“Ayurveda is the Indian practice of holistic medicine and an important part of it is diet. In Ayurvedic medicine, certain foods and herbs are eaten together to balance out a person’s health and to benefit digestion, immunity and more. While many Indian foods are Ayurvedic, many specialty brands are now expressly branding their products with the term. It goes along with the popularity of other functional or adaptogenic foods.
Atina Foods makes traditional Indian herbal jams, pickles and pastes, from “home recipes evolved from Indian Ayurvedic healing traditions.”
— 10 trendy foods you’ll soon be seeing everywhere. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, July 6, 2018
At Atina Foods and Emporium, we specialize in traditionally prepared condiments; Herbal Jams, Pastes and Salt Pickles, using local and international ingredients. Based on the ancient system of Indian medicine, Ayurveda, our energetic and unique flavors are skillfully combined to bring out the best taste and health benefit for your food and self.
The Original Chutney, Herbal Jams, are Indian wellness condiments eaten for easy digestion of food, each with its own specific benefit and tastiness! Made in the style of Ayurvedic Lehyam, our Herbal Jams use an alchemy of known ancient blends to bring out the best flavor and regeneration to the body and mind. We follow the traditional method of making Lehyams; by preserving a remedy in Jaggery (unrefined cane sugar from India), to assure retention of the potency of the herbs and spices while giving a great taste !
Our Herbal Jams fuse local and international ingredients to create an uncommon, mildly sweet, complex spicy, earthy unity of flavor. Strong and delicious, they are best added to ready to eat foods.
Food in Ayurveda is meant to generate Agni Deepti (Fire of brilliance) to the Jataragni (Fire inside the stomach) , this is the preliminary process of digestion before food is converted into nutrition and energy. The practice of making food, is to bring out the potency of the materials used in the food to give the body and mind a nourishing experience through taste. It is important that food tastes great and is made up of healthy whole (not processed) ingredients, this way nutritional benefits are optimized. Inviting you to Eat The Food That's Good For You! We use whole spices, whole roots, fruits and herbs with beneficial combinations and handcrafted to balance 6 basic tastes classified in Ayurveda as Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent (hot) and Astringent (earthy / fermented), to generate a unique complexity of taste.
Today, you can find us at local Farmer's Markets, at our Emporium on Sundays in the warmer months, check out our shop registry and here, online, in front of your eyes!