As an Indian superfood, Makhana is known by many names such as Fox nuts, Lotus seeds, Phool makhana, Euryale Ferox and Gorgon nuts. It is called a superfood, primarily due to the abundant health benefits it offers.
Winter is here and, with it, everyone’s in a mood to eat deep-fried snacks (samosas and kachoris), gajar ka halwa, among others. This is because, during colder seasons, our body demands higher calories to keep us warm. However, we can provide our bodies with these calories through healthy, delicious dry fruits rather than refined sugar-laden foods.
When it comes to healthy eating, seeds are an excellent option. They are a powerhouse of essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They provide heart-healthy fats and are high in protein. They also contain fibre and are rich in antioxidants.
The colours of Rangoli are painting the streets in hues of red, amber and green while earthen diyas and sparkling lights are spreading the warmth of love.
Ask any person what their favourite part of the day is, and their quick reply will be early mornings; before the world wakes up, enjoying their cup of tea or coffee in peace.