Five health benefits of including Broccoli in your regular diet.

Cruciferous vegetables are known for their health benefits. From preventing cancer to fighting against thyroid to general pain alleviation, their benefits are aplenty. This family includes vegetables like Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Bok Choy, Arugula, Collard Greens and other such leafy greens. Of these, Broccoli has many health benefits, few of which are: 1. Read more about Five health benefits of including Broccoli in your regular diet.[…]

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

Sugars are unhealthy. The more refined they are, the worse are the health effects. Add to that some harmful adulterants, and sugar may be one of the most noxious items in your kitchen drawer. Adulterants in Sugar: Common adulterants added to sugar are plastic crystals, urea, washing soda, and chalk powder. The latter two are added Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Sugar[…]

CityGreens Urban Farming Research Center – for Home Gardeners

The needs of a home gardener vis-a-vis a commercial farmer are quite different. Whereas a commercial farmer will most likely be growing only one variety of crop, a home gardener will be looking at growing multiple different varieties to ensure a consistent supply of kitchen essentials from the garden. Not only this, even the objective, the Read more about CityGreens Urban Farming Research Center – for Home Gardeners[…]

CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. Ice Cream vs. Frozen Desserts and How to check for adulteration in them

In recent times you may have come across the debates around labeling and advertising of ice cream vs. frozen desserts. Now that the law has given a clear mandate on which products should be labeled as ice cream and which products as frozen desserts, you may be feeling assured that all the information is out Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. Ice Cream vs. Frozen Desserts and How to check for adulteration in them[…]

The 7 essential micronutrients that all plants need. Why you should not ignore them

In addition to the 6 macronutrients that plants need externally, and in large quantities, there are 7 micronutrients that are required by plants in trace amounts. These are Copper, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Chlorine, and Molybdenum. Though the micronutrients are required in trace quantities, all of these are important and a deficiency of anyone can Read more about The 7 essential micronutrients that all plants need. Why you should not ignore them[…]

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

All of us know that milk is one drink that is widely adulterated. Would you like to hazard a guess, to what extent? Let’s keep that information for the end.  Common adulterants used in Milk Water is the most common adulterant added to milk. It is harmless but it does lower the nutritional value of milk Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Milk[…]

The three Macronutrients that plants need besides NPK

Over the last few weeks we have focussed on the major macronutrients N, P and K. Now, we will look at the remaining three macronutrients which are Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulphur. Calcium: Most of you who have grown tomatoes would have faced the issue of tomato fruit turning brown (and then black) at the base. Read more about The three Macronutrients that plants need besides NPK[…]

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

Honey is a highly nutritious food. It is a revered ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines and forms a part of grandma recipes for curing common ailments. In today’s post, we will focus on two elements. How to identify adulteration in Honey? How to tell a good quality honey from a poor quality one? Adulteration in Honey: Read more about CityGreens Consumer Awareness Initiative. How to check for adulteration in Honey[…]