The incredible benefits of GREEN PEAS

The incredible benefits of GREEN PEAS

Green peas are always under-rated! Let’s admit it; none of us really understood the benefits of green peas or even thought of it any more than just an ‘ordinary’ vegetable. Green peas have been part of our staple diet, mostly Indians, however still under-valued! Green peas are one of the most ‘nutrient-dense’ foods with all the essential vitamins and antioxidants. Rich in vitamin K, C, folate, manganese and fibre – green peas is one of the most fibrous and delicious legumes to include and can be part of an array of cuisines.

Digestion

The digestion powers of peas are merely miraculous. Due to the high fibre content present in pea pods, it helps in good digestive health. 

Iron Power 

When you have a deficiency of iron, it leads to illnesses such as anaemia These magic green pods, has iron content that allows your body to make healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. In turn, when your body has enough iron, you can combat fatigues as well.

Immunity booster 

Rich source of vitamin C, and hence peas are fantastic to build your immunity! According to research, a single serving od peas which cover half of your daily vitamin C needs. A bonus fact is that peas also contain phytoalexins, that is an antioxidant and prevents stomach ulcers.

Eye power

 peas can also do wonders to your eye, as they are filled with carotenoid pigment lutein. This substance can help eliminate the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. This is a great source of ‘food’ to include in your diet as it can help prevent loss of vision in old age. 

Good for heart

The insoluble fibre content present helps in reducing the chances of getting heart diseases and further a stroke. Also, peas add that it helps in ensuring stable blood sugar regulation in the body.

Weight Loss

 For those who want to shed those quick pounds, peas are low in fat and also in calories. Due to the fibre content, one can even lose a significant amount of weight as it reduces the chances of binge eating highly refined food.

Good for skin

Peas, as explained before, is an excellent source of vitamin C, which in turn helps in the production of collagen. Collagen helps keep the skin glowing. When your body receives enough vitamin C, it also protects the skin from the damage.

At Shimla Hills, we manufacture frozen green peas that are packaged according to our customers’ requirements. We offer IQF frozen green peas that are of the highest quality,nutrition and favour. A common myth that we have heard continuously is that frozen items don’t retain their food – hence the same with green peas. At Shimla hills, being one of the leading exporters of agro-products, we ensure premium quality frozen peas, that even have a shelf life of 18 months from the date of manufacturing.

If you believe in enhancing your health for the better, start including Shimla Hills food items in your diet for a healthier, happier and heartier you!

Sweet Corn on Cob – Shimla Hills

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Corn is one of the most ‘famous’ cereal grains across the globe. Grown in countless countries worldwide, corn also come in varieties. Ultimately, sweet corn on cob is as healthy as a cereal grain and its rich in fibre, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.  Corn contains approximately 96 calories which is perfect for low calorie diets as well!

Corn is great for a variety of reasons including:

  1. Reduces the risk of Anemia – because corn is rich in Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron all these elements have a significant effect in the production of red blood cells. Producing enough red blood cells prevents the risk of anaemia.
  2. Boosts energy – Those who are ‘sporty’ and heavily into workouts including corn in your meals is amazing as it contains complex carbs which is digested slowly in the body and hence escalates your energy levels for a longer period of time. One cup of corn allows functioning of the brain and nervous system.
  3. Reduces blood sugar and cholesterol – Sweet corn increases the blood flow in the system and lowers cholesterol absorption. Those with diabetes it regulates insulin levels so is ideal to include in their diet too! Corn is rich in Vitamin B1, B5 and C which overall combats diseases and generates new cells.
  4. Ideal for pregnant women – Corn is rich in folic acid, and contains zeaxanthin and pathogenic acid – those who are wondering these are components that reduce the risk of birth defects. Babies in turn can be protected from issues like muscular degeneration and physiological problems.
  5. Healthy skin – Corn encourages healthy skin due to the vitamin c content and lycopene ( antioxidant) that’s encourages the production of collagen.
  6. Numerous vitamins – overall sweet corn contains a number of vitamins including; Pantothenic acid (also known as vitamin v5) , Folate; also known as vitamin b5 which is also called folic acid and as described it is helpful for pregnant women, Vitamin b6;serving various functions in your body, Niacin; also known as vitamin B3, Potassium ; which is critical for  blood pressure control and can improvise heart health.
    At Shimla Hills, we provide sweet corn that is picked when immature rather than as a grain. We are known to be the best sweet corn providers as it is rich in taste and nutrients. We manufacture IQF sweet corn kernels by the process of ‘de-husking and de-kernelling’. We follow a strict protocol for our corn and a process that provides exquisite taste, benefits and will highly benefit your overall wellbeing.

Fresh Tomatoes equals Pure Puree

Fresh Tomatoes equals Pure Puree

Today, ingredient list of a majority of dishes consists of one food item – Tomatoes or Tomato Puree. It is so because it amplifies the taste of the recipe and adds a vibrant color. Shimla Hills strives to produce and supply premium quality tomato puree, which is manufactured from farm-fresh, handpicked tomatoes of India’s largest tomato growing state, Andhra Pradesh. These tomatoes are processed through certain steps such as inspection, washing, crushing, and blanched to deactivate the enzymes. They are then meticulously filtered and carefully turned into pulp.

The pulp is mechanically heated to the desired consistency to obtain premium quality tomato puree. The resultant tomato puree is rich in texture, low in acidity and salt, and it does not contain added sugar. By following an innovative method, Shimla Hills is able to maintain the flavor as well its natural color. Shimla Hills, a tomato puree manufacturer, and supplier, also shoulders the responsibility of the best packaging to maintain the freshness.

After packaging, the tomato puree is hygienically stored in a warehouse at ambient temperature and transported using proper transportation management to be used in soups, stews, pizza, chutneys, sauce, pickles, and curries.

Consumption of tomato and its puree offers oodles of health benefits to the body. Loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamin C, tomatoes help in fighting free radicals that are known to cause prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. Tomatoes and its puree also help people with Diabetes, heart and kidney problems.

Being loaded with many benefits, tomatoes are very much versatile when it comes to consumption. It could be consumed directly in the salad, in the form of sauce or even as tomato puree.

Upholding a culture of occupational health and safety

Upholding a culture of occupational health and safety

Owing to the large size of shipping containers, heavy lifting machinery is required for their movement. Powered industrial trucks, better known as forklift truck or forklift is used to lift and move materials within short distances. Forklift is indispensable equipment in food manufacturing, warehousing and shipping operations.

At Shimla Hills, we uphold a culture of occupational health and safety and employee wellbeing. Our forklifting units are operated, inspected and tested as per industry defined standards. We deploy the best forklift design and container handling innovations to combat the possibility of accidents. All our forklift units are installed with backup alarms to alert the workers of a forklift unit in close proximity. The operators are exposed to a permissible limit of noise only to guard against NIL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss). We practice the following procedures to reduce occupational noise levels at forklifting sites:

  1. Either eliminating the noisy machinery or substituting it with a quieter plant or process.
  2. Adopting engineering controls to modify plant/ processes with an objective to reduce noise.
  3. Isolation of the source of noise from the workers by using sound absorbing surfaces, noise proof barriers and enclosures.
  4. Providing workers with personal hearing protection aids like earplugs or earmuffs.

 

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World Food Day – Celebrating the quest for food!

World Food Day – Celebrating the quest for food!

Food is an eternal quest for human race! Isn’t it? When food met fire, our brains evolved…we evolved. If you think, slightly deep enough it will dawn on you that it’s only human species that learned to cook. And though there are many differing features that set humans apart from other animal species – cooking is something that is strikingly different.

Cooking food revolutionised the way humans grew. In comparison to raw diet, cooked food offered easy to digest calories that naturally developed brain. Slowly the evolution of food, I believe led to defining discoveries and food became a commodity that was trade across the world. A simple beginning that started with raw food being stocked over fire, expanded to capturing the more subtle nuances of taste and flavour. Today food is both a necessity – a daily need for many, and still is also a luxury with no bounds.

Over a span of time humans understood the important of cooking, cultivating food, learnt the importance of earth, climates and seasons. Food brought cultures together and filled our happy moments. Food united us!

Let’s celebrate the importance of food that keeps each one of us thriving and reinforce our commitment to defeat hunger. Shimla Hills wishes you heartiest World Food Day!