If you could choose the flavour of your life, what would it be? For us, it would be totally tamarind. Khatti-meethi imli keeps life happy and sweet but excitingly tangy. This versatile fruit is a DESi favourite used in cuisines across the country: it goes in the chutney for the amazing samosa, is the star of heavenly pulihora (tamarind rice), makes delicious pickles and of course, (drumroll) super yummy candy!
Plus, our beloved sweet tamarind has many health benefits. What could be better? Read these health benefits of tamarind to get seven reasons to eat tamarind - as if you need any more!
Tamarind may be small but it packs a nutritious punch. It’s rich in minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, which your body needs for hundreds of functions. The health benefits of tamarind also include its many B-complex vitamins, especially vitamin B1 (thiamin), which takes care of your nerve cells.
If you feel like tamarind goes straight to your heart, you’re not too wrong. Tamarind has antioxidants called polyphenols that help regulate cholesterol, keeping your heart healthy. Plus, the high potassium content controls blood pressure and heart rate, and iron makes sure your red blood cells (RBCs) production factory runs smoothly.
An awesome health benefit of tamarind is that it powers up your immune system. With its rich nutrient content, including Vitamin C and antioxidants, tamarind boosts your immunity and helps your body fight diseases.
Tamarind acts as a natural laxative to help fight constipation. Plus it has fiber, which keeps things, ahhem, moving smoothly in your digestive tract. So the next time you’re struggling to go -- you know what to do.
This is yet another sweet tamarind health benefit that everyone loves. Tamarind has this enzyme called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which inhibits fat storage in your body and regulates appetite, helping you lose weight.
Tamarind is a total boss. Its high magnesium content plus the polyphenols give it anti-inflammatory properties. These protect you against serious problems like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and reduce inflammatory pain from arthritis and rheumatic conditions.
The health benefits of tamarind include its antifungal and antibacterial properties, which keep you safe from fungal and bacterial illnesses. In fact, researchers at IIT found that tamarind seeds even have anti-viral properties that may be used to develop a medicine to fight the chikungunya viral infection. Virus, bye.
In short, tamarind is awesome. Your body loves the healthiness, and your tongue loves the taste. Can’t wait to get your hands on yummy tamarind? At GODESi, we’ve got you covered. Check out our amazing Imli Pop tamarind candy, made with tamarind, jaggery and spices straight from the rural kitchen. Get snacking!
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.
In a culture and tradition that is as wide as India, every state has its very own delicious creations. The various traditional foods of Indian States put together present an abundance of flavor, spices, texture, and a heavenly potential to satisfy the food lover in you!
Check out these 28 traditional foods from Indian states and be proud of our gastronomic universe:
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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.