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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.