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Although India got its Independence on 15th August, 1947, formally the constitution of India as a republic, democratic country was implemented on 26th January, 1950. Since then, our nation celebrates Republic Day on 26th January every year. Nationhood was not a very established idea when humanity was born. Only a few hundred years ago, mankind started dividing itself on the basis of nationality.

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Celebrating Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Lohri!

dot India will be celebrating a host of Winter festivals early January. The idea is to celebrate the onset of harvest season and the importance of sun which stands for knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. As one of the most auspicious days for Hindus, Makar Sankranti is celebrated differently in different parts of India.

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In this Issue

dot Welcome to the Republic of India- The world's spiritual gateway!
dot Celebrating Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Lohri!
dot The furtive aroma of the great Indian Alphonso Mango
dot The festival of business prosperity - Toka Ebisu
dot Crop arrivals of the month
dot Flower of the month: White Carnation
dot Health benefits of Chickpeas
dot Savoury of the month: The nutty Indian brittle

The furtive aroma of the great Indian Alphonso Mango

dotThe most characteristic quality about Indian mango, specifically for the Alphonso mango is the aroma. It is this quality that makes this Indian mango so distinct and different from any other variety found around the world. The credit for this unique smell can to great extend be given to the soil and then to the climatic conditions which help in giving mango their unique aroma.

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The festival of business prosperity - Toka Ebisu

dotIn Japan, Kyoto's Ebisu Shrine hosts an annual festival every year in the month of January. Ebisu, is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune in Japanese mythology. It is the God of fishermen, luck and workingmen, as well as the guardian children's health.

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Crop arrivals of the month

dotWe have three more crop arrivals this month. The list includes - pink guava, musk melon and tamarind.

  • Tamarind
  • Pink Guava
  • Musk Melon
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Flower of the month: White Carnation

dotWhite carnations have been revered for centuries for their sweetness and loveliness, innocence and pure love. They are also known as 'flowers of God' and were cultivated more than 2000 years ago. A perennial plant, white carnation grows up to 1 to 2 feet tall.

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Health benefits of Chickpeas

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  • Hunger control
  • Cholesterol reduction
  • Versatility
  • For Women
  • An Iron booster
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Savoury of the month: The nutty Indian brittle

The famous Indian peanut brittle, traditionally known as "Chikki" or "Gachak" is a treat to have in biting winter cold. It is a must have savoury during Indian festive season of Makar Sankranti and Lohri.

Roasted nuts or sesame seeds are added to a melted layer of jaggery and then spread evenly to cut into bite size pieces. The shelf life of this healthy Indian sweet dish is high, which makes it a good option for anytime snacking! It's delicious, packed with nutrition and easy to carry.

 

About Shimla Hills Offerings Pvt Ltd.

Shimla Hills is a manufacturer, exporter and global supplier of processed, frozen fruits and vegetables, spices, pulses, grains, nuts, flavours and oilseeds. We are a Government Certified Export House driven by meticulous innovation and creativity that nurtures futuristic food trends.  

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Contact Us

Shimla Hills Offerings Pvt Ltd.
Plot No 92, Industrial Area, Shoghi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. PIN -171219.
Email: sales@shimlahills.com
Phone: + 91 177 2860601/730 
Fax: + 91 177 2860602
Web: www.shimlahills.com

 
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