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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peanuts-Groundnuts-Giving Healthy Food

During this week, I received a wonderful email from my beloved brother:

We are harvesting the Peanuts (ground nuts) already at EAFARMS. The harvest is not bad this time.
I already went to Anamalai Gandhi Ashramam -  today and gave them 10 kilos of the produce (Peanuts).

This is what I dreamt of when we started EAFARMS.Thanks to my brother we have achieved this and we will move forward.

In Anamalai Gandhi Ashramam, at any given point in time, there are about 50 to 60 children between the age group of 4 to 13 years. These children either don’t have the support of their parents or they are orphans by birth. People at Anamalai Gandhi Ashramam are doing an excellent good deed.

We are happy that from EA FARMS, where we practice Natural Sustainable Agriculture, we could give Organically grown peanuts to these kids at the Ashram.

Peanuts(ground nuts) are rich in energy and contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for good health.

Peanuts are filled with B-complex and niacin, which contributes to good blood flow to brain. Hence it is useful for learning kids.
Peanuts have been used to eradicate malnutrition from poor health countries (cost effectively) - Plumpy'nut.
They are also rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acids, which are good for heart and with good source of dietary protein (amino acids) they are good for healthy development.
Some of their ingredients are considered as anti-carcinogenic and play an important role against many diseases. Since fresh peanuts were given, it is very easy to boil them and boiling increases its health benefits.

So to provide 10 Kg of Organically grown healthy peanuts to these kids is a very good small but strong step we have taken towards achieving our dreams. Every day we should think - what can I give and  do it in action. That will provide the best satisfaction.

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