Frequently asked questions
Multigrains and Millets
Why should I consume multigrain foods made with millets?
Millets are a group of small seed grasses grown in semi dry areas of Asia and Africa. These crops are naturally pest-resistant and have smaller water footprint than wheat. Millets are nutritionally rich alkaline foods with antioxidant properties. They promote good digestion, control triglycerides and cholesterol, help optimize kidney, liver and immune system health, clean up toxins, and aid in managing diabetes and other lifestyle disorders. Each millet has its own unique benefits and a taste, which can accentuate the flavor of any meal.
Since we often don’t eat protein-rich foods on regular meal basis, getting enough protein can be a challenge. Earthspired products provide a convenient way to consume the good quality, complete proteins that your body needs. Specially formulated with selective millets, amaranth and soya, we help ensure that each meal/snack of the day provides some protein. However, it works best when combined with proteins from other sources as legumes, lean meats, low fat milk, and eggs.
How can the Earthspired multigrain flours and products be used for specific health conditions?
For diabetic or pre diabetic conditions - Special Unrefined Multigrain Flour with high dietary fibre, low glycemic index, and seed mix that regulates blood sugar levels.
For other lifestyle disorders- Whole grains, good quality protein and essential nutrients are always great to take care of health. These can be found in our High Protein Flour and Special Unrefined Multigrain Flour.
For pregnant women - Multigrain High Protein Flour takes care of the increased protein requirements during pregnancy and the high fibre content of the Special Unrefined Multigrain Flour can improve digestive health. The variety of ingredients and health benefits in our Northern and Mediterranean spiced flours makes them perfect for everyday use.
Portion Control – All flours like Multigrain high protein flour, Special Unrefined Multigrain Flour, Northern Spice Flour, Mediterranean Spice Flour can used as these provide good amount of fibre and are nutritionally balanced. With a higher percentage of millets and amaranth, these flours control portion sizes and thus help maintain weight.
Are these multigrain flours for any specific age groups?
No, these can be used by anyone and have multiple uses.
What constitutes a healthy diet?
Can these products help in weight loss?
What are low glycemic foods?
What are complex carbohydrates?
What is the difference between Earthspired and other premium healthy flours and cookies?
What goes into the cost of an Earthspired product?
The price of the Earthspired range has been designed to support small and marginal farmers as well as the women who process the raw materials. We pay a higher premium to the farmers who harvest these quality products to ensure their success. Apart from this, Mrida also supports more livelihood opportunities in rural villages to assure that an environment friendly, socially responsible and a healthy product reaches you.
We also promote the sustainable cultivation of millets and amaranth, which have a smaller water footprint, and don’t require any chemicals or additives unlike wheat and rice. The whole Earthspired range has also been specially designed for nutrition, taste, and to provide specific health benefits while reducing processing to deliver more wholesome and less carbon-intensive products.
Will Earthspired flours bake into breads and chapatis the same as wheat flour?
Are you going to come up with more products in the future?
Yes, at Mrida we are constantly working on our linkages with farmers. Product development is a continuous activity, and innovative new products catering to health and wellness market are in development to be launched soon.
Can high protein supplements/powders be harmful?
How much protein should I consume? How do I maintain good protein in a day's diet?
What is Gluten, who should avoid it, and what does gluten-free mean?
Will I lose weight If I eat a gluten free diet?
When you choose a gluten free diet you switch to whole grains other than wheat like millets and amaranth which have complex carbohydrates and high fibre and reduces your portion sizes. Complex carbohydrates provide sustained energy levels which also make you feel active and light without hunger cravings.
Your body responds to immediate change in the food habit or food behaviour which slowly it gets accustomed to. So initially a weight loss may occur. However, one should remember that a gluten free diet is not a weight loss diet.
Is the entire Earthspired range Gluten free?
How are Earthspired products good for someone with diabetes?
Does eating high amounts sugar causes diabetes?
Sugar doesn't cause diabetes. Consuming too much sugar can make put on weight. Weight gain from eating too much from any food can increase chance of a person getting into prediabetic and then diabetic condition.
Are carbohydrates bad for diabetes?
The type and amount of carbohydrate are both important. Complex carbohydrates from whole grains, millets, amaranth are good and don’t raise the blood sugar levels. Vegetables, fruits, legumes and low-fat dairy products, with an emphasis on foods higher in fibre and lower glycemic index is advised over other sources, especially those containing sugars.