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  Wax coating on fruits and vegetables.
Posted by: Samreth M - 12-10-2020, 09:54 AM - Forum: Everything Organic - Replies (1)

Most of the fruits and vegetables have natural wax coating to prevent loss of moisture and to retain their freshness.But this natural wax is easily washed off while washing off the dirt during the handling process.
This natural wax is not harmful for us .The concern raises when the fruits and vegetables are coated with artificial harmful wax and chemicals to increase their shelf life. These types of fruits and vegetables are definitely not good for our health .

SO here are few things to keep in mind when you are buying fruits and vegetables. 

Try to buy fruits and vegetables from local vendors of direct from the farmers as the harvest is fresh and doesn't need to be kept for long before being sold.So chances are likely to be very less that such harvest would be coated with artificial wax.

Secondly try to buy the dull looking fruits and vegetables instead of highly shiny fruits and vegetables. 

Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly in warm water as the wax would melt away easily if any.You can also add  vinegar to the water to wash  off the wax 

If you are unsure about the wax coating its advisable to peel the fruits if possible but keeping in mind do not peel a thick layer as it would lead to loss of the minerals and vitamins which are found underneath the skin of most fruits and vegetables. 

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  How to choose bell peppers or capsicum
Posted by: magnolia - 12-09-2020, 01:14 PM - Forum: Everything Organic - No Replies

There are three things you should consider when buying bell peppers.
The first is its appearance. If you find any shriveling or sunburn spots or signs of decay. It's best to overlook that one and find another fresher looking capsicum.

The second one is the lobes. As long as the pepper has none of the above defects the number of lobes does not matter. A bell pepper with 2 or 3 lobes is as healthy as a four-lobe pepper.

The last thing to consider is the purpose of why you are buying the pepper. If you are cutting it up for a salad it doesn’t have to be flawless. If it's for cooking then a four lobe pepper is best.

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  How to start living organically - Part 4
Posted by: thegreensoul - 12-08-2020, 10:15 AM - Forum: Everything Organic - No Replies

Part 4 of our series in how to start living organically is to check the labels.


Check the labels

When you buy any product remember to check the ingredients and the nutritional table of the product. If there are ingredients you don’t recognize then think for a minute if you would add these ingredients if you were making the same at home.



Part 1: [/url]How to start living organically - Part 1 (livelifefarmfresh.com)
Part 2: [url=https://livelifefarmfresh.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=351]How to start living organically - Part 2 (livelifefarmfresh.com)
Part 3: How to start living organically - Part 3 (livelifefarmfresh.com)

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  Tulsi plant & its benefits
Posted by: Shanaz - 12-07-2020, 10:17 AM - Forum: Everything Organic - No Replies

The Tulsi plant has been a part and parcel of Indian culture for centuries. Its health benefits are innumerable. There are three types of Tulsi plants in India, Krishna Tulsi, Rama Tulsi and Vana Tulsi.


Here is a list of the few health benefits that the Tulsi leaf offers.

Boosts immunity

Vitamin C and zinc present in Tulsi acts as a natural immunity booster and keeps infections at bay. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which protect against a variety of infections.

Stress reliever

Basil is known to bring your cortisol levels down and make you feel relaxed.

Soothes indigestion

Tulsi soothes your stomach and relieves indigestion issues. Just add half a teaspoon of fresh basil leaves to your smoothies or meals if you’ve been facing constipation or bloating, and notice the difference.

Prevents greying of hair

Tulsi is a natural remedy to fight against early greying of the hair. Take a few fresh tulsi leaves and mix it with amla powder. Make the paste the night before and apply it in the morning before you wash your hair for good results.

Gets Rid of Acne

You can make a powder of tulsi leaves and leave it on your face for a few minutes every day. The daily use of tulsi will get rid of the dirt, grime and flush out the toxins from your skin, cleansing and revitalizing your face.

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  Should you deseed tomatoes?
Posted by: magnolia - 12-05-2020, 10:26 AM - Forum: Everything Organic - No Replies

The tiny yet powerful tomato seeds are rich in nutrition and are one of the healthiest foods around. These seeds are very good for overall health and for the skin. Below are a few of the benefits they offer.


  1. Lowers blood pressure 
Potassium present in tomato seeds is beneficial in maintaining blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.


  1. Strengthens immune system
Tomato seeds contain vitamin C that strengthens our immunity. Regular consumption of small amounts of tomato seed powder can strengthen your immune system.


  1. Maintains Cholesterol level
High cholesterol can lead to heart diseases. The dietary fiber found in tomato seeds can help in controlling the bad cholesterol levels.


  1. Aids digestion
Tomato seeds are rich in dietary fiber and contain digestible amino acid which aids digestion.


  1. Improves skin health
Our body is nourished with antioxidants due to the high content of vitamin C of tomato seeds. These antioxidants, help in achieving unblemished skin and makes the skin less prone to wrinkles.


Over the years tomato seeds have gotten a bad reputation due to various misconceptions that consumption of the seeds would lead to kidney issues.  Various studies have demonstrated that having tomatoes or tomato seeds does not cause the growth of kidney issues. But, these seeds can be unsafe for individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for kidney stones & other kidney-related issues.

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  Adding links to your thread
Posted by: magnolia - 12-04-2020, 11:22 AM - Forum: How to post on the forum - No Replies

When posting links there are three ways you can choose to do it:

1. you can click on the link icon and paste the link 

https://livelifefarmfresh.com/forum/show...hp?tid=360

and it will appear as:

https://livelifefarmfresh.com/forum/show...hp?tid=360

which is very long and not so good looking.

2. click the link icon, paste the link and add a description and it will appear as below

How to grow microgreens at home

3. The final method is just your good old copy and paste and it will appear as below

How to grow microgreens at home (livelifefarmfresh.com)

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  How to post a thread on the forum
Posted by: magnolia - 12-04-2020, 11:05 AM - Forum: How to post on the forum - No Replies

To post a new thread on the forum open any of the forum eg. everything organic and click on post thread and you can post your opinions, any new information or questions.

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  How to grow microgreens at home
Posted by: magnolia - 12-04-2020, 10:06 AM - Forum: Everything Organic - No Replies

Things you will need:

  1. A shallow container
  2. seeds
  3. Soil or tissue paper for growth medium
  4. A spray bottle filled with water
Seed selection

As a beginner you can use seeds you would find in your homes such as fenugreek, mustard, coriander, fennel and basil seeds as these can be easily grown as microgreens.

The container

Microgreens don’t need to be planted deep to grow so a shallow pot or a shallow container would be enough to grow your microgreens. Make sure to place a few drainage holes so that any excess water can be drained.

The growing medium

Living in the metro, it can be hard to find soil around unless you buy it. So for growing microgreen, if you don’t have any soil handy you can just layer a couple of tissue papers and use that as your growing medium.

Putting it altogether

Once you’ve selected the seed or seeds you want to grow, layer the container with soil upto one or two inches thick (or the tissue paper) and spray it with water to make the growing medium moist.

No perfection is needed when you plant microgreens, so just go ahead and spread those seeds any which way. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and spray it with water.

Keep the tray in a place where there is no direct sunlight so that the soil doesn't lose its moisture and allow the seeds to germinate.

Once the seeds start to germinate, expose them to indirect sunlight so that the leaves don’t dry up. Ideally, by the 10th or 12th day you can harvest the seeds, as they might become bitter the longer you wait to harvest them.

Things to keep in mind

Ensure to use seeds that have not been treated with any chemicals 
Don’t over water your microgreens

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  Little Farmer Competition
Posted by: magnolia - 12-02-2020, 02:48 PM - Forum: Little Farmer Challenge - Replies (2)

Do you have a little farmer at home, a child or a teenager who likes to garden, or likes to get their hands dirty?

Then, Live Life Farm Fresh would like to invite you to have your little ones take part in our “Little Farmer” competition to nurture and encourage their love for nature and eating toxin-free food.


Age group: upto 17years
Prize: rs.2000 gift voucher
Competition closes: 19th December


Competition guidelines

What to grow: any type of microgreen

How to take part:

  1. Follow our fb or Instagram page 
  2. upload the image of your child with their microgreen  tag @livelifefarmfresm and hashtag #littlefarmercompetition. 

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  Benefits of Avocado
Posted by: Shanaz - 12-02-2020, 10:35 AM - Forum: Everything Organic - No Replies

In the recent past, people have become more aware of the health benefits of avocado. While the majority of fruits consists mainly of carbohydrates, avocado is rich in healthy fats.

Below are a few of the benefits.

Avocados are rich in nutrients

Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium. It also provides lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Healthy for the heart
Avocados contain plant sterols like beta-sitosterol and regular consumption of these sterols in avocados has been seen to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Great for vision
Avocados contain phytochemicals like lutein and zeaxanthin. These phytochemicals are especially concentrated in the tissues in the eyes where they provide antioxidant protection to help minimize damage.

Avocado contains more potassium than banana

The presence of potassium is higher in avocado than in banana. This aids in maintaining the body’s electrical gradients. High potassium intake has also been found to reduce the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, and kidney failure.

Avocados are high in fiber
Avocados are highly beneficial for those suffering from poor digestion or constipation thanks to the high concentration of fiber. Fiber plays an integral role in digestive health. Avocados consist of soluble fiber which turns water into gel and insoluble fibers which improves movement of material during digestion.

These are just a few of the benefits that avocados offer. Other benefits include aiding in weight loss, improved oral health, prevents osteoporosis, inhibits the grown of cancer, etc.

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