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By: Prashant Desai | April 01, 2018

Curd is a drain item fabricated by bacterial maturation of drain. The aging of lactose makes lactic corrosive, which reacts to the drain protein and transforms it into yogurt and furthermore gives its extraordinary surface and unique harsh taste. Soya curd is a non drain item choice of curd produced using soy drain. 

Yogurt is being utilized for recent years in the nourishment. Today it is devoured everywhere throughout the world. This is a sound nutritious eating regimen. It is rich in supplements, for example, protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. 

Yogurt is useful for wellbeing. In summer, the advantages of taking yogurt are expanded much more. It liberates the individual as well as keeps pulse ordinary. In an...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

The guava is a tropical fruit with a rough outer skin and a sweet seedy flesh. It gives off a fragrance which is similar to lemon. The outer skin is green and changes color to either yellow, maroon or green when ripe.

Types

Strawberry guava
Small fruits which are very juicy and full of flavor. It has a red skin and a white flesh.

Pineapple guava
Tangy fruit used often to make jellies, with edible flowers. Has a green smooth skin, oval shape with a creamy yellow flesh.

China white
Green skinned, white fleshed large fruit which is very aromatic. It is a tough fruit and can be eaten unripe.

Beaumont
With a pink sweet juicy flesh and yellowish skin, it's a medium sized guava.

Mexican cream
This guava has a sweet spicy flavor with a yellow skin, cream colo...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

A fruit that is used fresh, canned or dried. It is often used in desserts and baked foods. Figs are native to the Middle East and commonly cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Spain and the USA. They are available round the year though they are best from May to November. The fruit comes with a sweet, honeyed taste and a soft texture.

Types and Usage

In the USA, there are many varieties of figs like Brown Turkey figs, Celeste figs, Calimyrna, Mission figs and Kadota figs. In India, a variety called the poona fig is very common. Though used mostly in the dried form, this fruit can be enjoyed in its fresh as well. We commonly find them in desserts and baked foods. Mashed figs are often used as a spread on bread and pancakes. It is also used a...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

Apricot is a type of juicy fruit belonging to the peach family and is mostly cultivated in cold climatic regions. Apricots vary in taste as some have sweet kernels and some have bitter kernels. They are used in desserts and few are also added to meat dishes. Turkey is the leading producer of apricots. Laetrile, an alternative treatment for cancer, is extracted from apricot seeds. Apricots are low in calories and rich in dietary fibers.

Availability and Usage 

The ones with sweet kernels are used for consumption purposes whereas the ones with bitter kernels are used for extraction of oil and have cosmetic and medicinal value. Apricot oil extracted by traditional methods is costlier in the market as compared to the one extracted through mo...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

Peach is a type of fruit that comes from the deciduous peach tree native to China and South Asia. Peaches are seen with high regard in Chinese culture. In many other cultures, peaches have got historical significance. The fruit is in the size of a small apple. It is usually yellow or whitish in color and has a velvety or a very smooth texture with a juicy pulp. Peach is also available in red and pink colors. It has a single seed and is oval shaped about 1.3-2cm long. China is the world's largest producer of peaches.

The peach tree bears many fruits during the months of May and September. Depending on what strength the seed is attached to the pulp, the fruit is categorised as free-stone variety or clinging seed variety.

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It is a memb...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

A member of the grape family, currant is a dry, dark-red and seedless raisin. Often considered along with gooseberry, currants are commonly used for making food preservatives, liqueurs and syrups. Currants are usually not eaten raw for their tarty taste.


Types


There are a wide variety of currants differing in texture, color and fruit flavor. Very commonly used varieties are blackcurrant, redcurrant and whitecurrant.

Blackcurrant can be eaten raw but it carries a very strong tarty flavor. The fruit has to be blended with sweetening agents to be toothsome. For regular culinary use, the fruit is steamed with sugar to produce a puree, which is used as an ingredient in cheesecakes, yogurt, ice creams, desserts and several sweet dishes.


Red currant v...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

A small round stoned fruit which grows in bunches. Cherry belongs to the same family of plums, apricots, peaches, etc. It varies from dark red to bright red in color. Mostly eaten raw it is also used in pies and jams. Unlike any other fruit, cherries have a very short fruiting season. Cherries have a hard seed surrounded by edible flesh.

Types 

Although, there are several species of cherries cultivated, wild cherry and tart cherry are two popular cultivars. They are largely differentiated by their taste.

Nutritional Value 

1. Cherries are one of low calorie fruits.
2. The cherry fruit contains dietary fiber and is high in minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, etc.
3. Cherry fruits are rich in melatonin, an antioxidant that sooth...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

It is the fruit of a sub-tropical citrus tree. It is said to have originated in Barbados as a hybrid of the Jamaican sweet orange and the Indonesian pomelo. There are many stories associated with its origin that made people call it "The Forbidden Fruit". USA is the top producer of grapefruit and in recent years its cultivation has also started in India. Commonly known as Chakotra in Hindi, the fruit has a sour to semi-bitter taste.

Types

Red grapefruit are said to be a little sweeter as compared to the rest.
Oro Banco is a cross between pomelo and white grapefruit.
Pink grapefruits are the most commonly used type for making grapefruit juice.
White grapefruit is the least sweet of them all and does not have lycopene.
Pomelo are lime gree...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

Lemon rind is basically the peel of the lemon. The outer yellow part of the rind is used a lot for flavouring of cakes, tarts, salads. It is usually grated to add flavour to the food. The rind is also called the lemon zest if grated. It can also be used to deodorize garbage disposal and for cleaning microwaves and refrigerators.

Health Benefits

Lemon rind has a high nutritional value as it helps to reduce cholesterol levels and thus protects our heart. It balances the blood pressure and also helps to fight cancer. It makes our bones stronger and provides minerals like calcium and potassium.

It improves the immunity of our body and helps in better digestion. Lemon rind contains nutrients that help to cure certain brain disorders like Parkinson'...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

Belonging to the member of rose family, pear is a fruit that is juicy and can have a mildly acidic to sweet taste. It typically has a rounded body that tapers into a neck. Pears are available in different forms: fresh, dried, canned or in the form of juice. The fruit is available in variety of colors from green to brown. They are used majorly in desserts and are a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Pear is often called as pear apple though they slightly differ with each other. The major difference is the shape of pear apple. It is completely round with no neck structure. Pears tend to perish as soon as they turn ripe therefore the ones available in the market are slightly unripe. Leave them at room temperature for them to ripen. If ...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

Lychee is a fruit which has an extremely juicy whitish pulp and is usually eaten fresh. It is very sweet and tarty in taste. The fruit is oval shaped. It has a very enticing floral fragrance. It is covered with a rough texture which is pink in color and is to be removed before being consumed. It is very popular in China and India. It has an inedible seed. The sweet flavour of the seed is lost when canned; hence its flavour is best relished when eaten fresh.

In China, which is the largest producer of lychees, it is popularly known as a 'gift for a joyful life'. The lychee tree can grow up to 40 feet high. In India, lychees are available in plenty during the summer season.

Usage

Lychees are best tasted fresh. They are also added in fruit cups an...

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By: Prashant Desai | August 17, 2017

It is a tropical fruit that has a sweet taste, soft texture and are pear shaped. It is native to southern Mexico and Central America. The black seeds of papaya are actually edible and have a peppery taste. Young papaya contains papain and hence has been used as a meat tenderizer for centuries now.

Types

Two types of papayas are commonly cultivated. The red papaya has a sweet, red or orange flesh, and the yellow papaya, as the name suggests has a yellowish flesh. Though they are basically of two types, they are known by different names based on the area they are famously cultivated in. Sunrise, honey dew, pusa and Washington are some of the varieties that are grown in India.

Usage

The fruit is directly eaten without the skin or seeds when it is ...

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