FirstCry.com – The best online shopping store for Kids 

Kids products often tend to be a little more expensive than other products and we wouldn’t mind a little discount on it right? The retail stores however barely offer discounts and this is what stresses me out initially.
However, when I was pregnant, I started looking up for anything that could give me discounts or good deals and that’s when I stumbled on this site. It has been 3 years and I have never gone to any retail store to get my kids things unless necessary or urgent.

The site is a blessing indeed to all the parents as well as the others( as you could purchase gifts for kids from this site).

The site has offers all the time along with cashback offers. However the cashback coupon doesn’t act as an additional discount coupon on your next purchase and if your purchase discount is more than the cashback coupon, it doesn’t accept it. So that’s a small issue.

A deal that comes once in a while is the 1 rupee store- where you can get one product for 1rupee ! This works well if you have to make a purchase during that period and I have got cotton balls, baby lotion, etc for just Rupee 1 ! The best way is to buy pampers so that the cart can cross Rupees 500 ( so you wont be charged for shipping) and then you can pick the product of your choice for Rupee 1. This deal comes like a surprise though.

They have another offer once a month which is the “Free at 3” which is on select few items and if you don’t get the free option , you can purchase it at flat 60% off which is a good deal! 

These are some of the products I purchased at flat 60% off and in case I have missed them in the picture, I will mention them here! The price includes the tax as well:

 1. @bellacottonindia : the cotton wool is priced at 49Rs after disc : 21Rs 

  1. Bella cotton buds priced at 99Rs after disc: Rs44 

  2. Bella hygienic baby tissues -10pc pack of 8 :96Rs after disc 41Rs 

  3. Handwashes from @zucinaturalcare priced at 99Rs each after disc :43Rs for 250ml. I purchased 3 bottles.

  4. Strawberry hand sanitizer from junior range of @zucinaturalcare 145Rs after disc 64Rs with the owl tag 

  5. The flamingo pouch :45Rs after disc 19Rs 

  6. The pen eraser: 25Rs after disc 10Rs 

  7. @hotwheelsofficial : aquamist handwash for boys : 135Rs for 250 ml after disc :54Rs 

  8. @johnsonsbabyindia active shiny drops shampoo 100ml :99Rs after disc 41Rs 

  9. @himalayapersonalcare baby powder : 185Rs for 400gm after disc:80Rs 

  10. @babyhugindia cotton balls around 135Rs for 100gm pack, after disc :64Rs .

 Also I managed to get the @chicco.india toothpaste which my son loves at a good discount (approx 32% off ). This is quite rare! I have more stuff for my son comin in few days – they are from Teddy brand of clothes.

Will share details about the clothes soon!

Hope this post was informative to many!

Love

Sonali

 

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Product Review- Ryaal Anti-Aging Vitamin C 20% Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Vit E

Hey Guys!

I have been trying this product for a long time now. I had to stop using it when the weather got really hot. Mangalore city is quite hot and humid and at that time I really don’t like anything on my face except for SPF and face mists or water ! In order to give you a proper idea about this product, I had to restart using it once the climate changed. I’m sure you’ll understand as you read through the review.  So let’s get into the details 🙂

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p style=”text-align:justify;”>About the Brand:
Ryaal is a brand that is into 100% organic pure,non diluted essential oils and skin care and hair care products as well. The brand has an affordable range of essential oils and skin care products and yes! the production facility At Ryaal Essentials is certified with Haccp, Halal, Iso 9001 and Kosher Certification.

Price : Rs.499 for 30 ml

Shelf Life: 2 years

Ingredients:

Deionized Aqua, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, MSM, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Jojoba oil, Phenexyethanol, Vitamin E, Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Plant Extract, Geranium Extract, and Dandelion Extract.

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p style=”text-align:justify;”>Ryaal Vitamin C Serum Claims:
Powerful Anti-Aging Formulation – Proven to Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles & Fine Lines While Helping Boost Collagen, Fade Sun & Age Spots and Improved Skin Firming, Brightening, and Tone for a Smoother, Fresher, More Revitalized Youthful Complexion.

THE DIFFERENCE in skin treated with Ryaal Naturals Vitamin C Serum is striking. In addition to its powerful anti-aging properties, customers have reported that this proprietary facial serum has helped to shrink pores, clear up acne, prevent breakouts, and minimize the appearance of acne scars – leaving skin proudly radiating a healthier appearance that glows

HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS – Formulated with only the highest quality natural & organic ingredients, and nothing more + this concentrated vitamin c serum has not only been proven to be effective, but it’s surprisingly gentle too, and the perfect solution for even the most sensitive skin types

THE BEST MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN – Do you have an oily skin and you feel you can’t find a moisturiser that doesn’t make your face oily? Ryaal Vitamin C serum is your solution! It’s the best moisturiser for oily skin type. It keeps your skin moisturised yet clear and oil free!

Packaging:

The serum comes in a blue-bottle with a gold and black coloured dropper which gives the bottle a royal look. the detail about the product are mentioned on the bottle. The bottle reminds me of the Nykaa Essential Oil range which has a similar colour code.

Availability:
All the Ryaal products are easily available online at Amazon, Flipkart and their official website.

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Cleanse and tone face, pat dry. Spread several drops over Face, Neck and Chest and allow to absorb. Follow with Ryaal natural moisturizer. Can be used once or twice a day, morning or evening. I mostly use serums at night before I go to bed 🙂

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The consistency is medium. It feels thick on application but gets absorbed quickly.

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My Take on the Product:
I loved the packaging right from the box in which the bottle of serum was packed to the bottle itself. the colour combination of blue, black and gold gives it a royal look. however the dropper broke while I tried to open it up , which was disappointing, as I had to hunt for a substitute.

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Serums have been on my mind lately and it is really hard to find good affordable ones. However, the word serum always makes me feel that the product will be light on the skin, will not make the skin feel oily and the consistency would be thinner compared to other products.

The Vitamin C serum is medium in consistency. I have tried a serum from the brand ” the Ordinary” and it was thicker in consistency. I had stopped using the serum as Mangalore is hot and humid and applying serums and then moisturising would just make me feel hot and want to rinse my face off. However the monsoons have begun and its time for the serums and moisturisers!!!

The serum despite being thick, blends into the skin well and vanishes in a few minutes! Obviously, the effects of any serum wont be seen in a day or a week. Try it out for a month or so and you’ll definitely notice an improvement in your skin. The scars fade off and lighten, the fine lines reduce and you will love your skin.

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For those with dry skin, you will love the product and may want to apply a moisturizer as well.

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– 100 % organic, vegetarian,Handmade and paraben-free
– Attractive Packaging
– Travel friendly
– Good and affordable product in the serums segment to begin with
– Nice Citric Fragrance
– Gives the skin a glow
– No breakouts and suits all skin type
– Fades dark spots and acne scars

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– The dropper broke when I tried to fix it.

Overall, the product range from Ryaal is affordable and good for beginners and those who love organic products. I love the products from the brand and look forward to new launches (maybe in the bath and body segment!). Let me know about your experiences with the product and brand 🙂

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Hope the review helped you!
Love,
Sonali.

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Product Review-Glamisha Face Wash with Mulberry & Licorice Extracts

I have always been on the look out for a face wash that not just cleanses the skin but also immediately brightens up the skin post the wash. I came across a lot of youtubers trying out and recommending the products from Glamisha and was eager to try these out. The team at Glamisha has been really sweet and they sent over two of their products which have stormed Instagram and Youtube!

The brand Glamisha-Glamourous You! is based in Mumbai , and they bring Luxury Beauty and Personal Care products to the customers. Currently the products under their kitty include face washes, skin brightening cream, face lift cream, hair shampoo and hair conditioner. They are available in combos or single packs.

Mulberries are known for their anti-oxidant properties and may be used to promote a youthful and blemish free complexion. on the other hand, licorice has the power to make your skin brighter. it also helps in treating various skin disorders like eczema and skin rashes.

These two main ingredients in the Face Wash from Glamisha makes it different from the rest.

Price: The Tube is priced at Rs.350 for 100ml.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Packaging: The vibrant colour on the box and tube make the product stand out. Details about the brand, price, quantity, ingredients, directions on usage, etc are mentioned on the box as well as the tube. The product comes in a squeezy tube with a sturdy flip top cap which makes it easy to use.

Product: The face wash has a blue tint. A little product (pea sized drop) is enough to get ur face squeaky clean. It also instantly brightens up your skin, so make sure this face wash is in your bag at all times! The product fragrance is mild and unisex which is a bonus! Post usage, the skin tends to become a little dry, so make sure you use jut the right amount of product. It may not be suitable for dry skin types. However if you till wish to use it, make sure you use a light moisturiser post the face wash to keep your skin soft.

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What the Brand Claims: All the products have pure ingredients, essential oils and extracts which make the products highly effective yet gentle.

My Take on the product: I love this product. The consistency is just right.And in places where the humidity level is high, the skin tends to get oily and look dull. This product brightened up my skin on the first try! and I have been using it for a while now and I love it. I love the fragrance and the colour of the face wash too. Post the face wash, at night, make use of the Glamisha Skin Lightening Cream with Kojic acid Dipalmitate and Arbutin. This will help moisturise and brighten up the skin tone with time.

Pros:

  • The packaging, fragrance and colour of the product are unisex.
  • I love the fragrance of the product
  • The flip top is sturdy and makes it easy to use. No spill-outs.
  • The flip top makes it hygienic to use , the cap doesn’t fall off, locks well.
  • Paraben-free

Cons:

  • The product is priced a little higher than other brands.
  • It isn’t travel-size. So if you love the product, just transfer it into a travel sized bottle and carry it with you.
  • It has SLS and SLES

Where to purchase: The products can be purchased via Amazon.in or their website- www.glamisha.com . However, the website can be accessed only on mobiles.

So be sure to give this one a try, and let me know what you feel about the product.

Also, team Glamisha, Thank you for the products! Looking forward to trying the other products. Also, waiting to see many more products launching under the brand!

Love,

Sonali!

 

Product Review: Sorich Organics Flax Seeds Superfood

So I’m back with another Superfood review !!!! And this time its the inevitable !!! 😀 Yes, its on Flax seeds from Sorich Organics. I’m sure you all must have given this seed a try by introducing it into your diet. I remember my mother making a powder of this seed and making me have it with water. All i knew was it wasnt tasting good , but it was supposed to be good for my hair. So yeah, that was exactly how i would have flax seeds!!!! well, you don’t have to go through this troublesome tasteless procedure as there are better ways to consume Flax seeds.

The seeds definitely taste better when they are roasted and once roasted you can have it as a snack!! If you have it raw, please keep some water ready as at times it can choke or you may not like the way it feels and tastes.

About the Plant:

Flax (Linum usitatissimum), also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. The oil is known as linseed oil. In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word “flax” may refer to the unspun fibers of the flax plant. The plant species is known only as a cultivated plant, and appears to have been domesticated just once from the wild species Linum bienne, called pale flax.

Flaxseeds are also known as linseed, jawas/Alashi(Marathi), avise Ginzalu (Telugu), Cheruchanavith (Malayalam), Alsi (Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Punjabi), Agase (kannada).

You can purchase flax seeds at your local store or you could opt for organic seeds offered by Sorich Organics. To know more about the brand Click Here.

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So, in case you would love to try it out via Sorich Organics, you could read through the blog and then make your purchase via Amazon.in or if this article makes you want to give the seeds a try, you could head out to your local store and get it as well 🙂

Price: It is priced at Rs.90

Quantity: 100 gms (It is also available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)

Quality: The seeds come in resealable packages and the quality is good. No moisture , no fungus, and the seeds were crunchy. The packaging ensured the seeds didn’t go soft.

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Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging: The seeds come in an airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian. The packaging is simple with a pop of colour and informative.

Benefits of Flax Seeds:

  • Flaxseeds, sometimes called linseeds, are small, brown, tan or golden-colored seeds that are the richest sources of a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the world.
  • Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. The fibre in flaxseed is found primarily in the seed coat. Taken before a meal, flaxseed fibre seems to make people feel less hungry, so that they might eat less food.
  • The ALA fats in flax seeds benefits the skin and hair by providing essential fats as well as b-vitamins which can help reduce dryness and flakiness. It can also improve symptoms of acne, rosacea, and eczema.
  • Flaxseeds are gluten-free and are high in anti-oxidants.
  • The lignans in the flax have been shown to have benefits for menopausal women. It can be used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy because lignans do have estrogenic properties. To experience the flax seed benefits for your hormones include 1-2 tbsp of flax meal in a breakfast smoothie along with 1 tbsp of flax seed oil.

How to use Flax seeds? 

Flax seeds needn’t seem boring. It in fact can be used in numerous ways (even I wasn’t aware of all these ways! ) . You could give these a try and make some healthy changes to your regular diet 🙂

  • A small dose  (2-4tbsp)of ground flaxseeds can be added to your cereal/oats.
  • Consume ground flaxseeds with any liquid (smoothies) or consume it with a liquid on the side.
  • Soak the seeds before you put them in smoothies or juices. It pairs well with vegetable and fruit smoothies.
  • Sprinkle flaxseeds on yoghurt.
  • Add toasted flaxseeds to salads and soups.
  • Bake muffins, cakes , cookies with ground flaxseed as one of the ingredients.

For Recipes Using Flax Seeds, Check the links below:

I’m sure you will love flax seeds and love the recipes as well 🙂

 

I hope this post was informative and helpful ! Hope you loved it!

Love

Sonali.

 

References used from:

https://draxe.com/10-flax-seed-benefits-nutrition-facts/

Wikipedia

 

Product Review: Sorich Organics Raw Hemp Seeds

The word hemp itself raises eyebrows and i guess it already has done the needful here too!!!  🙂  Honestly, I never even thought that hemp could be used in our daily life!! I was surprised when I saw this package amongst the other superfoods and literally wondered what I could do with it!

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About the Plant:

Well, as you all already know, hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species and is one of the fastest growing plants !

Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products including rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation and biofuel. Hemp oil from the seeds becomes solid and can be used in the manufacture of oil-based paints, in creams as a moisturizing agent, for cooking, and in plastics (even the Hemp Foot Protector from TheBodyShop is infused with hemp seed oil! ).

Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, or made into dried sprout powder. The leaves of the hemp plant can be consumed raw in salads. Hemp can also be made into a liquid and used for baking or for beverages such as hemp milk, hemp juice, and tea.

About Sorich Organics Raw Hemp Seeds (Unhulled/Unshelled/Whole): The brand needs no introduction and if you want to know more about it, Click Here.

                                                                    

Price: Rs.90

Quantity: 100gm (Available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)

Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging:

The seeds come in airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian.

Quality:

The seeds in the package are of good quality and the packaging definitely did its job well.

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I was unaware about the benefits and uses of Raw hemp seeds and hence did a little search on these seeds, so that I could share the same with all of you and I hope this helps you as well. I just popped a few of these seeds into my mouth, and they tasted good! You can buy them on Amazon India and for brand information you could check their website SorichOrganics. If its out of stock you could get in touch with the team and they would definitely help you out 🙂

Benefits of Raw Hemp Seeds:

  • Raw Hemp seeds are generally considered as one of the oldest and most versatile crops. It is a natural blend of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and Vitamin E among various other minerals.
  • They have the most concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches and saturated fats. Hemp Seeds are one of nature’s perfect foods – a Superfood.
  • They are more digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food.
  • Raw hemp seeds can be eaten by those unable to tolerate nuts, gluten, lactose or sugar; there are no known allergies to hemp foods.
  • Most health organizations agree that the human body needs a 3 or 4:1 balance of omega 6 over omega 3. Hemp seed is the only seed where this ideal balance occurs. It does not occur in flax, almond, walnut, soybean or olive oil.

How to use raw Hemp seeds:

Raw hemp seeds van be eaten raw, roasted and also ground to be mixed in food or sprinkled on various fruit shakes and vegetable soups. They can also be eaten with cereals (I would be trying this soon )!

For recipes check the below links:

Hope this post helps you with your questions on hemp seeds and how to use them.. Let me know if you want to know how I used these seeds  in my diet.

Keep reading, keep snacking healthy!

Love

Sonali

References:

(http://www.purehealingfoods.com/hempHeartsInfo.php) and wikipedia.

 

Product Review: Pumpkin Seeds from Sorich Organics

Hey Folks!!!

Yess! I am back with another product review ! The brand  Sorich Organics needs no introduction, however, I shall post the link of my blog on the brand, right at the end of this blog post! :).

Today’s post is on another Super rich Superfood- Pumpkin Seeds!! These days,we get a lot of these seeds packed and promoted on a different level : giving us information on its benefits to health, nutritional value, etc. My mother would always tell me, during her time, once the pumpkin was cut open, the seeds were taken and dried in the sun and then they would peel off the thin shell protecting the seed and relish on the seed. It was a pass time earlier and a great snack as well!  Little did they know the benefits of snacking on this amazing little seed!  So here I am today to talk about pumpkin seeds, while i snack on them 🙂 .

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About Pumpkins! :

Pumpkins, and their seeds, are native to the Americas, and indigenous species are found across North America, South America, and Central America. The word “pepita” is consistent with this heritage, since it comes from Mexico, where the Spanish phrase “pepita de calabaza” means “little seed of squash”.

Selection and Storage:

Pumpkin seeds are generally available in prepackaged containers as well as bulk bins. Just as with any other food that you may purchase in the bulk section, make sure that the bins containing the pumpkin seeds are covered and that the store has a good product turnover so as to ensure the seeds’ maximal freshness.

Whether purchasing pumpkin seeds in bulk or in a packaged container, make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or insect damage and that they are not shriveled. If it is possible to smell the pumpkin seeds, do so in order to ensure that they are not rancid or musty.

By purchasing organic, you will avoid unnecessary exposure to potential contaminants. By purchasing raw, you will be able to control the roasting time and temperature, and avoid unnecessary damage to helpful fats present in the seeds. At the same time, you will be able to bring out the full flavors of the pumpkin seeds through roasting.

Pumpkin seeds should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. While they may stay edible for several months, they seem to lose their peak freshness after about one to two months.

About Sorich Organics Pumpkin Seeds:

Price: Rs.149

Quantity: 100gm (Available in 200gm, 400gm)

Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging:

The pumpkin seeds come in airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian.

Quality:

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The seeds are crunchy and once roasted are a good snack option!  The airtight package has definitely taken care of the product  and ensures the seeds are fresh. I love the seeds plain as well as roasted. They taste amazing.

Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:

  • Pumpkin seeds are a widely used ingredient in various cuisines. The seeds are consumed for their richness in iron and magnesium among various other minerals and proteins.
  • Pumpkin seeds are high in calories; about 559 calories per 100 g. Also, they are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and numerous health promoting antioxidants.
  • Pumpkin seeds carry good-quality protein. 100 g seeds provide 30 g or 54% of recommended daily allowance of protein. Also, the seeds are an excellent source of amino acid tryptophan and glutamate. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is a beneficial neurochemical often labeled as nature’s sleeping pill.
  • Pumpkin seeds are a very good source of antioxidant vitamin-E.
  • Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed extracts, and pumpkin seed oil have long been valued for their anti-microbial benefits, including their anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.

How to Consume Pumpkin Seeds:

  • Raw kernels can be enjoyed as healthy snacks. Whole seeds can equally be enjoyable when roasted.
  • Also, the kernels can be salted or sweetened. In Mexico, the seeds are usually toasted and flavored with salt, lime, or chili peppers, and eaten as snacks.
  • Pumpkin seeds are one of the ingredients in the Mexican mole sauce.
  • Just like other nuts and seeds, they can also be used in granolas, biscuits, bread, cookies, casseroles or baked goods.
  • The seeds also used in salads especially sprinkled over fruit/vegetable salads.
  • You may add them to desserts, particularly sundaes and other confectionaries.
  • The seeds are frequently added to enrich in meat, poultry, rice, and vegetable dishes.
  •  Add pumpkin seeds to healthy sautéed vegetables
  • Grind pumpkin seeds with fresh garlic, parsley and cilantro leaves. Mix with olive oil and lemon juice for a tasty salad dressing.
  • Add chopped pumpkin seeds to your favorite hot or cold cereal.
  • Next time you make burgers, whether it be from vegetables or meats, add some ground pumpkin seeds.

    For recipes using pumkin seeds click the links below:

  • www.archanaskitchen.com
  • www.yummly.com

I love to snack on roasted pumpkin seeds and am already finishing up this pack!!! And yes, I have already made up my mind to buy more packs of Pumpkin Seeds!!!!

Go grab your pack from www.amazon.in

Hope this review helped you 🙂

Love,

Sonali

P.S Click Sorich Organics  to read my blog on the brand 🙂

References used:

 

Product Review: Sorich Organics Sunflower Seeds

I have already spoken about the brand “Sorich Organics” (click the link to read the post) in my previous blog which will give you an introduction to the brand and its offerings. They sent over few of their organic superfoods  for me to give them out a try. So lets see, how they fare! Today the superfood put to the test is “Sorich Organics Sunflower Seeds”.

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About the Plant:

Sunflower is a tall, erect, herbaceous annual plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae, in the genus, Helianthus. Its botanical name is Helianthus annuus.

In the farm fields, sunflower heads can be ready for harvesting once they turn brown and dry. In general, the seeds intended to use in confectionery are somewhat larger, sweet, and have striped hulls.

Types of Seeds: Oil-type sunflower seeds are characterized by small size, have more oil content, and feature black hulls. However, both types of seeds can be used for either purpose.

In the stores, one may choose whole-seeds, hulled, roasted, salted, etc., for use. Avoid thin, shriveled seeds or old stocks, as they tend to be out of flavor.

Storage: At home, store whole seeds at room temperature in a bin or jar. However, sunflower kernels should be placed inside an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator.

About Sorich Organic Sunflower Seeds:

 

Price: Rs.90

Quantity: 100gm (Available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)

Shelf Life: 18 months

Packaging:

The sunflower seeds come in airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian.

Quality:

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The seeds were crunchy and are a good snack option! The airtight package has definitely taken care of the product , thereby ensuring that the consumer gets value for money.

Benefits of Sunflower Seeds:

  • Sunflower seeds are often considered a healthy companion of your snacks as they prevent thyroid.
  • They also prove to be a powerful anti oxidant and a potent source of magnesium.
  • Sunflower seeds are powerhouse of antioxidants.
  • For heart health, sunflower seeds are excellent
  • Sunflower seeds majorly balance cholesterol.
  • Sunflowers are an exceptional source of vitamin E, which plays a very important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. You can get over ninety percent of the daily value for vitamin E in only a quarter of a cup of sunflower seeds.
  • Sunflower seeds are particularly rich in magnesium, which, along with calcium is necessary for strong bones.
  • Sunflower seeds also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps produce serotonin, an important neurotransmitter.
  • Serotonin relieves tension, calms the brain and promotes relaxation.
  • The flour made from sunflower seeds is one of the richest source of Iron, hence beneficial in the treatment of anaemia.
  • vitamin E applied topically has been shown to prevent UV damage. A diet containing vitamin E-rich foods promotes this same protective effect.

How to consume Sunflower Seeds:

  • Sunflower seeds are known for being topping and sprinkler on food . They are more often consumed with breakfast and sprinkled on fruit smoothies.
  • Add sunflower seeds to your yoghurt, soup or salad.
  • Garnish mixed green salads with sunflower seeds.
  • Adding sunflower seeds to scrambled eggs will give them a unique taste and texture.
  • Use fine ground sunflower seeds to dust your meats with in place of flour.
  • Sprinkle sunflower seeds onto hot and cold cereals and desserts too.

For recipes using sunflower seeds visit www.tarladalal.com

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I have already got a bottle filled with roasted sunflower seeds and i love snacking on them. Yes, this definitely takes care of the unwanted snacks and ensures you stay healthy and lose weight too, by keeping a tab on your snacks!

Go grab your pack from www.amazon.in

Hope this review helped!!!

Love,

Sonali

References used:

  1. www.healthdiaries.com
  2. www.nutrition-and-you.com