Food for Thought

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modiexpressed concern over “wastage of food” in his radio programme, Mann Ki Baat. Two weeks later, his government has devised a plan to counter it. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public distribution is planning to regulate food portions served at restaurants and is said to be drafting a questionnaire for hotels and restaurants to explain what dish sizes they should serve to a customer. Some say that the mandate for eateries would just be to clearly mention the portion size on the menu so that…

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Food for thought: How healthy are frozen fruits and vegetables?

Last month, actor and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis champion Serena Williams backed a US-based brand, Daily Harvest. It offers a range of frozen smoothies, soups, and meal bowls, made with predominantly organic superfood ingredients. Which begs the question: is frozen food as good for you as fresh? Wellness expert and nutrition consultant Tripti Gupta says, “Frozen fruits and vegetables lose their nutritional richness when they are exposed to extreme temperature change and moisture levels, thus causing nutritional depletion. In fact, fruits and vegetables are more prone to losses…

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