Celebrate summer with Gudamba: Benefits and ways to eat this sweet mango pickle
Aam ka achaar is a staple in almost all households. It is one of those few things that immediately transport us to the carefree and fun-filled days of our childhood. Shared over hot piping parathas or plates of steamed rice with our families, this achaar was what some of the summer joys were made of.
Do you know that besides being delicious, this achaar is immensely beneficial for your health? Especially when it is organic.
Let’s take a look at some great reasons to choose organic Gudamba this year for a healthier and brighter summer.
So, what is organic Gudamaba?
Mango pickle goes much beyond being just a condiment. In earlier times, making pickles used to be a family affair. The family gathered over sheets of raw mango, the fragrance of mustard oil, and spices like heeng, fenugreek, and turmeric, were enough to get you hooked on the process.
However, as time went by and we became busier, this tradition was forgotten. We started buying packaged achaar knowing little about its harmful effects on our health.
These processed achaar bottles contain excess sodium, preservatives, and artificial flavoring that may lead to numerous health problems. These may include bloat, hypertension, weight gain, and more.
This is what motivated us at Adya Organics to create a range of pickles that is pure, made with the best ingredients, and make you healthier. Our Sweet Mango Pickle takes you back to the roots and the same love with which your grandmother used to make this all-time favorite pickle.
Every bottle of this pickle includes nothing but the best quality ingredients carefully hand-picked by our teams. Some of these are:
- Mangoes sourced directly from farms in Uttarakhand.
- Mustard oil extracted from homegrown mustard seeds using the traditional ‘kohlu’ method to retain their nutrition.
- Jaggery, which is a natural sweetener instead of white sugar.
- Fresh spices like fennel seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and hing.
- Just the right amount of salt to taste and spices without any overpowering flavors.
This Gudamba is 100% health and 0% guilt. It is made without any harmful chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Why should you add more Gudamba to your diet?
Not that we need the motivation to enjoy this distinctly flavored Gudamba, but here are some health benefits that you gain when you include this condiment in your diet regularly.
Packed with antioxidants
According to the Journal of Food Protection, mango pickle is an excellent source of antioxidants. This is mainly due to its spice content including turmeric and asafoetida.
These antioxidants reduce your exposure to benzene and prevent the risk of several types of cancers. They protect your body from the harmful effects of free radicals and oxidative damage that they cause to the body.
You gain better immunity
The raw mangoes used in this pickle are a rich source of vitamin C. Besides this vitamin, this pickle also contains essential nutrients such as folate, copper, B vitamins, etc., which are effective immunity boosters.
Your digestion improves
Mangoes are naturally fermented during the pickling process. This makes them a source of probiotics, which aid your digestive processes. These probiotics increase the number of good bacteria in your gut. This prevents digestive problems like diarrhea, constipation, and bloat, especially rampant in summer months.
That’s not all, mangoes are a great source of fiber. They help in bulking up your stool and keep your digestion smoother. They also contain enzymes, which break down proteins in your diet making them easier to digest.
Your skin health improves
Every day our skin comes in contact with pollutants. These include toxins and dirt from the air, which make the skin look duller and may also cause infections.
Mango pickles contain a high amount of vitamin C. This vitamin acts as an antioxidant that fights the harmful effects of these toxins and keeps your skin youthful and blemish-free. It also encourages the production of collagen, which renews your skin cells and keeps it elastic and nourished.
Your eyes become healthier
Mangoes are a rich source of vitamin A and compounds such as lutein and zeaxanthin. When consumed regularly, they not just help in keeping your eyesight intact, but have several other benefits also.
Mango pickles prevent age-related macular degeneration, prevent night blindness, and other common eye disorders.
Interesting ways to eat sweet mango pickle
Did you think sweet mango pickle just goes with parathas and rice & dal combinations?
The short answer is no.
This versatile accompaniment can be used in several interesting ways to perk up your meals. Here are some of them:
- Idlis go well with sweet mango pickles. Just swipe a soft idli over this tangy and sweet achaar and experience a wonderful contrast of flavors.
- Give your dhokla an interesting bite by pairing it with Gudamba.
- An unusual way to eat Gudamba is to spread it on your sandwich instead of the usual sauce or chutney. It goes best with the Bombay sandwich or those with fillings of vegetables.
- Next time you make pasta, add a teaspoon of Gudamba to the pasta sauce to give it a unique flavor. You can also relish it with homemade noodles.
Now that you know the benefits of sweet mango pickle and the delicious ways in which it can be eaten, go ahead and enjoy the summer with this amazing condiment. With Adya Organics, you can trust your pickle to be the healthiest and safest for you and your family. Get in touch with us today to know more about how we make your every meal wholesome and our product range.