Eat Right Mela turns spotlight on calories versus nutrition

To commemorate 75 years of Independence, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the district administration hosted the Eat Right Mela, a mega meals pageant which goals to enhance public well being and fight destructive dietary developments, right here on Sunday.

The occasion curated quite a lot of delicacies to please the style buds of metropolis residents with flavours from Chennai to Kanyakumari. Cultural occasions had been additionally carried out on the pageant.

According to a meals security official, this platform would supply a chance for the general public to find out about secure meals, a nutritious diet, fast checks for adulterants and vitamin advantages. The meals security officers educated the general public on easy methods to determine adulterated meals objects utilizing easy methods and created consciousness of permitted meals colouring.

The occasion had over 50 stalls showcasing a variety of conventional meals objects, together with Raagi Puttu, Kollukattai, Millet Laddu, Mooligai Soup, and Mudakathan Dosai. Similarly, selfmade Parupu Podi, Health Mix, Jaggery Powder, Biscuits, Snacks and so forth had been additionally on show.

The meals pageant featured a conventional showcase of specialities throughout the state together with Madurai Jigarthanda, Srivilliputhur Palkova, Thoothukudi Macaroni, Sattur Sev, Kodaikanal Chocolates, and extra. An array of conventional rice and millet varieties had been additionally exhibited.

Popular eating places and eateries corresponding to Aasife Biriyani, Shri Sangeethas, Madhuram Sweets, Apple Millet, Aswin Sweets and bakeries within the metropolis provided a variety of meals. Aavin, Amul, Lion Dates, Nuts ‘n’ Chocos and Nammalvar Iyarkai Angadi showcased their merchandise.

Educational establishments corresponding to Jamal Mohamed College, Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Cauvery College for Women, Bishop Heber College and so forth, displayed varied conventional dishes ready from millets.

To spotlight the number of delicacies that might be ready from kavuni, mappillai samba, moongil and different conventional rice varieties, Kavery Hospital offered quite a lot of payasam made out of rice.

S. Leela from Srirangam, who takes millets as a part of her day by day eating regimen, mentioned that “Food objects made out of millets that had been as soon as the dietary foundation of the poor had now turn into part of everybody’s eating regimen.”

R. Karthik of Puthur, who got here together with his household, mentioned the pageant may have been higher with presence of extra conventional meals stalls. “There are just some conventional meals stalls; nonetheless, the federal government did make an excellent effort, and we hope to see extra of those occasions sooner or later.”

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