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Half as sweet as sugar, with a distinct 'malty' taste. Dark brown, thick and sticky. Produced from sprouted barley. When seeds sprout, some of the carbohydrates get converted to simple sugars.
Winter squashes, including butternut, are eaten in the autumn after they have absorbed the sun's energy over the summer. This stored energy gives squashes a warm ojas building heartiness that can comfort you through colder weather.
Where most tonic...
Replenish ElectrolytesAt any corner market in sweltering India, Thailand or Bali, you can drink fresh coconut water out of the nut with a straw, and dig out the sweet meat with a spoon.
Coconut water quenches even the strongest...
Fish is lighter than poultry or meat. Although all meat is considered heavy and tamasic, we are labeling fish as sattvic relative to poultry and red meat.
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Fructose is found naturally in tree fruits, honey, some root vegetables like beets, and in other foods. However, in commercial food products, it appears as high fructose corn syrup. It is found in many sodas.
Regarded as both a force for good and evil, folklore and superstition abound when it comes to this little but poignant member of the onion family. A garland of garlic kept evil spirits and vampires away in the west. In an eastern Islamic myth, garlic...
Less gooey than cow's milk, sharp, and easier to digest because the varied diets of goats include more pungent taste. Cures diarrhea.
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Spelt is an ancient variety of wheat that was an important staple during the bronze age. The earliest evidence of spelt dates back to 5,000 B.C.
Sweet peas (and string beans) are among the most easily digestible beans, and are thus an important source of fiber and protein. They can help you stay regular and feel satisfied after meals. Their naturally cooling properties are soothing to...
We note that yams are a useful alternative to sweet potato, a mild diuretic that can aggravate Vata. Yams contains phytoestrogens helpful for tonifying Vata in the female...
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