The traditional Indian meal is the most scientifically planned meal. A traditional Indian meal is always accompanied by some form of Chutney or a pickle. The pickle is an excellent digestive and that’s why it is a perfect companion for your meals.
The pickling ensured that vegetables are available throughout the year. The process of pickling also ensured that most of the nutrients remain intact, even the one’s that are lost during cooking.
The pickles are full of nutrients, fibers and anti-oxidants. The pickling process also makes them rich in probiotics which aid digestion.
The pickles are prepared in homes by drying the vegetables under natural sun, then preserving them using natural preservatives such as oil, salt and sugar. Use of condiments such as mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, aniseeds make them spicy, tasty and rich of micro-nutrients.
The Indian Meal is rich and spicy. Pickles not only add the essential micro-nutrients and complex carbohydrates, it also aids in digestion, thus making it a must have item along with your meals.
The pickles are rich in sodium content and oil, therefore, care must be taken to ensure that the pickles are taken in moderation especially if you have high cholesterol and blood sugar.