CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for adulteration in Tomato Ketchup

Ripe and juicy tomatoes are a delight. Tomatoes are rich in vital nutrients. It has high content of vitamin C which strengthens immune system. Lycopene found in tomatoes has anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. Lycopene is also considered good for heart. Tomatoes are also used by people as home remedies for many skin and hair related Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for adulteration in Tomato Ketchup[…]

What is bolting? Why do Spinach bolt? What to do if your Spinach plant has bolted?

Spinach flourishes in cool weather. It grows fast into rosette shape with oval green leaves. Many of us, who grow spinach in balcony/roof top may have encountered spinach developing a tall stem. This phenomenon is known as bolting. What does bolted spinach look like? The main stem of bolted spinach elongates and forms clusters of Read more about What is bolting? Why do Spinach bolt? What to do if your Spinach plant has bolted?[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Apples

Up for some fruits shopping? When you see your favorite fruits arranged on the shelves, what about them attracts you the most? I suppose their shine and bright colors. Vendors manipulate these exact qualities to trap people into buying them. Here we will discuss one such technique that is used widely in case of apples Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Apples[…]

Five dietary habits, that are easy to follow, for good health

 If you put banana and money in front of monkeys, monkeys will choose bananas, because monkeys do not know that money can buy a lot of bananas – Jack Ma   What about humans? What if one puts health and money in front of humans? What will they choose? Often, humans will settle for a Read more about Five dietary habits, that are easy to follow, for good health[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for adulteration in Okra

 There are many of us who don’t like Okra (‘Bhindi’ aka Lady Finger) and there are many for whom this is the vegetable of choice. Really, it depends on how it is cooked. Masala Bhindi Dry, Garlic Bhindi, Bharwan bhindi are all classic Indian Okra dishes cherished by many. Now before you start to make Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for adulteration in Okra[…]

Transplanting Strawberry plant from soil to Hydroponics

At CityGreens, we love challenges. Especially, when someone tells us that a particular thing cannot be done, we try doing it to see if we can learn something new in the process. During the alpha testing phase of CG Kitchen Garden, almost every expert told us that a vertical structure cannot be used to grow Read more about Transplanting Strawberry plant from soil to Hydroponics[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for adulteration in Eggplant

How do you choose which eggplant to pick when you go vegetable shopping? If you follow conventional wisdom, you would likely go for the shinier and smoothest one of the lot. The adulterators know that well, that is why they ensure that the brinjals on vegetable shelves look smooth and shiny.   Adulterants used in Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for adulteration in Eggplant[…]

Follow these simple diet tips to stay lean this winter

Avoid weight gain and stay healthy all season long with these simple and effective diet tips. SWITCH TO ANTIOXIDANT-RICH AND WHOLEGRAIN FOOD ITEMS It is tempting to reach for comforting “white” carbohydrate foods in winter such as cakes, cookies, white pasta, rice and breads. These refined foods promote weight gain as they are digested quickly Read more about Follow these simple diet tips to stay lean this winter[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for artificial ripening in Banana

Have you ever experienced this? You bought green bananas from the supermarket, and they turned bright yellow after a few hours. And later within a day; black blotches appeared on the banana peel. This is an indication of chemical ripening. Read further to understand more about artificial ripening in bananas! How to identify artificially ripened bananas? Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initative. How to check for artificial ripening in Banana[…]