Article Credit: Anthony K.Veerayan and Dr. Kalyana Sundram There are many organizations which are established either nationally or internationally aimed at highlighting the importance of food and nutrition. One such organization is Slow Food, which is a grassroot organization founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions. It claims to […]

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Many of the food uses of oils and fats depend on the consistency or body. A simple example – you can’t pour margarine or butter on salad, and you can’t spread olive oil on bread. A solid character to a varying degree is necessary in fats for margarine, for bakery products, for ice cream. Historically, […]

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Fear on consuming saturated fats is unfounded as studies have shown that it does not increase cardiovascular risks. Palm oil has a balanced fatty acid profile, containing both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Moreover, palm oil increases HDL (‘good’) cholesterol as a result of its content of saturated fatty acid. This simply means that it is […]

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