Cheat Codes / 6 mango desserts that you must try this summer

The real joy of eating a mango is peeling off the skin and eating it right away, with delicious juice runs down your hand; it might be offensive to many, but a true Bengali would love to eat it that way. However, the civilised way to eat a mango would be to slice it into pieces and have the pulp with a fork. Now that the season is over and we have satiated most of those cravings, we can safely shift our attention to chilled sweet mango desserts for this scorching summer. Mangoes are high in calories; hence, everyone will ask you to keep your mango count in check. But, if you pair it with cool foods like yoghurt, you can have that extra one too. So, no reason to stop the mango binge.

Where the mangoes thrive: Rajshahi to Chapai Nawabganj

Mangoes might feel like just another fruit, but to the people of Rajshahi and its environs, they are a way of life. It is no wonder that the love for mango permeates Bengali culture, as witnessed by literature that is replete with references to magnificent mango trees and the sweet, cool and deep shade under the bountiful boughs, enticing the weary travellers to stop a while. For people like me, enjoying the fruits of nature are an act of devotion.

Cherishing mangoes and lychees in my last summer in Bangladesh

Those who leave the country for higher studies miss our summer fruits dearly.

5 foods that help to control hypertension

Hypertension is just another name for high blood pressure. As we all know, high blood pressure leads to multiple health problems, namely heart diseases, and increased chances of stroke.

Bangladeshi scientist develops non-toxic formula to preserve fruits, vegetables

Fruits and vegetables rot quickly. However, they may now be preserved in a non-toxic form for a longer period of time.

Fighting dengue with proper diet

Along with proper medication, the right food intake is essential in fighting dengue and ensuring quick recovery of patients. Through a balanced diet one can not only detoxify the body and improve the platelet count, but also prevent severe complications like gastrointestinal bleeding, dehydration, etc.

The ultimate food board guide

Whether you are hosting an evening soiree or planning a movie night, a food board can be the perfect accoutrement to your menu.

How to control your sweet tooth

With some smart sugar strategies, you can keep your cravings under control. Be adventurous and outsmart your sweet tooth.

Some shady traders holding people hostage

The High Court yesterday observed that the country’s people had no health security as dishonest businessmen mix harmful chemicals in fruits and vegetables.

November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018

Tasty fruit, hefty profit

Madhusudan Talukder started planting orange saplings on two acres of land in Rangamati's Naniarchar upazila in 2007. By 2014, half of his 700 trees yielded fruits ready for sale.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

First national vegetables fair begins

The day is not far when farmers would not need soil to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers in Bangladesh.

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

Seasonal flu: expert advices and home remedies

Have you ever wondered what measures can be adopted to prevent yourself from this flu? The Daily Star brings to you expert advice from medical practioners on ‘home remedies to prevent seasonal flu’

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

Beat the heat with summer fruits (Video)

Summer is the first among the six seasons of Bangladesh. It brings down sweltering heat and many water-borne diseases on the people. But nature has its subtle ways of keeping things at the balance – it offers the juicy and nutritious fruits to beat the heat and diseases in summer.