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Avaraikai (Broad Beans)

Broad beans, known as Avaraikai in Tamil, are good sources of protein, fibre, vitamins A and C, potassium and iron. Avaraikai is actually flat beans, tender with small seeds and pale green in colour. We can cook the whole avaraikai as French beans. Mochaikai also looks like Avaraikai. But the […]

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Potato

Potatoes are very popular and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are best known for their carbohydrate content. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. Studies show that potatoes contain chemicals which lower blood pressure. It also contains glutathione, […]

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Chow Chow (Chayote)

The chayote, also called as “chow chow” or “Bangalore Kathirikkai” is low in calories and high on nutrients It is a good source of potassium, amino acid and Vitamin C. It cures urinary infections and renal stones. It is traditionally used as a remedy for hypertension. Like cucumber, it also […]

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Ginger

Ginger needs no introduction to Indian food. Ginger is native to India and China. It is added to almost all the Indian curries and gravies. It is an effective digestive aid. It increases the production of digestive fluids and saliva. It is also effective in curing both motion and morning […]

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Jaggery (Vellam)

Jaggery is unrefined whole sugar. It is processed in a natural way and it is 100% chemical-free. Raw sugarcane juice is boiled and simmered till the water content is evaporated and reaches a semi solid stage. Then it is poured over small moulds or to a big tray and then […]

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Banana Flower (Vazhai Poo)

Banana Flower (Vazhai Poo in Tamil), which may also be called banana blossom, is used as a food item in India, especially in South India. It has lot of medicinal values. It is considered as a blood purifying item and it is effective in curing menstrual disorders like painful menstruation […]

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Bittergourd (Pavakaai)

The bitter gourd has excellent medicinal values. It contains vitamin A, B1, B2, C and minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium. It helps purify blood tissue, enhances digestion, and stimulates the liver. The bitter gourd is used in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood sugar levels. Its […]