Archive | October, 2012

The Oily Skin Contest

30 Oct



Our favorite actors & models have a perfect matte complexion, but is that the case in real life? Well, not everyone is that lucky.


Oily skin & its negative effects

The most obvious negative effect of oily skin is that it is unattractive. Oily skin can lead to acne that could at times be severe. Oily skin is caused by excess sebum and sometimes the sebum clogs the pores of our skin and traps dirt & bacteria, which leads to acne. People with oily skin may find it difficult to keep their skin clean and wearing makeup is sometimes not possible because the oiliness of the skin tends to smear it up.
We bring to you a quick-fix solution to this problem. With a 100% Natural product which is exclusively going to be launched, for the first time, on

But before that can we play a little?

Take a guess at what this product is. Is it talc, a spray, an ointment or something else? If you guess the answer right there is a kool discount you get to win. The participants don’t go empty handed either*.


The offer:

10% off to all participants

50% off (yes, fifty percent off) on to all the correct entries


So, take as many guesses as you can. There is no limit to the entries per person.


* Max discount per person per product is 50%

* Entries close on 1st November at 00:00 hours IST


Gluten Free Diet

25 Oct

So, we have been hearing a lot about this term ‘Gluten’ and ‘Gluten-Free’. Let’s see what this is all about.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barleyrye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease,[1] the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis,[2] and wheat allergy.[1]

gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. A gluten-free diet might also exclude oats. Medical practitioners are divided on whether oats are an allergen to celiac disease sufferers[3] or if they are cross-contaminated in milling facilities by other allergens.[4] Oats may also be contaminated when grown in rotation with wheat (wheat seeds from the previous harvest sprouting up again in the oat field and being harvested along with the oats).

The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence.[5] The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial.

At Naturalkart we have got several instances where our esteemed customers ask for gluten-free products for their kids. People wishing to follow a completely gluten free diet must also take into consideration the ingredients of any over-the-counter or prescription medications and vitamins. Also, cosmetics such as lipstick, lip balms, and lip gloss may contain gluten and need to be investigated before use. Glues used on envelopes may also contain gluten.

Find a list of gluten-free products at Click here to view the range of gluten free products & order them online or by calling on +91 99200 61606.

We have also heard of gluten-free beer which sounds very exciting though we do not wish to propagate it 🙂

Cheers to a gluten-free lifestyle.

Deepak Gandhi


The Farmers’ Market Returns..

8 Oct

First day @ The Farmer’s Market Season IV

Finally!! After 6 months, The Farmers’ Market opened up once again to its loving audience. This happens to be Season IV which looks to be bigger & even better than the previous ones.

The venue was simply fantabulous. Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP), situated in the centre of the city comes across as a breath of fresh air. MNP is said to be the Green Lung of Mumbai. And what better could it get for the people who believe in the concept of ‘Green’.

The Farmers’ Market which is a great initiative by Kavita Mukhi, will happen on all Sundays from October 7, 2012 to March 24, 2013 (except December 30). This time around it will happen in 3 locations, including MNP.

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Organic Dry fruits

3 Oct

Hi Everyone,

Apologies, its been long that I wrote on this wall. Had been busy setting up something else which took away majority of my time. But now I’m back, or shall I say, back with a BANG!!!

With the festive season soon coming in, dry fruits are the most preferred option for gifting. We at Naturalkart do have a variety of options for corporate gifting for which you can reach out to us. For now, here is some useful info on Organic Dry fruits, the most preferred brand on our portal- ECORICO. Hope this info helps.

Product Overview: Free from carcinogens, neurotoxins & hormone disruptors, since no fumigants, pesticides or chemical fertilizers, synthetic hormones, or irradiation are used at any stage.

No Sulphur dioxide & Sulphites – used as a preservative to prevent darkening.

Side Effects – Sulphites can induce asthma when inhaled or ingested by sensitive people, anaphylactic shocks, migraines and other adverse conditions. Can cause reflex cough, irritation, and a feeling of chest tightness, which may lead to narrowing of the airways.

No sodium cyclamate – used as a sweetener in dried fruits.

Side Effects – Increased cancer risk and high blood pressure also causes diarrhea, irritation to mucous membranes, and is considered a poison in “high” doses, not recommended for pregnant women.

No fumigation using poisonous gas Methyl Bromide – all dry fruits that we eat are fumigated  but Ecorico products are shock frozen in -40 degrees to kill all the germs if any, without any chemical intervention to the products.

Ecorico organic dried fruits like figs n apricots are from Turkey whereas raisins and cashew nuts are local products.

Ecorico Organic Dried Figs

  • The Fitness Fruit.” – high in dietary fibre, helps in sexual weakness, constipation, indigestion, piles, diabetes, cough, bronchitis and asthma
  • Very high in calcium.

Ecorico Organic Dried Apricots

  • It is brown in colour because it has not been died artificially using orange colour & not treated with sulphur.

Full of antioxidents – slows down ageing, protects the eyes,cures indigestion, constipation, earache, fevers, skin diseases, cancer and anemia, increases longevity.

Ecorico Organic Roasted Almonds

  • Lightly roasted in organic salted water, to preserve its nutrients –Powerhouse of proteins, minerals & vitamins, especially Vitamin E. enhances brain power, & gives you a glowing skin, lowers the risk of gallstones, weight gain (instead makes you lose weight), high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, keeps heart and blood healthy, beneficial for expecting mothers.

Ecorico Organic Roasted Pistachios

  • the shells have not been bleached and died, bleaching removes vitamins specially B1
  • Very lightly roasted with organic sea salt – high in fiber, packed with protein, filling snacks that reduce hunger cravings, over 30 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (nature’s cancer fighters), beneficial to the heart and circulatory system.

Ecorico Organic Raw Cashews

  • These organic nuts are free from Endosulfan which is a deadly pesticide, which may cause larger abnormalities such as mental retardation, cancer and infertility in the victims.
  • They are known to be nature’s vitamin pill– high in essential minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese & Zero Cholesterol.
  • Adding cashews to any dish is a great way to add taste and important nutrients to your diet. They can make your salads and desserts healthy, yummy and crunchy.


Ecorico Organic Raisins

  • Ecorico organic raisins have been procured from the finest organic vineyards of Maharashtra.These sun dried organic raisins are healthy & yummy snack food—cholesterol-free, low in sodium and totally fat-free.
  • They provide essential vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium, calcium and certain B vitamins ; also rich in fibre and antioxidents. They work as natural antacids.
    • Excellent for eye care, dental care & bone health – it is one of the best sources of Boron, necessary for proper bone formation and absorption of calcium ; helpful in preventing osteoporosis and is beneficial for bones and joints.
    • NO oil treatment is done on these organic raisins