Vaidya Mishra's Knowledge Newsletter
Is it possible to have a sweet fruit spread that’s delectably perfect to balance your pitta and vata doshas without aggravating kapha? With Vaidya’s Sweet Orange and Mango Chutney that’s exactly what you get – this new chutney is not just free from chemical and toxic additives, colors, and flavors, but it is formulated according to the most ancient ayurvedic principles that help balance the body and the mind through a healthy treat. It’s a delicious chutney that is great to use daily with your meals or eat alone at snack-time with some crackers!
According to the basic principles of ayurvedic pharmacology - known as dravyaguna, the natural taste of a food item is very important because it gives you information about what it is going to do in your body, what actions it is going to perform once you ingest it. This is why, in Ayurveda, plants and herbs are first and foremost categorized and evaluated according to their taste. In total, Ayurveda says there are 6 tastes: madhur (sweet); amla (sour); lavan (salty); katu (pungent); tikt (bitter); kashai (astringent).
The first three tastes are known to be vata pacifying (the sutra says: “Tatradia marutam granthi” - the first 3 tastes pacify marut/vata or the air principle). The Sweet Orange and Mango chutney contains a balance of both the sweet (madhur) and sour (amla) tastes, therefore, it pacifies all vata aspects right away – body and mind. But does this not aggravate kapha dosha - since only the bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes pacify kapha while the sweet, sour, and salty aggravate it?
Vaidya’s chutney is made of raw sweet mangos that are known to be astringent, and in this recipe, the astringent taste or “kashai rasa” counter-balances the sweet and sour properties of the chutney keeping kapha in balance.
This chutney is also pitta pacifying as the sutra says: “kashai tikt madhura, pitta manyecho kurvate”- astringent, bitter and sweet tastes all pacify pitta. The chutney contains the astringent (kashai) and the sweet (madhura) tastes that pacify pitta.
So, in a way, we can say that this chutney is almost tridoshic when kapha individuals consume it with enough spices and in moderation!
But beyond doshas, this fruit spread is very balanced because it not only contains premium ingredients but these ingredients have been meticulously put together to bind each other out, so for example, the natural pectin binds the micromolecules of the raw organic sugar so the sugar does not go into the system in a fast-forward fashion but rather at a sustained-release pace, so when you consume it you do not get a sugar high and come back for more after you’ve crashed from your high. With the sustained release of sugar, you satisfy your craving and walk away happy with a small amount! The sugar is also balanced by the ascorbic acid and all the other ingredients.
Plus, Vaidya’s chutney is naturally preserved with no hidden sodium or potassium benzoate, no synthetic flavors or colors or aromas. Only nature’s goodness of the most delicious mangoes and sweet oranges in a jar…
Organic Mango, Organic Sweet Orange, Organic raw sugar, natural Ascorbic acid.
8oz and 1.5oz
Use as a spread on bread for breakfast or as a snack, or as a side condiment to enhance your meals - lunch or dinner.
You may return unopened containers for a refund or store credit within 30 days. Please contact us before returning any items.
This product and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All of the information above is intended to be used for educational purposes only and may not be used to replace or compliment medical advice.
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