All-rounder of the berry universe, our DESi superfood of the day is Amla or the Indian Gooseberry. An active contributor of the ‘Triphala’, Amla is known to balance all the three doshas in the body (vatta, pitta, kapha).
Headache? Amla. Cold? Amla. Constipated? Amla. Dull hair? Amla. Stressed? You know the answer! We can go on and on about this superfood. Almost any health concern can be cured by Amla. And we don’t write it here just like that. The fruit speaks for itself!
Here’s presenting some amazing benefits of this small but humble fruit. (We bet you would be pleasantly surprised on reading the 6th one!)
Say bye-bye to cough syrups and medicines for cold. Amla has got your back - all thanks to the enormous amount of Vitamin C present in it (approximately 20x more than any other citrus fruit!). Just take equal amounts of amla juice and honey, mix it up well and slurp it (it tastes good, trust us!). This is even beneficial to treat long-term dry cough.
Want healthy, glowing, blemish-free, picture-perfect skin without the need to use filters? Amlaaaaaa. It reduces skin irritation, prevents pigmentation, evens skin tone AND heals pimples. Eat it whole, drink its juice, or put it in soups - just include amla in your diet, and notice the difference in your skin. Mirror, mirror on the wall! Here we come.
Amla has the highest amount of antioxidants among all superfoods. It flushes out the harmful toxins from your body, protects the liver and purifies your blood. Having foods rich in antioxidants improves cellular longevity. In simple terms, it means - eat amla and you live longer!
Because of its high ‘Oxidative Radiance Absorbance Capacity’ (a fancy word for measuring antioxidant capacities in food), Amla prevents the growth of tumour cells in the body and even prevents cancer (yep! Amla is that powerful!). It is rightly called the ‘nectar of life.
Due to its antibacterial and antiviral qualities, Amla fights against infections in your body and boosts your immunity. Enriched with essential micronutrients and Vitamin C, Amla is amazing for detoxification and revitalizing your entire system. It puts up a tough fight and wins, you’d definitely want it to be on your team.
Cheesy heading, we know! But, it is true. Amla, according to Ayurveda, has laxative properties and keeps the gastrointestinal tract clear - helps with constipation. So, eat amla and keep the shit going on.
If your gut is good, your body is good. And Amla knows this! It activates the digestive enzymes, improves the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food and inhibits the production of excess gastric acid. In short, it keeps your digestive system healthy. And you healthier. Need we say more?
Too good to be true? We know!
That being said, anything in excess is bad. Take this superfood in moderation and Amla would work wonders for your health. So, go on, stay calm and eat Am(la).
Not going shopping yet? No problemo! We got you covered. Here’s our very own 'Amla Bites’. And we vouch for its taste. It’s aweesommmeee!
--Written by Simran Doshi
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.
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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.