Indian Food Myths

May 3, 2017

Regardless of the industry, there will always be a handful of myths that manage to circulate around the population of the world and Indian cuisine is no exception. Luckily, the team here at Royal Nawaab are ready to bust some of the most popular Indian food related myths…

Myth: Desi Ghee is bad for your heath.

Many fears over cholesterol levels and our consumption of saturated fats has lead to the almost extinction of one of the most authentic ingredients in the Indian kitchen; pure desi ghee! Contrary to popular belief, it is 65% saturated fat and 32% monounsaturated fatty acid and not many people know that MUFA’s are actually highly sought after as they help to aid cholesterol reduction.

Myth: Avoiding sugar will save you from diabetes

It’s true that avoiding sweet treats will help burn a few calories and be kind on the waist line, however it is not a get out of jail free card in terms of diabetes. The condition is a disorder that affects carbohydrate metabolism and is cased by both genetics and lifestyle. This simply means that sugar consumption is not what causes diabetes, it is the bodies inability to metabolise carbs so any sugar found in authentic Indian dishes won’t do you much harm as long as they are consumed in moderation.

If you’re looking for authentic Indian cuisine with a side order of busted mythology, get in contact with a member of the team and book in a table today! As the best Indian restaurant in London, it’ll be a meal to remember – and that’s certainly no myth!