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Figs are called Anjeer in Hindi. Anjeer has such wonderful medicinal benefits with such a high nutritional value.

Figs are a wonderful source of iron, rich in calcium (more than milk), potassium (more than bananas) and rich in dietary fibres.
The dried fruits are abundant in manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, and thiamine. These fruits contain 17 different types of amino acids.

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Do you like watermelons? 🍉🍉🍉

Learn how to eat summer’s favourite fruit 🍉

Watermelon must be one of Australia’s number one fruit eaten during the hot summer on beach trips, BBQ’s, pool parties and picnics.

Watermelon can be your best friend with health benefits or it can slow down your digestion and produce Ama (digestive toxins).

According to Ayurveda watermelon has a cooling and hydrating effect on the body.
It is beneficial in excessive thirst, fatigue, reduces burning sensation, oedema, bladder infections and it is also used as a diuretic.

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Sweetened rice flakes (Aval vilayiccatu)

Sweetened rice flakes are so easy to prepare and so delicious. It is a favourite tea time snack of Kerala.

Rice flakes are called prthuka in Sanskrit.
Rice flakes or also known as flattened rice it has very nourishing but also light qualities. In Hindi it is known as poha.

Rice flakes are made by parboiling rice to make it soft, it is then rolled out flat and dried out to make flakes. It has very little cooking time and is so fast to prepare.

The Ayurvedic properties are madhura (sweet) in taste and it has sheeta (cooling) and snighda (unctuous) qualities. It is also balya (strengthening) and brmhana (nourishing). It a great snack and best suited for Vata and Pitta.

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Hmmh what to do with Mulberries?
Lily and Elva voted for a cake.

Some advice, please give your children an apron if you have some little helpers in the kitchen. It could get messy 🙂

Let’s get started

Pick 3 cups of Mulberries, rinse them, dry any extra moisture with kitchen towel.

Ingredients

Base
* 1 1/2 cups plain flour

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🍇It is mulberry season 🍇
According to Ayurveda mulberries are sweet, sour and astringent. They are best for vata and Pitta.

Mulberries are great for:
1. Heart and circulation
2. Kidney and urinary system
3. Liver and Gallbladder
4. Rasa/plasma and Rakta/blood and asthi/bone dhatu/ tissue
5. Immune system

Enjoy some mulberries while in season.
With love from Lakshmi Ayurveda.
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Beetroot curry – Cukamdar kari (Hin)

A delicious and beautiful bright red, aromatic and mildly spiced dish.

Ingredients
3 Medium sized beetroot
2 medium sized potatoes diced
2 onions finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger sliced
2 cloves garlic and peeled and sliced (optional)
1 tsp of cumin seeds

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