Oxalates – Anti-nutrient

Oxalates are anti-nutrients found in green leafy vegetables. Green leafy vegetables provide various health benefits as they contain vitamins, minerals, fibres and phyto-nutrients. Few green leafy vegetables such as spinach, leaves of rhubarb, leaves of beetroot, bathua (Chenopodium) have high levels of oxalates [1]. Spinach is rich source of iron but due to presence of…

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Lectins – Anti-nutrients

Beans are the major source of protein for vegetarians. Beans contain complex carbohydrates which are needed for gut health, vitamins and minerals for day to day functions and polyphenols which are very good anti-oxidants. Therefore, it is important to incorporate beans and legumes in our diet for their high nutritional value. But, along-with nutrients, beans…

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Storage of Potatoes

Storage of potatoes. The correct way to store potatoes is either keep them in the dark place or keep them covered. Never store them under bright light. Potatoes naturally produce steroidal glyco-alkaloids (SGA’s) which are toxic in nature but these are naturally produced as a defence mechanism to protect itself from various pests. But, these…

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