Category Archives: The Big Picture

Articles looking at the Organic food sector with a more comprehensive “Big Picture” approach

The Authenticity of Organic Products

Sesame Oil & more… Namaskaram All! Would like to share with you a few thoughts on the purity of the agricultural commodities (fruits, vegetables & groceries) that are available in the market. Its important that all of us keep a … Continue reading

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Organic Farming

Every time you buy organic, you are persuading more farmers to grow organic.  

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Turmeric Leaves for Cooking

Did you know that turmeric leaves can be used in cooking? The leaves are aromatic and very useful as a herb in cooking, since it gives a distinct flavour to the food and has a lot of nutritive value.

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Foods to Keep You Warm in Winter

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Which is More Dangerous; Cockroach or the Repellent?

Piperonyl butoxide is a compound in over 100 different products that we use from head lice killers, to mosquito repellents to veterinary pesticides to sprays that are used on our bedding and clothes. Both pyrethroids and Piperonyl butoxide are licensed … Continue reading

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Rejuvenating Oil bath using Sesame Oil

It’s one of grandma’s most popular and effective remedies for almost anything. A nice good oil bath! For many, oil bath may be a mere tradition. But this tradition has its roots in Ayurveda, one of the oldest and time-tested … Continue reading

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Make Compost Not Waste

Plastic bags, newspapers, kitchen waste, dead batteries, glass bottles, broken furniture, and a few other things… together this creates a big garbage bag from an average household, all set for its’ journey to a local municipal dust bin. But did … Continue reading

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Dhanyam Organic Superstore – Velachery

Yes! Now you can shop at your favourite organic store in Velachery! AddressDhanyam Organic Superstore, No.46, taramani link road, velachery (opp. TCS, next to NaiduHall) Store timings: 7:30 am to 9 pm Phone: 044 2243 2217

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New store launch – Dhanyam in Velachery.

Dear friends, Happy to share the exciting news – Chennai’s healthiest store is now in Velachery! Discover a huge selection of organics and much more in our newest branch. Thank you, Velachery! We look forward to serving you! Dhanyam Organic … Continue reading

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Organic Cold Pressed Edible Oil

It’s the old fashioned “Chekku Ennai”! The humble ‘chekku ennai’ or cold-pressed oil makes a comeback. Cold-pressing is the traditional method of extracting oil from seeds/fruits. The cold-pressed oil this way is packed with nutrients and health benefits, something which … Continue reading

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