It is very important to know your food to obtain all the benefits attached & at the same time to satisfy ever-growing quench for hunger. The gulit for eating junk food is always ended with skipping essential meal on the next day. People doing this always have their own logic to explain, many tell they are just doing the balancing job for that extra fat & calories they gulp with a piece of burger , huh !! what a joke .
While Indians tend to fascinate by anything foreign ,we simple ignore those super-food that our grand-parents been using.Such a super-food is Garden cress seed,that have been recognized for centuries in India.
I am a big fan of Rujuta Diwekar ,who precisely give importance to our traditional food . Don’t follow blindly some diet chart & torture your body .Eat right thing & stick to food that you have been eating since childhood that’s what she always says.
In hindi Garden Cress is called as “halim” & we call “Hidamba Saga” in odiya. And the extra benefit is that you can add it to your diet in your comfort zone.
This small plant of garden cress are rich source of iron ,Vitamin A & antioxidants. It is used as a digestive aide. Garden cress also helps purify blood and stimulate appetite. When taken regularly it helps to alleviate anemia.
You will be surprised to know that one ounce of garden cress give your body nearly 32% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, nearly 4 time higher than what oranges provide.Its useful in treating irregular periods, estrogen deficiency etc
Researchers reveal that garden cress is packed with numerous medicinal properties .It should be consumed with care as excess consumption can pose adverse effect to health. It should be 3 to 5 gm daily dose.
This culinary and medicinal herb leaf has a peppery, tangy taste while the soaked seeds taste like flower stalk gel. These seeds are naturally rich in oil.
This ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet .
In marathi they call it “Aliv”…
you can keep the air-tight container in fridge too and can have a chilled ladoo daily. That won’t make ladoos hard.