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Garlic

Garlic is packed with lots of medicinal values. Garlic is a natural antiseptic, and help to prevent heart disease and cancer. Studies show garlic can reduce blood pressure, bad cholesterol and avoid blood clots which could potentially lead to heart attack or stroke. Garlic is an excellent source of manganese, […]

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Brinjal – Kathirikkai

Brinjal is rich in antioxidants, which is helpful in stimulating the immune system and energy levels of the body, as well as keeping the heart healthy. It is high in water content and is a very good resource of potassium. It is low in calories, fat-free and is effective in […]

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Pudina (Mint) Leaves

Pudina (Mint) leaves have lots of medicinal values. It is very effective in curing asthma, tonsillitis and joint pains. It also stimulates digestion and serves as a mouth freshener. Above all, it cools the body. You can add a spring of pudina leaves to fruit juices or even to your […]

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Onion

Shallots, also known as small onions, sambar onions or pearl onions are low in calories and free from sodium, fat and cholesterol. It also contains dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium. Regular consumption of onions help to lower high cholesterol levels and high Blood Pressure. It is also […]

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Chithirai Thirunal

Tamil New Year is on 13th April 2008. Tamil Nadu Government announced the first day of Tamil Month of “Thai” (Pongal Day) as Tamil New Year and passed orders to this effect. However, there is no change in the mind set of people in Tamil Nadu and all are preparing […]

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Neem Flower (Veppam Poo)

Veppam poo is a must for the Tamil New Year Day. It is added to any one of the dishes which signifies, apart from the medicinal value, life’s bitter part and it should be accepted. Normally Veppam poo is added to the mango pachadi. Veppam Poo Rasam is also another […]

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Vendaikai (Ladies Finger/Okra)

Ladies Finger also known as Okra or Vendaikai in Indian Languages is low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. The nutritional value of okra helps to maintain optimum health and it is an ideal vegetable for weight loss. Other Okra Recipes: Vendaikai (Ladies Finger/Okra) Poriyal Ladies Finger (Vendaikai) Stuffed Ladies […]

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Oats

Everyone knows that Oats is one of the healthiest cereals. Studies have shown that daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol. Oats may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and reduce high blood pressure. Oats contains lot of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a […]

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Curry Leaves

Curry leaves (Kariveppilai in Tamil) are extensively used by South Indians in their cooking, especially in tempering the food. Even though the fresh leaves are slightly bitter, when fried in oil it gives a unique aroma. People normally discard the leaves while eating. It results in loosing some of the […]

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Keerai (Greens) – Bunch of Nutrition

Nutritional value of Keerai is twenty times more than in other vegetables. Keerai is a valuable source of nutrients, rich in iron, calcium, vitamin A, anti-oxidants and veg proteins. Some leaves are believed to keep blood sugar levels low. Make a habit of eating Keerai atleast twice a week. Check […]