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!

Shimla Hills: Coconut Water Juice Concentrate

Shimla Hills: Coconut Water Juice Concentrate

Coconut Water Juice Concentrate is low in calories, naturally fat-free, and potassium enriched drink. Also called “Mother Nature’s sports drink”, Coconut Water Juice Concentrate contains less sodium and more potassium than a sports drink. Many professional sports players credit the Coconut Water Juice Concentrate for keeping them on their feet for hours throughout the games. It even prevents cramping even in the hottest and most humid conditions.

Here are some health benefits of Coconut Water Juice Concentrate for you.

  1. Tonic for Heart

Cholesterol and fat-free Coconut Water Juice Concentrate offers cardioprotective benefits by lowering low-density lipoprotein or ‘bad cholesterol’ and increasing high-density lipoprotein or ‘good cholesterol’ levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.

2. A boon for skin

When consumed regularly, Coconut Water Juice Concentrate can work wonders for your skin. It not only helps beat skin problems like acne and uneven skin tone but can also get rid of blemishes. Being a natural moisturiser, Coconut Water Juice Concentrate can make your skin appear younger and more supple.

3. Aids in digestion

Digestive issues like bloating and acid reflux don’t stand a chance in front of the magical properties of Coconut Water Juice Concentrate. Not only does it contain enough fibre to boost your digestion, its naturally occurring enzymes like diastase, catalase, and peroxidase can effectively help in the digestion of your food.

4. Enriched with antioxidants

Consumption of Coconut Water Juice Concentrate helps neutralise the damage caused by free radicals inside your body. These free radicals are a by-product of metabolism, which can cause cellular damage. Antioxidants in the Coconut Water Juice Concentrate fight these unstable molecules and help prevent several ailments like heart disease and high blood pressure.

5. Promotes healthy weight loss

Coconut Water Juice Concentrate is an ideal drink when it comes to healthy weight loss as it is low in calories and easy on your stomach. This light and refreshing drink contain various bioactive enzymes that aid in digestion and boost fat metabolism. Being rich in potassium, Coconut Water Juice Concentrate also helps balance out sodium and eliminates water retention. It also flushes out excess toxins from your body.

6. Rehydrates the body

Coconut Water Juice Concentrate is rich in electrolytes and, therefore, an excellent source to rehydrate your body in case of fluid loss and dehydration due to excessive diarrhoea, vomiting and excessive sweating. Apart from being a great thirst quencher, it is also a good source of carbohydrates which uplifts your energy level.

7. Lowers Blood Pressure

Packed with Vitamin C, Potassium and Magnesium, Coconut Water Juice Concentrate is a boon for people with hypertension. The adequate supply of electrolytes and Potassium in Coconut Water Juice Concentrate neutralises Sodium and is highly recommended to those looking to maintain their blood pressure levels.

Shimla Hills Coconut Water Juice Concentrate is made from 100% natural coconut water. This exceptionally rich in taste and flavourful juice concentrate is infused with all the goodness and will provide you with the nourishment of a coconut.

Sweet Corn on Cob – Shimla Hills

Sweet Corn on Cob – Shimla Hills

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.

Yellow Maize

Yellow Maize

Yellow Maize originates from the Spanish word “maiz” and is also known as “Yellow Corn”. It was first used by the people in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Being one of the most important cereal crops, it is a primary source of nourishment and is rich in carbohydrates, fats, proteins and some of the most important vitamins and minerals.

Let’s find out the health benefits of consuming Yellow Maize.

  1. Keeps constipation at bay

One cup of Yellow maize contains high dietary fibre, which amounts to 18.4% of the daily recommended intake value. It eliminates digestive problems while keeping constipation and haemorrhoids at bay. Research states that a corn barn is better than a wheat barn in relieving constipation as it’s a whole-grain. The high fibre content in Yellow maize aids in reducing the chances of suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diarrhoea.

  • A friend of underweights

As a rich source of calories, Yellow maize is often consumed for quick and healthy weight gain as it contains 96 calories per 100 grams.

  • Provider of essential minerals

Yellow maize is the perfect source of several essential minerals that provides proper nutrition to the bodyin fighting ailments. It’s an important source of Mn, Mg, Fe, Cu, and P. But the nutritional values of corn can vary as per the way it’s harvested or processed. The best way to preserve its nutritional content is by eating it whole or as popcorn and avoid steaming, roasting, or boiling it. Yellow maize contains minerals that are difficult to find in most diets, and these minerals help regulate bone health, optimal kidney functioning and heart rate.

  • Cares for your eyes and skin

Yellow maize is one of the best sources of beta-carotene. It helps the body to formulate vitamin A and aids in maintaining good vision and skin.

  • Helps managing Diabetes

Diabetes has become common in today’s world, and it is generally related to nutrition. Studies say that consuming Yellow Maize helps in decreasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Eating Yellow Maize kernels aid in the management of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM). Yellow maize is very effective against hypertension as it can regulate the absorption and release of insulin in the body and helps people maintain a healthy lifestyle.

6. Energy booster

Due to the presence of complex carbohydrates in it, Yellow maize gets digested at a slower pace, providing energy for a longer time. One cup of Yellow maize contains 29 grams of carbs. It not only provides energy but also aids in the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.

7. Pregnancy care   

Both mother and baby benefit from the advantageous properties of Yellow maize. It reduces the risk of congenital disabilities, as it is rich in folic acid, zeaxanthin and pathogenic acid. It protects the baby from the most common birth defects, such as muscular degeneration and physiological problems.

At Shimla Hills, we only supply premium quality Yellow maize obtained from the most fertile regions. Our best and most nutritional Yellow maize helps you live a healthy life while providing several other health benefits.  

IQF Mixed Berries

IQF Mixed Berries

IQF has gained significant popularity over the last few years and has been used for various fruits and vegetables. For those unaware IQF is identified has a technique under which each piece of food is frozen separately. Some might wonder what the purpose is? Rather than freezing food pieces together, and selling them in blocks each fruit or vegetable is chilled individually and through a specific technology, is what makes IQF fruits and vegetables easier to work with.

Today the topic is based on IQF mixed berries. Berries are excellent and the perfect ‘fill’ for baked goods like pies, muffins, ice lollies and much more. The best part about berries is its nutritional value, fibre, antioxidants and even them being low in calories. Fortunately, despite the ‘charade’ that frozen food isn’t healthy for you – with berries freezing doesn’t eliminate the nutritional content. Berries can be relished all year round, and have the most profound health benefits.

A quick recap of the benefits of the IQF process:

  1. Cost-saving – Efficiency
  2. High Quality
  3. IQF foods freeze better
  4. Premium freshness

Now, why mixed berries should be included in your diet?

  1. Gut health improvement – mixed berries promote gut health, and is great for the fibre intake. The limited fibre in our diet, is a common problem that many faces across the globe. Adding mixed berries to your regime can change your gut.
  2. Heart health power-boosting heart health is due to the polyphenols, micronutrients and fibre, which in turns improvises the cardiovascular health. The combination of the berries works together to reduce inflammation in the body, which has positive results for the heart.
  3. Slows Aging process- the antioxidants in mixed berries reduce the oxidative stress in our system and also works on one of the most significant organs; our skin. The antioxidants allow the skin to combat free radicals that cause wrinkles and premature ageing. Mixed berries smoothen your skin, and are great for an anti-ageing boost.
  4. Works better for Insulin response – even though fruits are carbs, hence berries do contain carbohydrate. However, they can still be added to a diabetic diet, and eating berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries etc. have shown to improve blood sugar levels and also helps in the insulin response sensitivity. Another study conducted proved that women who had berries with their meals required less insulin to process in the body as compared to eating a meal alone.
  5. Complements many diets – those whoa are extremely health conscious and with dietary restrictions can easily add a cup of mixed berries in their diet and not ‘break’ it. Berries are compatible with various diets including vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and even Keto to a certain extent.

At Shimla Hills, we have the highest tier of IQF mixed berries for our customers all across the world. With our mixed berries, you can be rest assure of long-lasting freshness, the best taste, texture and natural sweetness. All available at reasonable prices and options. We also take pride in ensuring that all our fruits and vegetables are free from GMO and then are further selected to be frozen. We are known to be the most trusted brand provider for IQF fruits and vegetables, make the switch and enjoy the enriching benefits of mixed berries.