Healthy food theme of 2-day organic and millet mela

Healthy food theme of 2-day organic and millet mela

To lead a healthy lifestyle, give up rice, maida and sugar and embrace organic food and millets, was the message the state government is conveying through its two-day event at the organic and millet mela, which began on Saturday.  

Visitors learnt about different kinds of millets which are beneficial to health.   Vijyamma, a senior citizen said that when she was young, millets were the staple food, but over the years, food habits have changed. "Now, we are going back to what we used to eat earlier. Jowar rotis were consumed in abundance which is now becoming a boon for good health," she added.

Sumathi, a visitor was curious to know that milk and butter milk can be made even without dairy milk. "Vegan food items are slowly entering the market, it is only through awareness that we can tell people about a replacement for dairy products," she added. Milk and buttermilk made of groundnuts were on offer the the mela.  

Janardhan, who was selling black jeera and chutney powder made of flax seeds said these are healthier items than the ones sold in pizza outlets.  

The mela is open on Sunday too at the Koramangala Playground on Ganesha temple Road.

Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda, Home Minister and local MLA Ramalinga Reddy inaugurated the mela.  

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