What Is Jackfruit? Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

What Is Jackfruit? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

What Is Jackfruit? Here\'s Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

Unless you’re a connoisseur of exotic fruits, you’ve probably never heard of jackfruit . Originating from Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa, jackfruit is a tree-borne, tropical fruit. When ripe, it has a sweet taste similar to that of a pineapple; when it’s just off the tree, its flavor is blander, like a potato.

Jackfruit is having a bit of a moment: according to last month’s Upserve State of the Restaurant Industry Report , it saw a 131% increase in popularity in 2017, and some researchers have hailed it as a “miracle” crop due to its ample nutritional content. But what, […]

Vegan Doctor Explains Difference Between Plant Based And Vegetarian Diet

Vegan Doctor Explains Difference Between Plant Based And Vegetarian Diet

Vegan Doctor Explains Difference Between Plant Based And Vegetarian Diet

In an article published yesterday on NutritionFacts.org , Dr. Michael Greger spoke out about the difference between a plant-based diet and vegetarianism.

He explained, ‘the recommended plant-based diet is not the same as vegetarianism, vegetarians often consume all sorts of less-than-healthful foods, such as oils, margarine, dairy products, and eggs.’

Ultimately, vegetarianism is a good first step towards being healthier. Eliminating meat from your diet can serve to help protect you against many forms of cancer that are caused by eating animals . However, as Greger has explained previously, in his view it is a full plant-based diet, rich in […]

From selling gourmet products online to 1000 in-house products – this is the Urban Platter story

From selling gourmet products online to 1000 in-house products – this is the Urban Platter story

From selling gourmet products online to 1000 in-house products – this is the Urban Platter story

Mumbai-based entrepreneur Chirag Kenia turned his passion for food into a successful business – Urban Platter manufactures and sells gourmet food products mostly through online channels.

At a glance:

Startup: Urban Platter Founders: Chirag Kenia and Dhaval Kenia Year it was founded: 2015 Where it is based: Mumbai Sector: Food Funding raised: BootstrappedIn 2015, Chirag Kenia, out of a personal passion and keen interest in the food commodity business, began selling gourmet products on ebay India, and Amazon India.The Mumbai-based internet/tech entrepreneur had over a decade’s experience in ecommerce, marketing and social gaming and this venture was […]

Eat healthy and tasty

Eat healthy and tasty

Eat healthy and tasty

On the making of a creamy vegan dessert that ticks all the right boxes People who have been a source of inspiration to me on my food journey have always encouraged me to follow a ‘fit for life’ plan, i.e. to adopt a healthy eating practice without falling prey to any one particular diet routine. By and large, that has allowed me to view an ingredient for what it truly is rather than follow extremes.

The one sustainable change that I have been able to achieve at home is to keep refined foods at bay for the most part. The […]

How important is it to socialise with other vegans when you’re transitioning to veganism?

How important is it to socialise with other vegans when you’re transitioning to veganism?

How important is it to socialise with other vegans when you’re transitioning to veganism?

Can temptation be avoided with an army of plant-based pals? (Picture: MMUFFIN) I’m the only vegan in my close group of London friends, and just a year ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed of asking any of them if they wanted to go check out a new vegan place.

Yet now, thanks to veganism busting its way into the mainstream, my veggie-curious/omnivore friends often come to me first with a vegan suggestion, and I’ve noticed they often order the vegan option at places which serve meat.

Hell – one of my meat-eating pals even prefers Temple of Seitan to actual fried chicken.However, […]