Updated: May 12, 2019
To most of us, superfoods mean exotic foods like kale, broccoli, quinoa, acai berry, blue berries, greek yogurt, olive oil etc. We think since it's damn expensive & the media tells us about its goodness all the time it must be THE superfood for our body. HOWEVER the traditional indian food deserves the superfood status as it's local to us and holds more absorption & assimilation efficacy. Indian food is more popular for its diversity. The variety of foods, spices and dishes that are native to India makes Indian food one of the most wholesome foods in the world
Let's look at some local & traditional foods which rank higher than exotic ones any day..... ~Amaranth/rajgira/chauli is better than quinoa ~Amla/ Indian gooseberry is better than acai berry ~Kala jamun over Goji berries ~Coose Buckwheat/ Kuttu over Oats. ~Basil seeds/sabja seeds over chia seeds. ~Calcium sources are Ragi & moringa not only milk. ~Ghee over olive oil. ~Home set curd over packaged greek yogurt. ~Jackfruit is a multitasker: It can be a fruit, nut, vegetable vegan meat or a carbohydrate. ~Pickles & traditional indian chutneys are nutritious & the best probiotic foods which are better than over-the-counter supplements.
People open your eyes and look around yourself, you'll be amazed to find so many indian superfoods which will soon belong to the bygone era if we do not patronise them & create a demand for them in the market.