Jan 2, 2018

Plant-based Sources of Macro and Micro-nutrients

I believe in eating balanced, wholesome meals. I don't pick a certain ingredient, just because it is low in carbs, high in protein, high in calcium etc.  A typical Indian vegan meal is complete, with all the essential macro and micro-nutrients. But off late, the nutrition discussion topics have shifted to specific nutrients, due to which the packaged food industry is thriving with the help of fortified vitamins and tags like #lowfat, #highprotein, #highcalcium etc.

Plant-based sources have all the nutrients that we need and we don't need to look elsewhere to get our vitamins and minerals. This project of understanding various nutrients is my sincere attempt to put an end to the expensive imports, packaged food claims and fad diets that tend to put certain nutrients on a high pedestal and bring down others.

Here's a compilation of the list of plant-based sources of various macro and micro-nutrients. Will keep this list updated as I add more.

Macro-nutrients:
Protein
Fibre

Micro-nutrients:
Vitamins:
Vitamin-A
Vitamin-C

Minerals:
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Zinc

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