Sattu - sustainability and superfoods
Teej, a festival celebrated during shravan, is rooted in the concept of sustainability. Its the time of monsoon when a lot of communities dont eat green leafy veggies like palak, etc., and also fish or meat.
We still needed to get our folic acid, amino acids and minerals though and therefore the invention of sattu. A delicious, intelligent mix of chana dal, gehu and rice flour (depending on the region you come from), it's the stuff that nutrition love stories are made of. #Plantbaseddiets as the USA likes to call it, sattu provides the body with minerals like calcium, vitamins like folic acid and essential amino acids like lysine.
And this is how sattu can help you - - reduces menstrual cramps and clots
- reduces dark circles under the eyes - reduces pigmentation and hair loss
Diversity is an inbuilt system in our society and culture and it's time we own it with pride. Here's to teej, sattu and all the beautiful women out there.