- Posted March 11, 2014 by
Health Food Segment Launches in Karaikudi
Eating rice and rice based products like Idly & Dosa has been ingrained in South Indian DNA. But with chronic conditions like Diabetics, Hypertension, Cholesterol etc taking roots, people are starting to look for healthier diet options.
Millet based food are low in carbs and takes a longer time to digest as the breakdown process of glucose is slower, which helps diabetic patients to control blood sugar level from rapid rise & fall. Millet based food prevents people from overeating as they are high on fibre and takes longer time to digest.
Millets are particularly high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Finger millet (Keppai) is the richest in calcium content, about 10 times that of rice or wheat.
The most common millets available are Cholam, Kambu, Keppai, Thinai, Samai & Varagu. They are all very rich in Nutrients. Nutrient values of different millets compared to Rice and wheat are given below.
Karaikudi Annalakshmi commercial Kitchen, which is the first ever commercial kitchen to follow the best hygiene practices and cooking methods which include steam cooking and unique vegetable handling processes, is now venturing into use of these millets in their new " Health Food Menu". "We have always been ahead of our time in cooking methods, best hygiene practices and standardized processes. Now we want to be the first in millets and other health foods too", Says Mr Narayanan, Director of Karaikudi Annalakshmi.
He adds, "As per our culture, this "Health Menu" is focused on safety, healthy and nutritious food with out compromising on taste."
The new menu includes Millet Rice served with their meals, Pongal, Kichadi, Dosa, Idiyappam, etc and it keeps growing in tune with their innovative spirit.
So now Karaikudi gets it's first Health Food in a restaurant. Thanks to Karaikudi Annalakshmi.
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