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Three Day Traditional food festival to promote Ancient Tamil Food in Sivakasi

The nutritional value of various vegetables, greens, millets and fruits were also displayed to spread awareness

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Sivakasi, September 11, 2016: A three-day traditional food festival to promote the traditional Tamil  food involving millets for better health, began at Kammavar Marriage Hall in Sivakasi on Saturday.

K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji, the Dairy Development Minister inaugurated the festival which was coordinated by the Integrated Child Development Scheme. Collector A. Sivagnanam also marked his presence during the inauguration ceremony.

The Minister while addressing the visitors on the occasion said, “The aim of the festival was to revive the age-old food tradition of the Tamilians, and to ensure that everyone got nutritional food and to improve the health conditions of the women and children.”

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“Our forefathers consumed food made of millets and had a healthier life. However, over the period people switched over to rice and maida due to change in lifestyle and spoiled their health with fast food,” Mr Bhalaji added.

The Minister said that women could only relish the health benefits by consuming food made of millets as it improves their digestive system, prevents ulcers, and the stink in the mouth. Mr Bhalaji also listed various programmes initiated by the State Government that aims at improving living conditions for women.

 A guide to cooking traditional food items was also released by the minister on the occasion.

32 stalls on various traditional dishes are established in food festival where people can also learn the recipe and procedures of cooking those dishes. Similarly, the nutritional value of various vegetables, greens, millets and fruits were also displayed.

The nutritional value of various vegetables, greens, millets and fruits were also displayed to spread awareness.

T. Radhakrishnan the Virudhunagar MP, the MLA from Sattur Mr S.G. Subramanian and the District Revenue Officer C. Muthukumaran, also participated in the function.

It is believed that traditional food used to be healthier, had higher nutritional value and more beneficial and hence initiatives like this are necessary to aware the youth about the traditional and authentic food of a place. (IANS)

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  • Manthra koliyer

    This is a treat for the Tamilians

  • Krishna Rao

    Very cool.

  • Antara

    Wonderful promotion and celebration of the Tamil delicacies!

  • Antara

    Wonderful promotion and celebration of the Tamil delicacies!

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Here is the rundown of 10 foods that you ought to abstain from reheating to keep its supplements rich

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Sep 01, 2017: Food function as the fuel for your body and you should put every effort to have a robust and healthy food. The foods you devour include supplements, vitamins, fiber, protein, and minerals, which combine to help your body keep going.

Many of us indulge in the practice of reheating the food while eating. But few nourishments could transform into dangerous components in the wake of reheating. The reality will astound you, however, don’t stress.

Here is the rundown of 10 foods that you ought to abstain from reheating to keep its nutrients rich.

1. Rice

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Most of you store rice in the wrong way, which in turn, can be toxic. The spores available in the raw rice can turn into bacteria, which multiply at the room temperature and may induce diarrhea and vomiting.

2. Potatoes

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Potatoes are the favorite for many of us, but shockingly, potatoes lose their nutritional value when reheated. Toxic potatoes can breed illness, nausea, and induce food poisoning.

3. Spinach

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Just like any other green leafy vegetable, Spinach is rich in iron and nitrates. Upon reheating it, the nitrates turn into nitrites which can lead to cancer in living tissue.

4. Oils

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Some oils such as grape seed oil, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, hazelnut oil, and avocado oil have extremely low smoke limits.If you reheat them, they become unhealthy to devour.

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5. Egg

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Reheating eggs at high temperature makes them poisonous and upon devouring them, your digestive system may fall sick.

6. Chicken

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Chicken, the rich source of protein also create a negative impact after reheating. Eating such chicken may become a problem for you.

7. Turnips

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Turnips contain nitrates which can become toxic for health if reheated. Ordinarily, turnips are used in preparing soups.

8. Mushrooms

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Here is one thing about Mushroom, everyone should know: It should be utilized on the same day they are cooked, as they are a rich source of protein. Mushrooms upon reheating may change its structure which can be harmful to your body and causes severe heart problems.

9. Beets

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Beets also include a high proportion of nitrates, which upon reheating can turn into nitrites and can prove to be problematic for your health.

10. Celery

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Celery also carries a high rate of nitrate. It turns into nitrites after reheating, which increases the risk of methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder.


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