Nimbuda nimbuda nimbuda! We DESi’s love our lemon so much that we’ve dedicated a whole unforgettable song to it...kyunki ham dil de chuke sanam.
But this love exists for good reason. The benefits of lemon are plenty. Just a dash of lemon can instantly make the blandest dish taste exciting. This zesty fruit was born in the foothills of the Himalayas. From there, it has found its way into kitchens (and bars) across the world.
Lemon is freakin’ delicious. And if that wasn't reason enough to gobble it up, it's also great for your health. Read on to find out.
Go ahead and love lemons. Because here’s the benefit of lemons - they love you back. Research shows that eating lemons reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also lower your blood pressure and sugar levels. That’s because they’re full of Vitamin C, fiber, and plant compounds called hesperidin and diosmin which reduce risk factors such as your cholesterol levels.
Lemon benefits your gut due to the high presence of a soluble fiber called pectin. This improves your digestion and improves your gut health. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to prevent constipation. But remember to consume the pulp in the fruit because that’s where all the fiber is present.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Nah. Try lemons instead! Full of Vitamin C and antioxidants, lemons boost your immunity. They're especially effective against the germs that cause cold and flu.
For reasons that science doesn’t fully understand yet, lemons are great for weight loss and weight control. One theory is that the fiber in lemons makes you feel full for longer, helping you control your appetite.
Another theory is that the polyphenol antioxidants (A1 plant-based compounds) present in lemons help with losing weight. Lemon benefits those with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) even more thanks to the antioxidants present in it, which reduce insulin resistance.
But the bottom line - we don’t know why it works, but it works.
Anyone who’s had kidney stones knows how painful those tiny things can be rolling around in your body. But even here - lemon comes to the rescue! The citric acid present in lemons helps make your urine less acidic and can even break up small kidney stones.
Anaemia is a condition in which there aren’t enough red-blood cells (RBCs) in your body, or their ability to carry oxygen becomes insufficient to meet your body’s needs. Anaemia is shockingly common in India, with 51% of Indian women aged 15-49 suffering from this condition!
The most common cause of anaemia is iron deficiency. Although it doesn’t have too much iron, lemon benefits us by improving our body’s ability to absorb iron from plant foods. This type of iron is much harder to absorb than iron that comes from meat and fish. So especially if you’re vegetarian, garnish liberally with lemon!
While we still need more research to figure out the relationship between lemon and cancer, we know that lemons reduce the risk of developing this deadly disease. Studies conducted on animals indicate that D-limonene, a compound found in lemon oil has anti-cancer properties. The plant-based compounds present in lemons may also have similar properties.
At GO DESi, we go gaga for lemons. And once you have a taste of our chatpata lemon chaat, so will you! This snack mixes dried lemon peels sourced straight from the farm with salt, pepper, a hint of chilli. It’s super healthy, super tasty. What are you waiting for?
The good ol’ School days. You know what made them extra special? Our best friend.
Remember how we used to make elaborate plans with our best friend for the day ahead — whether s/he was coming to school, for picnics, group presentations, home study sessions (that eventually turned out to be a party). And… hiding the homework from the teacher if one of us hadn’t done the work, and standing outside the class with our hands up for punishment… You both were inseparable.
How much time does it take for my order to ship?
We take 1-2 days to process the order and then the products are shipped via courier partners. It takes anywhere between 2-5 days a product to reach.
Please note that the shipping costs are included in the product price.
What if I am not happy with the order because of the quality and taste?
GO DESi follows a transparent, no questions asked returns policy for all full-price products bought from the online store. You can return unused products you have ordered within 15 business days of the date of receipt. Return shipment fees will have to be borne by the customer.
How can I track my order?
Once the order is processed from our end and dispatched from our warehouse, courier partner will email you the details carrying your tracking number and the link to track your order.
What time of day will my order be delivered?
Our courier partners make sure they give you a call before delivering the product. Please make sure you are available to receive the calls as usually after three failed attempts at delivery followed by an email reminder from our team, the product shall be returned to our warehouse.
How are GO DESi products prepared?
We source/manufacture all our products from Micro Units based in Rural India. We work with Farmer cooperatives and Self Help Groups to bring classic Indian recipes and snacks for our consumers. All of the GO DESi products are “As is” i.e. made in the traditional manner by locals with tremendous knowledge about indigenous ingredients, flavors and ingredients giving GO DESi an unparalleled authenticity.
How does GO DESi ensure quality parameters at the Micro Units?
GO DESi not only undertakes the effort to find the lost recipes in the farmlands and rural kitchens but also standardizes these units and their products, paving a way for them to reach the urban markets.
We identify the Micro unit(s) and inspected them for quality & hygiene standards. Once on-boarded, these micro units are standardized as per GO DESi standards to make sure they meet all the statutory requirements and quality parameters. A quality controller at unit monitors the workers and the manufacturing process on a daily basis and ensures that only the best of products go out in the market.
Are GO DESi’s products suitable for kids?
Kids love our products.
All GO DESi products are made with 100% natural ingredients. None of our products contain any artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, making our products a perfect snack for all age groups alike.
How are GO DESi products different from other snacks available in the market?
We at GO DESi, live by the principle of Eat good, Do Good.
All GO DESi products are made from natural ingredients, are minimally processed, are preservative free, and have no added flavors or colors. Since our products are manufactured as close to the farm as possible, it helps preserve the authentic local flavors & formats tastes of the products.
While we strive to bring the authentic regional recipes from all over India, we ensure that a minimum of 30% of the final price that you pay goes back to the micro enterprise. This not only, increases the share of marginal farmers in the food value chain but also helps in creation of jobs and sustainable economic centers in rural areas.
Are GO DESi products vegetarian?
Yes. All our products are 100% vegetarian and are vegan-friendly as well.
Except for Imli pop & Ginger Kashaya, the other products are shipped in handy packs of Rs. 20 each. These packs are small enough to carry in your handbag or pocket.