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The first Organic Food Mela in Delhi could be your ticket to a healthier winter

If green diet is on your bucket list, the Organic Food Mela today is where you should start from. The one-day event is being held for the first time in the Capital, in association with People for Animals, with an aim to bring together a variety of organic food manufacturers from across the country under one roof. As many as 20 organic food retailers will set shops during the event.

The items on offer include spices, herbs, fresh vegetables and confectionery ó packaged without preservatives and chemicals. "I am sure this fair will create awareness about where to source organic food items from," says Shailesh Singhal of Morarka Organic Foods, a brand based in Chattarpur. Chandni Sikand of MyGreenKart.com, an online green store, adds, "We are participating in this mela to tell people that organic food should be a part of their monthly food expenses. It's the only way we can all strive to be healthier." Vipul Bansal of Annapurna Organic Food, Paschim Vihar, explains why organic food items are a tad more expensive than their counterparts. "Certifying organic food takes time and resources," he says.

However, making the switch shouldn't be difficult. "Organic food doesn't taste different than what we use. Foods without any preservatives show extremely positive results on the body," says Bansal.

Organic Food Mela is being held today at The Jorbagh Residential Park, 10 am to 8 pm. Entry is free.

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