An Indian cuisine without paneer? You must be joking!
Sauté it, barbecue it, grill or fry it, paneer will never disappoint you. It is an unbeatable combination of yumminess and a whole lot of goodness. It blends its way into a variety of platters. You can also make it a part of your salad by tossing in some of your favourite veggies with crushed black pepper and rock salt.
Unlike cheese, it doesn’t undergo any ripening or ageing process. Paneer is made when milk is curdled using any food-grade acids like citric acid, vinegar, sour curd or lemon. It is fresh, chewy, creamy and odourless.
Here are the top five reasons why you should be adding these squishy cubes to your diet regime.
It keeps your hunger pangs away
It can replace that large bowl of crackers or French fries that you crave every evening. Paneer keeps you satiated for a long time since it is a rich source of protein. It helps you to manage your hunger pangs by making you feel full. This, in turn, can be used as a great weapon for weight management.
Excellent protein source
Paneer is a reservoir of protein especially for those who do not source their proteins from meat intake. Every bowl of paneer that you intake (100 g), provides your body with about 18 to 20 g of protein. This number is huge and especially benefits the ones hitting the gym.
Apart from being a protein-dense food, paneer is also rich in other minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium. It helps in bowel movement and good for digestion. It is a rich source of folate, which is a vital vitamin for expecting mothers. Pregnant women are often asked to intake B-complex vitamins as it is crucial for foetal development.
Stronger bones and muscles
Being a milk derivative, paneer is undoubtedly a rich source of calcium. Along with phosphorus, it also contributes to our musculoskeletal health. It improves the nervous and heart muscle function as well. Apart from contributing to good muscle development, it also helps in building stronger bones and teeth.
Paneer can be a good option for diabetes as it contains magnesium. Magnesium is believed to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent any abrupt fluctuation in sugar levels. Paneer also reduces the risk of cancer, as it contains the nutrients responsible for diminishing the possibility of cancer-inducing cells. Consuming paneer in moderation is acceptable, provided you pair it up with an active lifestyle.
Have these pointers convinced you about including these wonder cubes into your daily bowls? If yes, do not forget to try our most loved fresh paneer blocks and frozen paneer cubes that are hygienically packed in multilayer thermoform packages.
Serving you your daily dose of yumminess and nutrition!