All about Biochavan

biochavanThis is what I spread on toast this morning. Nope, it’s not Vegemite. Yep, that’s the color. It’s called Biochavan, and it’s an Ayurvedic herbal jam.

Maybe I’ve already lost you, but if you’re still reading, hear me out. Biochavan, also known as chyawanprash, has been used for thousands of years to promote health and longevity. It’s primarily made from Amalaki fruit, or Indian gooseberry, which has been shown to have positive effects in lab studies on diabetes. Amalaki also has 20 times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C.

biochavantoastIt actually tastes good, too: a little like blackcurrant (or another small, tart berry), with a strangely pleasant herbal finish that leaves the mouth slightly numb, like Szechuan peppercorns.

The Chopra Center recommends a teaspoon a day, taken straight, mixed in water or milk, or spread on toast.

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