Category: Healthy Food

How to Peel and Cut Ginger (5 Methods)

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Last updated: August 27, 2022

Ginger can be tricky to work with. That thin skin, hard flesh, and all those nooks and crannies make preparing it for any meal a bit difficult.

Luckily, a few simple kitchen tricks make cleaning and preparing this root a little easier, which ultimately comes down to practice.

Keep reading to find out how to peel and cut ginger for any meal by slicing, julienning, chopping, mincing, and grating.

Like other produce, the first step to preparing ginger is to clean it to remove any dirt, pesticide residue, and bacteria. Once it’s clean, you’ll need to peel it to remove the thin, papery skin.

Lastly, you’ll want to cut your ginger so you can use it in your recipe. This can be done in several ways, from slicing to grating. We’ll explain how to do each below.

Read my guide with storage tips to keep ginger fresh and different ways to serve and store it for later use.

While the ginger you

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Indonesia to Digitalise One Million MSMEs, Thousands of

Modern human life in the age of huge technology growth remains focused on achieving intelligent and effective answers. Beginning with smart cities, smart education, and smart campuses, among others, thus, the Smart-X concepts have begun to penetrate many aspects of life.

Prof Yusep Rosmansyah, Intelligent Multimedia Technology at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) – the first technical high school in Indonesia – believes that all manifestations of the Smart-X idea have converged into a single, digital transformation-related system. He emphasised that digital transformation is the application of digital mechanisms to create a system that is more intelligent than previously. In the field of education, digital transformation aspires to establish an exemplary and accommodating learning environment for all participants (Smart Learning Environment).

The notion of smart education underscores a better knowledge of education via the use of intelligent pedagogical approaches and technology in the educational environment and seeks to cultivate intelligent students.

On the other hand, the smart learning environment concept is backed by seven major system components, namely policy and curricular standards, content, student profiles, pedagogy, interfaces, supplementary resources, and human resources.

As an illustration of ITB’s efforts to adopt this notion, the institution’s Strategic Plan includes the Education 4.0

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Danone SN Joins Shopee’s Regional Brand Day

Jakarta. Food giant Danone Specialized Nutrition Indonesia recently announced that it would join e-commerce platform Shopee’s Regional Brand Day campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle for families and children.

The “Let Wellness Take Flight” campaign will run on Shopee Mall’s Regional Super Brand Day starting from July 25-29. 

The campaign seeks to encourage Southeast Asia’s customers to start their journey towards a healthier lifestyle with Danone Specialized Nutrition Indonesia.

For this Regional Super Brand Day event, Danone Specialized Nutrition Indonesia and Shopee will present tons of activities. On July 27, parents can tune in to a live stream on building resilience in children with Tasya Kamila. 

The campaign includes a shopper’s choice shopping guide. Danone Specialized Nutrition offers nutritional products for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, growth milk, as well as products for those with specific nutritional needs. To make shopping easier, Danone Specialized Nutrition has included the product’s information and its benefits on its official store. This will undoubtedly help shoppers to understand the quality of its various types of products.

Throughout the campaign, Danone will offer a discount of up to Rp 150,000 for product purchases over a year, free gifts for every purchase, as well as bundled packages. 

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Is sushi healthy? Ingredients, risks, and more

Some sushi types with basic ingredients are typically considered healthy. Other types may contain hidden ingredients, high sodium levels, or fried elements, making them more calorific.

Traditionally, sushi consists of cooked, pressed rice flavored with vinegar. It commonly includes a garnish of other ingredients, such as cooked or raw vinegared seafood, saltwater fish, vegetables, cooked meats, or egg. Sushi usually comes in bite-size pieces and may also include a seaweed wrap.

If a person makes sushi at home with raw fish, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that individuals choose frozen products as freezing the fish will kill parasites.

However, raw fish carries the risk of parasitic or bacterial infections, so the FDA recommends cooking the fish for safety.

This article discusses whether sushi is healthy, its nutritional content, and its potential risks. We also explain how to make sushi at home.

Sushi comes in different forms, and simple versions are generally safe to consume. Considering whether sushi is healthy entails examining all the ingredients.


Raw fish carries the risk of foodborne infections. Therefore, the FDA advises eating cooked fish. To ensure safety, a person can substitute cooked fish for raw fish when making sushi. If they choose

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Ministry to organize int’l wellness tourism conference,

Later, there will (also) be wellness villages.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry will hold the 2022 International Wellness Tourism Conference and Festival (IWTCF) to support one of Indonesia’s 2022 G20 presidency agendas of strengthening the global health architecture.

The event themed “Sustainable Strategy for the Recovery and Growth of Global Tourism through Wellness Tourism,” to be held in Surakarta City, Central Java Province, on August 5-7, 2022, also aims to promote Indonesia as a wellness tourism destination.

During the weekly press briefing here on Wednesday, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno drew attention to the rise of wellness tourism, considering that several people were keen to become healthier in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Related news: Minister Uno inaugurates 60 ministerial officers

Meanwhile, Surakarta City is selected to host the event, as it followed the concept of “The City of Java Wellness Tourism,” he noted.

At the event, the ministry will showcase various wellness products divided into eight categories and made by local 24 micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) players, with the concept of a wellness village, as well as 30 non-small and medium enterprise (SME) industries.

The categories include healthy eating, nutrition

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For residents of Jakarta’s port district, coal is the

  • Residents, officials and experts blame dust from a coal storage facility in Jakarta’s port district for a spate of health problems in a neighboring community.
  • Children in Marunda ward have been hit particularly hard, suffering from eye and skin problems and respiratory infections, in a city already notorious for its dirty air.
  • City authorities inspecting the facility run by KCN, a public-private joint venture, have found several violations and revoked the company’s environmental permit.
  • While KCN has offered to provide residents with free medical checkups, it has not acknowledged a link between its operation and residents’ health problems.

JAKARTA — In May, Indonesians breathed a sigh of relief when President Joko Widodo announced that masks were no longer required to be worn outdoors as a guard against COVID-19.

But for the 640 students of Marunda State Primary School in Jakarta’s northern port district, masks have remained a way of life.

The reason: not COVID-19, but coal dust from a nearby coal storage facility.

“The president already said that we don’t need to wear masks anymore. But here, we still have to wear masks because we have a problem,” the school’s vice principal, Inayatullah, told the assembled students during an outdoor

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Locally Made Therapeutic Food Saves Children’s Lives In

Indonesia’s first locally produced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food represents a breakthrough for treating the country’s high number of children suffering from severe wasting, a life-threatening form of malnutrition.

Lisnawati smiles as she watches her younger daughter, Adifa, cheerfully play at home in Bogor, West Java Province, Indonesia.

“Nothing makes a mother’s heart happier than seeing her child grow up healthy — and I’m proud to say that I am now a happy mother,” says the mother of two.

For the first six months of her life, Adifa was breastfed by her mother. When Lisnawati tried to introduce solid complementary food to her daughter’s diet, Adifa refused. As a result, she did not gain enough weight and fell below the standard for a healthy child her age, evidenced by her slight frame and weak muscles.

When Lisnawati brought Adifa to a posyandu (integrated community health post) for growth monitoring in July 2021, a health worker diagnosed her with severe wasting, a

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Assessment of the obesogenic environment in primary schools:

School characteristics

All six schools contacted agreed to participate in the study. Two schools were located in an area with very high socioeconomic status, two were at the high level, and the other two were at the moderate level. There are no school located in the low socioeconomic area in Jakarta. The number of students ranged from 111 to 541 per school. In general, the schools had no or only one teacher trained in nutrition and health education, usually the PE teacher or the teacher in charge at the school health post. Both of the schools located in the moderate socioeconomic status (SES) have one teacher trained in nutrition and health education, however only one of the two schools located in the high and very high SES have such teacher. Two of the four public schools observed in this study shared buildings, sports fields and canteens with other schools. Another school shared the building/area with an orphanage. Table 1 describes the characteristics of the schools.

Table 1 Characteristics of the schools

Food access and availability

Table 2 presents the food access and availability of each school based on components 2 and 3 of the PSEA tool. All schools have a

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Young executives turn to healthy catering services to

JP Staff (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta   ●  
Sun, March 6, 2022


A growing number of white-collar Indonesians rely on healthy catering services to shape their diet.

Given the risk that comes with the convenience of eating fast food and the likely possibility of lack of exercise, some white-collar Indonesians have turned to healthy catering services in the belief that they would help keep them healthy and in shape.

More catering companies that offer healthier versions of tasty food have emerged in the last half-decade. These healthy catering services usually claim to be free of monosodium glutamate (MSG), preservatives or genetically modified foods (GMO). Some also offer vegan and organic options.

For Rachmatus “Rachma” Sa’diyah, a 25-year-old private bank employee in Surabaya, East Java, the abundance of options is just what she needs as she seeks to lose the extra weight she gained during the pandemic.

“My goal is to lose weight, but I don’t want to be too skinny,” said Rachma. 

Better option: Levina compensates her busy lifestyle with healthy catering services that promise healthier meals and definite eating schedules. (Courtesy of Levina Suprapto) (Personal Collection/Courtesy of Levina Suprapto)

“My trainer scolded

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Unilever to set new benchmark for Healthy Nutrition

Unilever will publish the assessment on an annual basis both globally and for 16 key strategic markets and will report its performance both by volume of product and by sales revenue. Its first report will be published by October 2022.

The move comes following extensive, constructive engagement with ShareAction and the Healthy Markets Initiative.

Unilever will also continue to set stretching nutrition targets for its portfolio, as part of its Future Foods commitments, which were published at the end of 2020. This includes timebound targets for plant-based sales, reduction of salt, sugar and calories, and increasing the sales of healthier ‘positive nutrition’ products.

Unilever will update and strengthen its specific targets that expire at the end of 2022 and will consider both HNS and at least six different NPMs to determine which is the most stretching target benchmark to increase sales of healthier products in a way that maximises positive impact for global consumer health.

Unilever’s new targets, and its updated Future Foods commitments, will be published by October 2022. Amongst others, Unilever will be guided by the latest Access to Nutrition Initiative’s assessment and recommendations in considering improvements to its strategy.

Unilever will continue to engage with ShareAction

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