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Food, Ingredients, nutrition, Px Plate

Why Brown Basmati Rice?

When we started planning the Px Plate menu, we wanted a menu that followed most of the principles of healthy eating: to be complete, balanced and varied. This is why we use different types of carbohydrate sources in our dishes, such as chickpeas, sweet potato and quinoa. Being in Singapore, we couldn’t omit rice. You will probably find it difficult to spot the rice that we use in any other food stall. As a clinical dietitian, I always get my patients to start eating brown Basmati rice, and the results are always visible. Hopefully after this post, you too will start…

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Why the Food You Eat is Important: The Relationship of Food and your Productivity

Often, we think of food as the battery to our body. Thus, when it is low, our performance would drop significantly as compared to a fully-charged body. We like to treat food as a convenient source of self-indulgence aside from its function as replenishment, therefore more often than not, we pay less attention to the content of the food nutrient as compared to the amount and the taste. As such, misconception exist that the more we eat, the more productive we will be. When we think about various factors that influence our productivity, food is often overlooked even though it…

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Quinoa: an ancient grain that is not actually a real grain

Confused by the title? Let’s see… Quinoa originated in the Andes Mountains of South America and it was a staple of the Incan Empire, hence the calling of Quinoa as an ‘ancient grain’.   While it is often prepared like a grain, it’s actually a member of the spinach, chard and beet family. Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium plant, a green leafy plant that sprouts numerous flowers. Therefore, the quinoa seed is a pseudo-cereal, as opposed to a grain. Pseudo-cereals are plants which produce seeds and fruits that are similar to grains and used in virtually the same way….

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Food, healthy, Ingredients, nutrition, Px Plate

Why we choose Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

As we received our stock of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil today, we realized that other food stalls pay seven times (yes 7x!) less for the oil they use!   Fun fact! – In the distant past, Olive Oil was used as a mean of exchange between people from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East because it was so valuable. It is no surprise then, that Olive Oil is pricier than any other oils. It was even called ‘Liquid Gold‘ in some regions! – Olive Oil is pressed from olives that originates from olive trees, using mechanical means without the use…

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Weekly Feature: “Px Plate is my guilt-free indulgence!”

This week, we are featuring a younger Px Plate lover. We found 23-year-old Pierre, who has Px Plate about 3 times a week! A software engineer for a startup and living in Singapore for the past 6 months, Pierre has a very active lifestyle, exercising up to 9 hours a week! Being alone in Singapore, he never cooks for himself. He told us that Px Plate gives him a chance to have at least one healthy and nourishing meal in the day. He says “Px Plate is healthy, yet it still fills me up for a decent price. I never…

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Cooking methods we use to maximize the nutritional value of your meal.

We all know that eating more vegetables is better all-around for preventing disease. Yet, we rarely hear about how certain cooking methods can result in a loss of the very vitamins and minerals that make vegetables good for us. Depending on the vegetable at hand, the way you cook it can drastically change its nutritional value. Cooking vegetables the right way can also make minerals, vitamins and antioxidants more available to our body, while the wrong way can reduce its nutrient content. Here are a few cooking methods Px Plate uses to maximize the nutritional value of your meal and…

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