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A two-day pageant goals to sensitise farmers and customers concerning the dietary advantages of consuming roots and tubers

A two-day pageant goals to sensitise farmers and customers concerning the dietary advantages of consuming roots and tubers

Tubers are having their second within the solar. With a two-day Roots and Tubers pageant, Chennai will familiarise itself with these underground treasures which can be stated to be low in energy and excessive in antioxidants, nutritional vitamins and minerals. Purple yam ( rasavalli kizhangu), air potato, arrow root, white yam and tapioca will headline on the pageant.

“Over a time period, now we have stopped together with these native roots and tubers in our food plan because of sure misconceptions and myths,” says Ananthoo, of Natural Farmers Market (OFM), who’s organising the occasion together with Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), Sahaja Seeds and Protected Meals Alliance. “Our mission is to convey consciousness on dietary worth and advantages of tubers. The guests additionally get to style a variety of meals ready utilizing roots and tubers,” provides N Seethalakshmi of OFM.

For instance, how about sampling panangkizhangu (palm root) jam, panangkizangu khakra, maravalli kizhangu (tapioca) vadai and halwa made from various kinds of tubers?

“Tribals have the information of varied tubers and so they go round foraging within the forests and discover them.” Farmers can develop them simply of their farms and get a bountiful harvest, says Seethalakshmi.

Farmers in North Karnataka with the tubers they harvested

Farmers in North Karnataka with the tubers they harvested
| Photograph Credit score: particular association

The occasion will see celeb audio system like Tamil movie administrators Vetrimaran, Vishnu Vardhan and Gnanavel, actor Nasser, retired IAS officer Shanta Sheela Nair and Chennai Metropolis Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal. “Apparently, all of those audio system are farmers who’re actively concerned in natural farming and develop a variety of tubers of their farms,” says Ananthoo.

Farmers may even come collectively for a seed alternate occasion the place Krishna Prasad, founding father of Sahaja Seeds will speak about native seeds.

The lineup additionally features a contest titled Cooking with Tubers, to encourage the making of revolutionary dishes. Individuals can put together dishes utilizing natural greens, groceries, cold-pressed oil whereas utilizing solely pure sweeteners.

Many native communities protect varied edible tuber and root varieties even to this present day. Ladies from Hubli, northern Karnataka, can be organising a stall that gives jowar and bajra rotis and subzi utilizing varied tubers, together with farmers from Uttar Pradesh.

Roots and Tubers festival organised by ASHA in chennai on april 9 and 10, 2022

Roots and Tubers pageant organised by ASHA in chennai on april 9 and 10, 2022
| Photograph Credit score: spl association

Roots and Tubers Competition is on April 9 and 10, at Thakkar Baba Vidyalaya Campus, T Nagar. Timings: 10 am to 7 pm. Entry is free. It is a plastic-free occasion and therefore guests need to convey their very own baggage. For particulars, name: 9790900887

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