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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
October 15, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

This is where the India Protein Score can be of help. Recently launched by the Right To Protein initiative with LabelBlind®, the India Protein Score rates high protein prepackaged foods and beverage products, including dairy and dairy-based products, that are commonly available in Indian supermarkets to help dairy consumers maximize their protein intake.

Which are the best dairy products available in India supermarkets, as per the India Protein Score?

Milk: An attributive of the word dairy, 100 ml of milk contains nearly 3.3 grams of protein, making it a rich and commonly available source of protein.

Featured milk brands with a high protein rating: Mahananda, Nestle, Mother Dairy, Provilac, Sarda, Gokul, Nandini, Courtyard Farms and Heritage.

Paneer: A popular favorite among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, paneer or cottage cheese is known for its versatility in north Indian cooking. The average protein content per 100 grams of paneer is 18.3 grams.

Featured paneer brands with a high protein rating: ID Fresh Foods, Amul, Mother Dairy, Akshayakalpa, Fresho Organic, Gowardhan, Nandini, Punjab Sind, Sumeru and Prabhat.

Cheese: It’s hard to come by someone who doesn’t love this dairy derivative! Cheese is widely popular as an indulgent addition to just about any meal or snack. The average protein content per 100 gm of cheese is 24.1 grams.

Featured cheese brands with a high protein rating: RRO, Amul, Britannia, Go Cheese Slice, Epigamia, Nutoras and Courtyard Farms.

Flavored Yogurt: The wide range of flavors available makes it easy for even the pickiest eater to find a favorite. The average protein content per 100 gm of Greek yogurt is 3.4 grams.

Featured flavored yogurt brands with a high protein rating: Epigamia, Nutoras and L’Exclusif.

The Alternatives

For those who are lactose intolerant or prefer a vegan diet, dairy products can be replaced with soy or nut-based foods. For example, Soy Milk has 3.3 grams of protein in 100 ml from brands like So Good, Silk Organic, Soy Milky, and Sofit Soy Milk that have received an average of 4.0 rating or more. Similarly, a dairy-free alternative to paneer is Tofu that has 8.1 grams of protein in 100 grams, which is way higher than the paneer itself. Commonly available tofu brands in India include Briyas, Murginns, Urban Platter, and Mori-Nu.

Beyond essential nutrient delivery, dairy foods can play an important role in positive health outcomes. High-protein diets, of which dairy is an important part, can help promote muscle repair and recovery, maintain a healthy weight, curb hunger, and ensure gut health. However, the key to eating it right is by making informed shopping choices using the India Protein Score!

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
October 11, 2020

Right To Protein Team

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Proteins aren’t considered the building blocks of our bodies for nothing – snacks high in protein that are eaten between meals can reduce hunger, prevent overeating at mealtimes, and can help maintain weight loss. In fact, there are plenty of portable, non-perishable ways to sneak in some protein, without having to spend hours in the kitchen!

To help you, the Right to Protein initiative partnered with LabelBlind® to identify, round up and rate high protein prepackaged foods and beverage products that are commonly available in Indian supermarkets. Nearly 1750 products across 150 brands from 18 categories are enlisted in the India Protein Scoreand this includes foods that are perfect for busy WFH days!

Here’s are some of the best high-protein snacking options –

Nut Butters

Almond and peanut butter may be the most popular nut butters, but don’t under appreciate the power of coconut or pumpkin seeds butter. They are energy and brain power boosters and can help with memory impairment. There are plenty of brands available in India with high protein, low sugar versions. So get creative – drizzle some peanut butter over a bowl of oatmeal, smear almond butter over a slice of whole grain toast or apple slices to fuel your snack game!

Soy Milk Drinks

Naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free, soy milk is not only a common dairy alternative, but also an excellent source of protein! Soy milk is an easy swap and works in a variety of breakfast and snack dishes, like smoothies and parfaits or even as creamer to your coffee!

Nuts, Seeds & Trail Mix

Trail mix is a snack with vastly different blends of ingredients. It can include dried fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, coconut, and sometimes chocolate, to create a super craveable blend of salty and sweet. You can also consume a mixture of nuts and seeds that include almonds, pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds. Featured brands in the India Protein Score report all have a 4.0+ rating, which make for good midday snack options. But remember, since there are lots of nutrient-dense foods in this snack, eating it mindlessly out of the bag will tally up to hundreds of calories before you know it. The recommended serving size for most trail mixes is 1/4 cup, which is about one handful.

Biscuits & Cookies

In India, dipping a biscuit in chai is quite a ritual – and you don’t need to give up on this just yet! All you need to do is make mindful choices. Instead of reaching for buttery, creamy cookies, opt for those that contain coconut, oatmeal, or peanut butter to power up your afternoon pick-me-up. Look for brands like Feel Mighty, Lo! Foods, The Health Factory, Nourish Organics, Ketofy, HYP and Flat Tummies whose nutrition-rich versions of your beloved sweet treats have high protein scores!
So, the next time you go to the grocery store, don’t get overwhelmed. Instead, use the India Protein Score as your guide to shop for the healthiest store-bought high-protein snacks. If you’re looking for more protein-packed goods, check out the Protein Index for the best whole food options!

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

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,

Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

1
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Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
October 9, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. As we all know junk and un-healthy eating is the main culprit behind a plethora of diseases and concerns. Hence, with little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

*Stock up on eggs at all times
Eggs are easily available, affordable, and are considered one among the healthiest foods that ensured you have consumed a protein-rich diet. Along with high-quality protein, they are packed with vitamins, iron, minerals, and other nutrients such as lutein that help fight diseases. They are also one of the most versatile pantry staples that are easy and quick to cook and versatile in nature. From scrambled egg, Parsi-style akuri and omelet to shakshuka and egg curry, there’s lots you can rustle up within minutes.

*Soak pulses overnight
Wondering what to cook the next day just before going to bed? All you need to do is pick a pulse of your choice and soak it overnight. From rajma, chickpeas, Soy to moong beans, and black beans all are great sources of protein. Moong, for instance; contains 24 gm protein, while rajma is packed with 22.9 gm protein (both per 100 gm servings). Soaking them overnight helps break their enzymes, making them easier to cook in less time and leading to better absorption of their nutrients in our body.

*Stock up on healthy snacks
Now that we are at home, most of us have gotten into a habit of taken multiple rounds of the kitchen throughout the day to munch on chips and other comfort foods, only after an hour of having a meal. At such times, it’s best to have healthy snacks around the house. So that whenever boredom or hunger kicks in, we have healthy snacks at our disposal and at close distance. You can stock your pantry with almonds, walnuts, makhana, or make DIY energy balls with oats, dates, and maple syrup as a healthier substitute for sugary desserts. Grabbing a bowl of yogurt, sipping on buttermilk, or fixing sprouts bhel for yourself are also fuss-free ways of snacking healthy.

*Consume dairy every day
In our rush to meet work deadlines, we often forget to have that morning glass of milk or go through the day without consuming the very essential thing- healthy food. Milk and its derivatives such as yogurt, paneer, cheese, and buttermilk are not only a rich source of high-quality protein but also vitamins, calcium, and other minerals that keep our bones strong, improve heart health, aid digestion among other health benefits. So, it’s essential to include some amount of dairy in our diets every day, whether it’s paneer sabzi, a cheesy bake, or simply, raita.

*Eat your dinner early
what you eat is important, but even important is when you eat. Studies have shown that a late dinner can impact metabolism and affect health negatively. Eating early dinner, on the other hand, is better for digestion, getting good sleep, and maintaining heart health.

These tips and tricks are not only easy to remember but also effortless to include in our fast-paced, hectic routines. With these, you will not only help your body meet its protein requirements but also get to your healthy eating on track.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
September 29, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

When you pick up a box of cereal or health food drink or even regular groceries items like milk and atta (wheat flour) you’ll find a list of nutritional ingredients on the package. But, you may not think to read all those tiny numbers but taking a few minutes to understand them can do your health a lot of good. Reading labels on any packaged food product can be tricky especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. This difficulty may be more pronounced when you are on the lookout for high-protein foods in the market.

To make smart choices on your next shopping haul refer to the India Protein Score Report – a handy guide that can help you identify high protein pre-packaged food and beverages available in the market to make healthier choices!

Pick What’s Best For You With India Protein Score – 

Soy Atta vs Wheat Atta

You might be in a fix if you have to pick which is the healthier choice, but according to the India Protein Score report, atta has 13.11 gm of average protein content per 100 gm, while soy products have 33.41 gm of avg protein content per 100 gm. Soy flour has a protein rating of 5, which is the highest on the scale. Since the protein content of soy flour is much higher in this case, it is a better option to fulfill your nutritional requirements.

Almond Milk vs Cow’s Milk

With no surprise, Almond milk is more nutritious than regular milk and is known to have a richer taste and lower calories. Half a glass of regular milk contains 3.2 grams of average protein content per 100 ml, while half a glass of soy milk contains 0.4 grams of average protein content per 100 ml. Almond milk is typically fortified to be a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D, when compared to cow’s milk.

Milk-based dairy products vs soy milk-based dairy products 

There’s a huge difference between the two! Milk-based products contain 3.28 gm of average protein content per 100 grams, while soy milk-based products have 33.41 gm of average protein content per 100 grams. So, stock up on tofu and other soy milk-based products to get your fill of protein!

Getting value for your money on ‘high protein’ prepackaged foods

The best way to way to avoid being misled by product labels, the next time you go out for shopping or buying household items, is by saving a copy of your protein report card on your phone, or by checking the protein content in various food on Protein Index

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

India Protein Paradox
September 23, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

Whether one tries to eat healthier, or fuel up their body for long hours, or tries to increase their immunity to fight this pandemic, all the above have one thing in common and that is consuming protein will help them achieve all the above.  Hence, it’s smart to be sure your family is consuming enough of protein, AKA: the building block of our body, which helps our body build and repair tissues.

If you’re planning your weekly menu and confused about the dishes to include, or thinking about eating something healthy, in less time we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the below protein-rich recipes that can be made using easily accessible food sources that are sure to please your taste buds too.

Soya Chaap 

Main Ingredient: Soy

This dish is packed with the goodness of soya, which constitutes as much as 52gm of protein (per 100g serving) and is one of the best sources of plant-based protein, that can be enjoyed by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:

1/2 cup soya beans soaked overnight

1/2 cup soya chunks

1 cup all-purpose flour

Salt to taste

Water

Method:

  1. Drain and grind soaked soya beans into a fine paste.
  2. Cook soya chunks in boiling water till soft. Transfer to a cold water bowl for five minutes.
  3. Squeeze excess water and blend them into a paste.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine both pastes, all-purpose flour, and salt. Knead the mix into a soft dough using water as required.
  5. Roll the dough into chapati-like discs and cut long, wide strips.
  6. Wrap each on a popsicle stick. Cook them in a pot of boiling water and then, allow them to cool in an ice water bowl.
  7. Marinate and grill the chaaps as a tandoori treat or add them in curries of your choice.

Paneer Tikka Wrap

Main Ingredient: Paneer

Indulge in a healthy wrap stuffed with soft and creamy paneer, which is not only a great source of protein (18.3gm per 100gm serving) but also rich in vitamin B and calcium, helping bones get stronger and reducing the risk of heart ailments.

Prep Time: 60 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2 people

Ingredients:

1 bowl of paneer cubes

½ cup hung curd whisked

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

¾ tsp garam masala

¼ tsp cumin powder

½ tsp coriander powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp gram flour

1 cup whole-wheat flour

Oil

Salt

Water

Method:

  1. Combine curd with dry spice powders, ginger-garlic paste, gram flour, lemon juice, salt, and 1 tsp oil. Adjust masalas as per taste.
  2. Mix the paneer cubes gently. Marinate for an hour.
  3. Combine flour, oil, salt, and water to knead the dough.
  4. Roll out thin roti’s and cook on both sides with little oil.
  5. Skewer marinated paneer and grill in the oven or on a non-stick pan.
  6. To assemble the wrap, line paneer tikka along the roti’s center, add onion rings and chaat masala (optional), and fold both sides.
  7. Serve hot with mint chutney.

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Main Ingredient: Chicken

Lighter than its mutton version, this dish is not only full of flavor but also a protein-rich meal because chicken contains high-quality amino acids along with other nutrients such as vitamin B12, zinc, and iron.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

Servings: 2-3 people

Ingredients:

2 cups (500gm) chicken

½ cup thick curd whisked

1½ tbsp coriander leaves chopped

½ cup mint leaves chopped

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

3 green chillies slit

1 tsp red chilli powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp biryani masala

½ cup onion finely sliced and fried

A pinch of saffron soaked in lukewarm milk

1½ cup rice half-cooked

2 tbsp ghee

3 tbsp oil

Salt

Method:

  1. Mix curd with ginger-garlic paste, dry spice powders, mint, coriander, green chillies, half of the fried onion, and salt. Check salt and spice levels before adding the meat. Marinate for half an hour.
  2. In a deep bottom vessel, heat 2 tbsp oil, and 1 tbsp ghee. Add marinated chicken and cook for three-five minutes.
  3. Layer the meat with half-cooked rice. Sprinkle remaining mint leaves, fried onion, saffron milk, and ghee.
  4. Cover with a lid and use the dough to seal its sides (optional). Cook for 30 minutes.
  5. For an extra protein punch, add boiled eggs and serve hot with raita.

With these recipes, you can not only enjoy delicious food at home but also, get a chance to score Grade A in our Protein Report Card, an initiative that helps you self-assess your protein intake and gives you a grade of where you current consumption of protein falls.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

India Protein Score
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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

India Protein Score
,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Low Carbohydrate Diet
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

India Protein Score

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score
September 21, 2020

Right To Protein Team

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

With Indians now moving towards healthier and active lifestyles, the momentum behind healthy eating has been getting stronger. But, for anyone juggling a busy schedule, finding the time and energy to prepare meals from scratch can be near impossible. Enter: pre-packaged foods.

Pre-packaged foods are often criticized for their long ingredient lists, trans fats, and sodium, but not all are created equal. There are healthier options available in the market – ones with high protein and healthy fats and without artificial additives – that can supplement the use of whole foods. To ensure that you’re selecting a product that is health-supportive and meets your nutrition goals, the first step is to start reading food labels.

For most shoppers, it may be challenging to decipher if the product actually meets their dietary needs. This is a big cause for concern for both consumers and brands, especially if the decision to purchase certain foods is done with specific diets and health requirements in mind – as in the case of protein. This is why Right To Protein partnered with LabelBlind®, India’s first food rating system to develop the India Protein Score – a handy guide that can help consumers identify high protein pre-packaged food and beverages available in the market to make informed, healthier choices!

What is the India Protein Score?

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

So, if you are in a constant battle with yourself to pick between two popular brands of your favorite food, make a selection based on its Protein Score!

The report features products from over 150 brands available in your local supermarket, across 18 categories that include whole grains, atta, savory snacks, dairy and dairy products, soy products, ready-to-eat meals, bread, breakfast cereals, and nut butter among others. If the brands that you purchase are a part of this report, you’re on the right track to becoming protein sufficient.

Why do you need it? 

The Indian Consumer Market 2020 report revealed that in urban areas, beverages, refreshments, and processed foods account for the highest monthly expenditure, while rural households spend the most on cereals; Indians spend only one-third of their food budgets on protein-rich foods. Additionally, the Protein Paradox study also revealed that the majority mothers (the food purchase decision-makers of most Indian households) are unable to correctly identify more than 3 out of 11 protein-rich products and instead, incorrectly believe that the basic Indian diet consisting of just roti, dal and rice is enough to meet her family’s daily protein needs. As a result, Indian households hold back protein intake to a pinch with basic staples, as most protein sources remain unidentifiable.

The India Protein Score then becomes one possible solution to ensuring consumers do not overlook protein-rich foods due to lack of knowledge and understanding.

The last word

Adopting a healthy, protein-rich diet starts with knowing its Protein Score. Making this your go-to guide will help you exercise your Right To Protein!

To download the complete report, visit Right To Protein

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

navratri-realistic-traditional-background_52683-44495
,

Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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, ,

World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Low Carbohydrate Diet
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

PCOS Diet
,

Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.