and called it “speedy sausage pizza” and revealed it on one of the episodes of his cooking show, “Keep Cooking Family Favourites.” The pizza was garnished with onion, sausage, pine nuts and red grapes.

  • The trend of baked oats for breakfast go viral

    Baked oats appear like cake, but this dish is way more healthier than real cake as it uses oats instead of refined flour. This recipe has struck a chord with netizens and only needs oats, mixer-blender and microwave.

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas opens her restaurant, Sona, in NYC

    “Sona is the embodiment of timeless India and the flavours I grew up with." Priyanka wrote in her caption. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Hari Nayak and is set to open later in March 2021.

  • Business tycoon Anand Mahindra shared food for thought

    The Twitter post had a story of an anthropologist challenging some African kids to compete against each other and the winner would get fruit in reward. The kids joined hands and ran together and answered the anthropologist’s confusion, “Obonato”, which means, “I exist because we exist.”

  • Single product restaurant to savory Umami Cocktails - Here are the biggest food and dining trends of 2021

    From local and seasonal foods to alternative protein, to at-home dining and cloud kitchens , restaurants and chefs have contributed for the creation of prediction of food trends 2021. Swipe to know more.

  • Teen goes blind because of a junk food diet:

    A teen followed a diet of eating nothing but fries, chips and other junk food, resulting in him turning blind. He was a fussy eater and blood tests showed he had anaemia and low levels of vitamin B12. Since elementary school, he wouldn’t eat foods with certain textures and was diagnosed to have damaged his optic nerve.

  • The beneficial apple cider vinegar has side-effects too:

    Everybody knows the various benefits that apple cider vinegar offers. But a coin has two sides, similarly, apple cider vinegar also has some side effects. It can affect the potassium levels in the body required for muscle movement, interfere with the digestive system and its acidity can roughen enamel that can lead to teeth sensitivity.

  • Cranberries are good for the liver:

    Cranberries are packed with antioxidants and contains one antioxidant called proanthocyanidins which flush out free radicals from the body. According to research, apart from improving metabolism, cranberries can help reduce the disposition of fats around the liver.

  • Online sales and Cloud kitchens will lead to rise in demand for cold storage

    According to reports, India is set to see a rise in the demand for cold storage facilities with the increase in market share of online grocery and fresh food deliveries along with the emerging popular trend of cloud kitchens.

  • F&B industry set to re-employ one million workers in 2021:

    The F&B industry will employ aspiring chefs by four times this year. People have developed new habits due to quarantine fatigue. Meaning they would prefer to get takeaways rather than dining in a restaurant.

  • The Chinese and Danish taste broccoli and chocolate differently.

    Two studies from the University of Copenhagen have shown that Chinese are more sensitive to bitter tastes than the Danes. Chinese test subjects had more papillae (small bumps located on the top and sides of your tongue) than Danish test subjects that researchers believe makes Chinese people more discerning to bitter taste.

  • The source of Carrot's benefits lies in an enzyme

    Beta-carotene, a bioactive compound found in carrots converts into vitamin A with the help of an enzyme called beta-carotene oxygenase 1 (BCO1). Amengual, a researcher states that our body is slow at producing vitamin A from a plant source compared to an animal source like milk or cheese.

  • Mediterranean diet may result in reduced prostate cancer progression

    The impact of the Mediterranean diet has been seen to be more pronounced on African-American men. The diet includes eating more vegetables, fruits, legumes, cereal, fish, with a healthy balance of monounsaturated fats. It has also deemed to be more beneficial for men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.

  • An avocado a day keeps gut problems at bay:

    Avocados are energy-dense fruits and are chock-full of nutrients. People who eat one avocado everyday have an abundance of gut microbes that break down fibres and produce metabolites that support gut health. It alters gastrointestinal bacteria and metabolite concentrations among overweight adults.

  • Including milk in the diet of breastfeeding mothers makes the child less prone to food allergies

    Allergy is the most common chronic disease found in children and is becoming prevalent in industrialised countries. It has been observed that cow’s milk in the mother’s diet stimulates the maturity of the immune system of the child.

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