Now, ready-to-cook organic greens in Chennai’s supermarkets


Nallakeerai’s organic greens now come in ready-to-cook format: they’re cleaned, sorted, and delivered packed in banana leaves

For the previous three months throughout lockdown, a small group of ladies in the village of Pakkam close to Chennai, have been beginning their day cleansing greens. The leaves, then wrapped in banana leaves, journey to town to sit down in the cabinets of organic shops. “Customers simply have to wash the greens and start cooking,” says R Jaganathan of Nallakeerai, who began this initiative. “The women of Pakkam — around 10 of them — visit our facility between 6 am and 6 pm as per their convenience to clean the greens,” he explains.

His crew has been experimenting with the concept for the previous six months, and has applied it throughout the lockdown. “We’ve tried wrapping our greens in mantharai leaves, other than biodegradable baggage,” factors out Jaganathan. “But ultimately, we realised that even such so-called biodegradable material have some amount of plastic in them.”

The crew lastly zeroed in on the nice previous banana leaf. The cleaned greens are neatly wrapped and carry stick-on labels bearing the title of the varieties. “This arrangement is time saving for the customer,” Jaganathan says. “Any number of greens takes round half-an-hour to scrub. For some, similar to aria keerai and mulai keerai particularly, it might probably get tedious to separate particular person leaves, not like say, palak that has massive leaves.” The neatest thing is, the banana leaf can be utilized to serve the day’s breakfast on. “This way, we also save on water by avoiding doing some extra dishes,” he provides.

Nallakeerai’s greens are actually accessible at SunnyBee shops, Dhanyam shops, and are additionally being delivered together with A2 milk.

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