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Story of peanuts being grown organically at a farm in Andhra

Many of you love Healthy Buddha's Spicy Peanut, raw peanut or the Crunchy Chikki Bar. Ever taken a moment to wonder howand wh..

Cucumbers and Honey Bees

Did you know - without honey bees you will not be able to savour on those crunchy juicy cucumbers you eat from healthy buddha (or ..

Life of an organic farmer- Munisamy

Munisamy is a 31 year old organic farmer from Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu. We have been working with him at Healthy Buddha for more tha..

7 Ways to Snack Smart & Healthy

What do you do every time you feel peckish and want to grab a small bite to meet your snack cravings? Let me guess – you buy a pac..

Time for a HB season update

Time for a HB season update Whats here in season at the moment -Green grapes : Having absolutely wonderful season with grapes..

3 great ways to store strawberry for a long time

Strawberries are quite delicate fruits & can go bad quickly if not properly stored.They are seasonal and we wait all year to e..

Top protein sources that helped in my weight loss journey

Top Protein Sources at HB - the ones I personally consumed in my fitness and weightloss JourneyHi all, Gautham here..2022 was a ye..

A good soap should have 3 basic ingredients, find out which ones

I went on this journey looking out for a good soap to use and understanding how it is made. Some label reading, online research, s..

10 things you probably didnt know HB has on the menu (2)

​10 things you probably didnt know HB has on the menu Part 2We take great pride in identifying unique and traditional products for..

Story behind Chyavanprash at HB

In the 1980s Mukund Savani, a 41yr old chemical engineer decided to bid goodbye to his life in the US & relocate his family to..

Traditional Indian greens- Manathakalli or kaasi soppu (Part 4)

For those who dont know it, manathakkali plants are small and measure 3 feet tall. Its commonly called black night shade in Englis..

Differences between coconut oil & virgin coconut oil at HB ?

This post is specifically for all of you who have always wondered what the difference is between the cold pressed and virgin cocon..

Traditional Indian greens- Dill leaves (Part 3)

Number three on this traditional Indian greens series is the all-time favourite, sabaki or dill leaves. It is grown, and popular i..

Traditional Indian greens- Gongura leaves (Part 2)

Next on this series of traditional Indian greens are gongura leaves or sorrel leaves in English. It has either green or red stems ..

How safe is our food coming from conventional farms? (Part 1)

Those days I was staying in Gole Market area in New Delhi. It was peak of hot summer in Delhi. On one Sunday afternoon, I went to ..

Traditional Indian greens- Amruthaballi leaves (Part 1)

India is a land of greens, where you find such a huge variety of leafy vegetables to add to your diet. Unfortunately, most people ..

Overcoming PCOS through a Healthy Diet

PCOS. The first time I heard this term was when a friend shared that his teenage daughter was suffering from it. Poly cystic ..

Do you eat something which even an insect wont touch?

Do you eat something which even an insect wont touch? Puzzled by this question. Here is some food for thought below.​Our food..

FAQs about cold pressed oils, answered

We noticed some repeating questions and queries regarding cold pressed oils. Some of them might have been on your mind we'..

Chia Seeds vs Sunflower Seeds

All the building blocks needed for plants to grow into complex beings are present in incredibly nutritious seeds. The best so..

Our Test Results for Pesticide Residue of Ladies Finger are here

Recently, we had ladies finger from one of our farm (farmer Nagaraj) tested for 60+ pesticide residues in a laboratory to make sur..

Common Myths and Health Benefits of Desi Cow Ghee

In Indian households, ghee plays a significant role in daily life, ceremonies, and special occasions. Since ancient times use of c..

Buttery Avocado from our Favorite Farm have Started

Each year we get these buttery Avocado fruit from an amazing farmer in Kodaikkanal. We just got the first batch earlier this week...

Ways to help ward off mosquitoes naturally

6 household items & 4 ready made options that can help you keep mosquitos away, naturallyGetting attacked by a group of mosqui..

Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

What are Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower seeds are extracted from the sunflower plants head. Sunflower seeds have a hard but soft text..

7 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds come from a desert plant and are also known as Salvia hispanica. Chia seeds have a long history of being a staple sourc..

2 Interesting details you did not know about Apples in India

Apple season has officially begun ! We begin the year with varieties like Gala Apples and Royal Delicious, with more to follow. Ty..

11 things you probably didnt know HB has on the menu

11 things you probably didnt know HB has on the menu (PART 1)Check them out so you have not missed out -1. Beeswax crayons&nb..

What is your ketchup really made of ?

I personally love ketchups. I have grown up eating ketchups with literally everything. Quite honestly, until I started He..

All about our Kodai Butter Beans

Butter beans (often called Lima beans) are big, flattish beans that range from pale yellow to white. They come from hills of Kodai..

Meet our young farmer from Kodagu (Coorg) who gets our Orange

Meet our young farmer from Kodagu (Coorg) who gets our Orange When we say Coorg you probably think of Coffee or even Pepper..

What happens if there are no bees ?

Three out of four crops across the globe producing fruits or seeds for human use as food depend, at least in part, on pollinators..

Which Salt to Pick ? A HB Guide to Salts

A world without salt? That sounds flavourless. Salt imparts & enhances flavour, balances out sweetness, brings out the subtle ..

Attention ! Save our soil or else....

Surely you would have all seen the ongoing " Save Soil " campaign. Do you all know what the issue actually is & the gravity of..

Heard of raw Honey ? This is not your commercial Honey

Ever since I started Healthy Buddha in 2014, I must have explained about "Raw Honey" to thousands of people. The queries and doubt..

True Story of Why I Started Healthy Buddha

I started HB in 2014 at my Apartment in Whitefield, Bangalore. But the idea was in the making much before that. Here is the t..

8 Health Benefits of Consuming Dry Fruits and Nuts

8 Health Benefits of Consuming Dry Fruits and Nuts  Consuming dry fruits and nuts can have a significant impact on our bod..

Rain Rain Go Away, Our Organic Farmers Need to Play

Rain Rain go away, our organic farmers need to play ! You all must have noticed many of our Healthy Buddha regulars like Palak, M..

NEW Daily Milk Delivery at HB

We have been asked by many of our customers over the years for a daily delivery milk option. So here we are finally giving our cus..

 Our Pesticide Residue Test Result for Cabbage is Here

In 2019, during one of my trips, I came across a farm filled with cabbages in outskirts of Bangalore. When I went inside the farm,..

7 tips for buying organic food and save money

7 Tips To Buy Organic Food and Save Money More and more people are choosing organic food over conventional food because of it..

Health Benefits of Jaggery Powder

Health Benefits of Jaggery Powder Though sugar and jaggery powder comes from the same base material i.e. sugarcan..

Why I Eat Organic ? - Meet Ranjini

" I grew up in Bangalore on a diet of fresh-cooked meals and stories. I'm an author (my book, Lessons From My Mother's Kitchen, ..

Why I Eat Organic ? - Meet Sonali

" I'm Sonali, a Yoga teacher and wellness coach by profession. I'm living with my husband in Bangalore from 4 years.  ..

Ways to Naturally Ripen Mangoes

When Mango naturally produces a gas that aids ripening, why go artificial ? Mango is a fruit that naturally releases ethylene. Th..

Why I Eat Organic ? - Meet Abha

" A maverick mom of two boys, wife of a foodie, firm believer of less is more, I have my roots from Gujarat and Rajasthan. Found..

Eid-ul-fitr - Traditional Sweets from around the world

The pandemic may not be over, but we can still continue traditions that offer hope, warmth and lift spirits. Wishing you all Eid M..

Why I Eat Organic ? - Meet Thangam

Come lets meet Thangam" I’m Thangam; a film student originally from Slovakia, living in India for the past 4 years now as my husba..

Benefits of using Soapstone Cookware

Why use soapstone Cookware ?They always say for what our ancestors did, they had good reasons behind it.We all demand explanations..

Are what we call berries, actually berries ?

Just before the mango season, we've been having a 'Berry' Nice Season! Who doesn’t love berries ? They're among the most popular ..

Sustainable Kitchen Hack: Switch to Beeswax Wraps

Are you using plastic cling film for food storage in your kitchen ? Then we say it’s time to switch to a more sustainable option,..

Why  Should You Choose Organic Mangoes Over Others?

Now comes the king of fruit. Apart from regular usage of chemical pesticides and fungicides, there is another practice of using a..

My (not so) “AAM” memories

It’s that time of the year, exams are over and summer vacations have started. A host of memories come flo..

Why Buy Organic Mangoes from Healthy Buddha?

In regular farming, apart from regular usage of chemical pesticides and fungicides, there is another practice of using a growth re..

Why I Eat Organic? - Meet Varuna Kandpal

Being a nutritionist, wellness coach and a mother it comes naturally for me to go the organic way. The challenge was s..

Why I Eat Organic? - Meet Lalita

I am Lalita and it is a challenge to introduce myself. No, not because I have led a very adventurous, roller-coaster life ..

Why I Eat Organic? - Meet Seema

Seema is a mother of two, who originally hails from Kerala. She lived in UAE for 14 years and is currently settled in ..

Why I Eat Organic?- Meet Kiruthika M

I was born in Chennai, grew up in Trichy & studied Biotechnology. Now, I have 2 adorable boys (my son and husband) who keep ..

Annapurna Farms  Auroville

Annapurna Farm is part of the group of Auroville’s organic farms. Annapurna is a farm of 135 acres with black cotton soi..

Why I Eat Organic? - Meet Abhigna

Otherwise a cynical being, I dream about environmental sustainability (that's indeed a weighty term, and why stop at healthy food!..

Why I Eat Organic? Meet Sharada Mohan

I am Sharada Mohan. I come from a kannada speaking orthodox family - born and brought up in Bangalore. I work as a Senior engineer..

Tips For Growing Avocado

Here is a guide to growing your own avocado from saplingsPlanting ·         Avocado tree..

Underground Heroes of Organic Farming

Earthworms are one of the most important soil animals; they have the capability to maintain the fertility of the soil. Earthworms ..

My Healthy Buddha Farm Visit Tour : By 12 year old Pooja P

Last week, My mother and I had the opportunity of visiting an organic farm with Healthy Buddha and here is my experience/take away..

10 Ways to Increase Soil Fertility using Kitchen Products

Do you have a green thumb and love sowing and growing plants? Are you constantly on the lookout for hacks to increase soil fertili..

Feta Cheese from Auroville

The earliest references to cheese production in Greece date back to the 8th century BC , The Greek word "feta" comes from the Ital..

How to use Baby (Raw) Jackfruit ?

Ideas to try with Baby (Raw) Jackfruit While scrolling through healthy buddha website recently you’ve probably seen baby jac..

Every part of the Moringa tree is a treasure trove in itself

In 2010, when Haiti, reeling from destruction caused by a massive earthquake, was hit with an outbreak of cholera and a widespread..

Baking Chocolate: Cacao Mass at Healthy Buddha

This bold and hearty 65% utility chocolate, made exclusively from South Indian organically certified cacao beans, brings character..

Why you should be using only Cold Pressed Oil for cooking?

We’re sure you’ve heard about cold-pressed oils that are sitting on the shelves of several organic stores. If you think buying and..

8 Best Vegetables to Grow in India During Rainy Season

With the monsoons showing no signs of relenting, you wonder which vegetables can grow well in such weather. Of course, you can’t t..

Why is Onion So Expensive?

If you have been wondering why the onion prices have shot up so high. Here is the answer you have been looking for. In simp..

Women in Farming - Story of Champion Farmer Padmaja

Now that you are done with all the giveaways, hampers and discounts for womens day. Let us get to the main point. This women's ..

Why eat organic strawberries ?

 Did you know there is a list called the Dirty Dozen™ that comes out each year ?  Strawberries top the list almost eve..

Beginners Guide to Microgreens

One of the newest in the world of healthy eating today, is the consumption of microgreens. Have you seen these miniature like gree..

FAQs on Healthy Buddha Milk

You can check the enclosed video to see the farm from where the milk comes  Here are few FAQs that might help.  ..

Growing your own Celery from HB Celery Stalk

Did you know you can grow celery right at your balcony? All you need is a bunch of celery from HB (or anywhere) Thi..

Did you know: Cashews are actually not nuts

Did you know - Cashews are actually not nuts. They are the kidney-shaped seeds so that they adhere to the bottom of the cashew app..

Making of an Urban Organic Farmer - a True Story

  My name is Kumar Jayaraman, I've been a software professional for more than 16 years and designing user friendly product..

Why do brown eggs sometime loose colour?

Sometimes in the eggs that you buy from us, you might see that it has lost its brown colour which may instill a lot of questions i..

Life in a coconut shell

Life In A Coconut Shell In my parenting journey, there have been many situations everyday where decisions need to be made. Thes..

Amruthaballi - A Divine Herb

This herbaceous vine of the family Menispermaceae is indigenous to the tropical areas of India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It is a lar..

Ways to ward off mosquitoes with items in your kitchen

One is to Mix ajwain seeds with mustard oil and applied to the cardboard pieces and placed in different areas in your house to war..

Why you should play with only natural holi colours this year

Holi is the traditional festival celebrated all over India with frolic and gusto marking the return of spring. This is the festiva..

Guide to Seed Germination

Seed Germination has always been a bit tricky. Even experienced gardeners struggle at times to get the germination right. We have ..

How to Grow Methi in Your Balcony

Methi is an herb that adds so much zest and flavour to your meals. They give the best flavour and aroma when used fresh, which is ..

9 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds and How to Use Them

Are you one of those who throw away pumpkin seeds after eating the pumpkin? If yes, you are throwing a well of benefits along with..

Differences between Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil

This post is specifically for all of you who have always wondered what the difference is between the cold pressed and virgin cocon..

8 Household Tips to Use Beeswax Around the House

Bees are amazing creatures, doing so many things with precision, using their small bodies and feet. You may be using honey on an e..

‘Green’ Revolution to ‘Gene’ Pollution

Era of Green Revolution High yielding varieties (HYVs) in Rice & Wheat were introduced in India in 1965-66 in Punjab, Har..

Micro greens - 6 Health benefits and unique ways to eat them!

Did you know that there’s a much shorter and smaller way to get the nutrients your body needs than vegetables? If you wonder ..

Why is Onion So Expensive in October - November Every Year?

If you have been wondering why the onion prices have shot up so high. Here is the answer you have been looking for. In simp..

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