Milk and Coconut: (DTE 1 - 15 September 2020)

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Milk

Nutrient-Rich Drink: Milk
  • Nutrient-rich drink that contains many nutrients like calcium, protein, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, iodine, potassium and phosphorous northeastern parts of India drinking milk every day is not a widely followed practice countries and regions with a vast population of non-vegetarians often rely on eggs, meat and fish for calcium and protein.
  • Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder that can lead to bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pain. 75 % world՚s population is lactose intolerant – alternate is soy milk and almond milk the production and consumption of milk are higher in regions that follow a vegetarian diet.
  • The difference was attributed to the genetic make-up of the northwestern population, whose ancestry has been linked the Indo-European speaking people who had moved into South Asia during the Bronze Age. This led to the theory that Europeans and Indians living in this region share the same genes, which help them with milk digestion.
  • Harappa - zebu cattle and water buffalo were the first animals to be domesticated and milk was extracted from both species “Operation Flood” of the 1970s. It kicked off from Gujarat and up went the production of milk.
  • Between 2010 - 2020 - One of the largest producers and consumers of milk, India clocked 7 per cent growth rate in milk production between 2015 - 16 and 2017 - 18. In 2019, it also became the highest consumer of milk worldwide. The per capita consumption of milk in India increased to 322 grams per day in 2014 - 15 from 176 grams in 1990 - 91.

Coconut

  • World Coconut Day – 2nd September.
  • Coconut has its origins in the coastal regions along the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  • Kalpavriksha, the divine tree that fulfills wishes and is common to Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

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