International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part B (2019)
Food system and culture of eating in India
Dr. Durgesh Kumar Singh
India has one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a rich cultural heritage. In the sacred book of the Hindu called ‘Bhagavad Geeta’, foods are classified into three categories based on property, sanctity and quality – Sattvika, Raajasika and Taamasika. Sattvika food, which denotes food for prosperity, longevity, intelligence, strength, health and happiness includes fruits, vegetables, legums, cereals and sweets. Raajasika food, which signifies activity, passion and restlessness includes hot, sour, spicy and salty foods. Taamasika food is intoxicating and unhealthy.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Durgesh Kumar Singh. Food system and culture of eating in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(3): 87-89.