Why Ancient Grains Are Becoming Trendy Again?

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Many food trends defining in 2018 has harkened back to days rather than conjure up visions of futuristic foods. Yes, consumers seem to be changing too simpler, traditional, cleaner especially in terms of ancient ingredients. During 2010, the proliferation of millets across South India started to roll out in many organic and grocery stores, but later the food is even appearing in the tiniest neighborhood provision stores. Moreover, by using the organic instant mix online it is a comfort to see in many mainstream South Indian vegetarian restaurants, who offers a variety of ups, dosas and Idli’s at least twice in a week.  With this trend, consumers are pleased to see the return of millets and concerned about the emergence of polished varieties of millets and its key health benefits.

Organic Vs Non-Organic:-

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Organic Produce

Conventionally-grown Produce

Grown with natural fertilizers Grown with synthetic or chemical fertilizers
Weeds like crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching, and tilling are controlled naturally. Weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides.
Pests like birds, insects, traps are controlled using natural methods and naturally-derived pesticides Pests are controlled with synthetic pesticides
Livestock are given all organic, hormone- and GMO-free feed Livestock are given growth hormones for faster growth, as well as non-organic, GMO feed
A disease is prevented with natural methods such as clean housing, rotational grazing, and a healthy diet Antibiotics and medications are used to prevent livestock disease
Livestock must have access to the outdoors Livestock may or may not have access to the outdoors

 

You can only easily predict the difference of healthy choices, still, you’re bewildering, right? Here is the handful of benefits over the organic produce.

Contains Fewer Pesticides:- 

Chemicals such as herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides widely used in conventional agriculture and residues the food we eat.

RemainsFresher:-

Organic produce is produced on smaller farms near where it is sold because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer.

Better for the Environment:-

Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.

Fed Animal Byproducts:-

Feeding livestock animal by-products increase the risk of mad cow disease (BSE) and the use of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

Organic meat and milk are richer in certain nutrients:-

The levels of certain nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, were up to 50 percent higher in organic meat and milk than in conventionally raised versions.

Organic food is GMO-free:-

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.

Wrapping Up:-

Organic food is often more expensive than conventionally-grown food. But if you set some priorities, the potential health benefits of organic foods reap a lot. There is a growing body of evidence that shows some potential health benefits of organic foods when compared with conventionally grown foods.

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