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Eating right this summer


During this intense season it is very important that we make sure that we are eating and drinking the right things so that do not melt into the aforementioned puddle.

In todays world of high demand and millions of mouths to feed it is not always possible to eat only seasonal but we must be aware of what is in season and try and make balanced choices.

It is a given that one must try to include fruits and veggies that are high in water content and vitamins that help to stave off those pesky summer flus.

Lime juice and soda spiked with refreshing Narunandi (Sarsaparilla), Buttermilk, Rose milk and Badam milk are the popular quenchers. Sugarcane juice vendors have an overwhelming customer flow as people flock to quench their thirst.

The Koyambedu Wholesale market in Chennai is flooded with seasonal fruits that locals can savour. Fruit shops give attractive offers and flaunt their many varieties of produce.

Buying and consuming fruits should be done with caution and judgement based on how hygienically the produce has been kept. It is always better to buy the fruits and vegetables whole and then consume them after thoroughly washing them.

Safety Awareness

The Food Safety Department recently conducted an awareness program at the district collectorate for fruit vendors and fruit sellers associations at the district collectorate.

Food safety officials said if vendors were caught selling artificially ripened fruits, they would be booked under Section 57 of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006, which could invite a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh.