Jun 16, 2024, 03:01 PM IST

10 desi alternatives to international superfoods

Pravrajya Suruchi

Makhana (Fox Nuts) instead of Chia Seeds: Makhana are the seeds of the lotus flower, a readily available and affordable option compared to chia seeds.

Amla (Indian Gooseberry) instead of Acai Berry: Amla is a powerhouse of Vitamin C, with even higher content than acai berries.

Jowar (Sorghum) instead of Quinoa: Jowar is a gluten-free grain that is a good source of protein, fiber, and iron.

Jaggery (Unrefined Cane Sugar) instead of Refined Sugar: Jaggery is a natural sweetener made from sugarcane or palm sap.

Sattu (Roasted Bengal Gram Flour) instead of Protein Powder: Sattu is a protein-rich flour made from roasted Bengal gram.

Saunf (Fennel Seeds) instead of Mouth Freshener: Saunf is a digestive aid and mouth freshener that is readily available in most Indian households.

Dalia (Broken Wheat) instead of Oats: Dalia is a type of broken wheat that is a good source of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates.

Methi Dana (Fenugreek Seeds) instead of Maple Syrup: Methi dana, with its distinct maple-like flavor, can be a healthy substitute for sugary syrups like maple syrup.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports