Serving Superfoods at The Orchard – Part 2

Serving Superfoods at The Orchard – Part 2

This is the second part in a series of articles focused on the variety of superfood ingredients that are featured on the menu.

The more we are exposed to information on food, the more we change the way we look at it and eat it. Previously, there was a heavy emphasis on taste and that was all that mattered, but now consumers are conscious about what goes into their bodies. Healthy eating is more than a growing trend, it is here to stay. Superfoods are known for being packed with nutrients and are a big hit with healthy eaters. Yes, taste is important but the nutritious content of the ingredients that go into cooking our food is not to be overlooked. We prioritize health and wellness by incorporating several of these superfoods into our dishes.

Madua/ Finger Millet:

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Belonging to the grass family, finger millets have high nutritional value and are considered to be good carbohydrates. This superfood contains minerals in high quantities such as iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and fiber – all of which are needed to be healthy and are specifically known to be great for the heart. At The Orchard, you can enjoy the benefits of consuming Madua as our head chef uses the ingredient to make rotis, served up as a part of our Kumaoni Thali. We also make gluten free Madua and Banana Pancakes – much loved by our guests!



walnuts superfood orchard uttarakhand

The benefits of walnuts are plenty. They are known to help promote the health of the gut and minimize the risk of disease. They also are said to help control appetite levels, improve blood sugar levels and have positive effects on brain function. Delicious, healthy and served up with our desserts, walnuts are one of our chef’s go to ingredients!


Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds:

Another group of superfoods not to be overlooked are sunflower and pumpkin seeds! Boasting of high levels of fats – monounsaturated and omega 6, sunflower seeds may contribute to lowering both, cholesterol and inflammation levels. Fresh sunflower seeds are served at The Orchard 

Just like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds are also loaded with both monounsaturated and omega-6 fats. They are known to help alleviate the symptoms of urinary related problems, amongst other benefits. Both these seeds are served as salad toppings at The Orchard.

Himalayan Honey

himalayan honey

This is basically raw honey. Including honey in your diet can help boost your immunity levels. 
This superfood contains something called propolis, and it is this that gives the honey its antifungal and antiviral properties. Along with this, honey also contains antioxidants. At The Orchard





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Sumac was used as a treatment for several different ailments in medieval medicine. It is known to be a versatile spice with a tangy flavour, with powerful antioxidants and is a great addition to anti-inflammatory diets. Sumac is also known to show positive results on diabetic patients and it helps lower cholesterol levels. Its bio-active compounds have innumerable uses for both the food industry and healing. At The Orchard, we use Sumac in our salad dressings, marinades and Mediterranean food.

These are a few superfoods that find their way into your diet when staying at The Orchard. If you want to know more about other superfoods we offer, click here. Another thing we do in a bid to avoid packaged and unhealthy foods is that we bake our own breads and make our own ice creams and sorbets. Your health matters to us, so we try to inculcate healthy alternatives wherever possible to do so! 🙂

Here’s what our guests had to say:

“WOWLocally sourced, organic, beautifully presented and utterly delicious. The food was by far the most impressive element of our stay. Being a picky eater with a pedantic concern about the quality and health value of my food, I was so happy to finally be at a property in India where I was being served the absolute highest quality of fresh, gourmet cuisine.”

– Teyjas

“What more can one ask for if delectable food is paired up with a property as enthralling as The Orchard at Peora Estates. We got a chance to try a meal that comprised of the following: soup accompanied by freshly plucked leafy garden vegetables with walnuts……”

– Aditya C.

Organic, healthy and fresh. From Haldi ‘shots’ to Kumaon thaali – each a gastronomic experience.

– Rajeshwari


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