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Kairi (Raw/Green Mango) Chutney

Kairi (raw/green) mango comes in different levels of sourness and is available for almost 6 to 8 months of the year. It is a very versatile ingredient and is used in pickles, preserves, chaats, chutneys, main dishes, and beverages. It is high in vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium which are great to detoxify the body. Raw mangoes are also high in niacin, which helps boost cardiovascular health.

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Red Peanut Chutney

Though peanuts are a legume and not a nut, they have many of the same health benefits as the more expensive nuts. They are packed with healthy fats, high-quality protein, and are fairly high in calories and fiber making them a great go-to snack that can keep you satiated for a long time. They also contain plenty of potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and B vitamins. Peanut skins also contain antioxidants. Peanuts are best eaten raw and not roasted. You can add them to your dishes or eat them as is after soaking them overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours. The light skinned peanuts are usually sweeter and better in taste.

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Sesame Seed Chutney

Sesame seeds are rich in fibre, which helps in improving digestion and may also help in reducing the risk of heart disease, some cancers and prevent putting on excess weight. Though sesame seeds contain saturated fats, the majority of fats in them are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats or good fats that may help in lowering cholesterol levels. Roasting sesame seeds reduces the impact of the oxalates in it that may inhibit the absorption of other minerals in them. It’s a great source of plant based protein especially in the hulled (though it reduces the fibre and vitamin B content) and roasted seeds as it helps in the absorption of this nutrient. It is also well known to be rich in calcium, that’s mainly found in un-hulled seeds, and the absorption of this nutrient is improved by soaking, roasting, or sprouting the seeds.

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