SOLAR FOOD ?
All that exist was born from the Sun
- ' Rig Veda ' :-
Indians worship Sun as a God. Throughout India there are temples
devoted to the Sun God. The most famous of these is the Sun
temple in Orissa.
WE SALUTE THIS SUN GOD.
WHY SOLAR COOKED FOOD? :
For HEALTH: Solar cooking is not new for Indians. The
ancient vaidic literature as well as modern research agree
on the huge health benefits achieved through solar cooked
Sun cooked food improves cellular health and longevity of
life. It strengthens health and mind removes three major physical
disorders to do with digestion, blood and respiratory system,
balances inner body temperatures, life, glows aura and keeps
various obstacles away. Sun cooked food has great medicinal
value. It enhances intellect, genius. : ' Rig Veda'.
'Akshaya Patra' (cooking appliance) in Maharabharata was probably
the first solar cooker, which was used by the learned people
of those times.
Thousands of years ago. Shradul muni observed,
"Food cooked by sun is great."
Solar cooked food is full of cosmic energies ( life
forces) which keeps one healthy and free from mental tensions
Food cooked by solar heat is lovely in appearance, aroma,
flavor, and taste. It is ultimate medicine (Amrita) for manly
vigor and glorious skin complexion without doubt.: 'Yagyavalk
SOLAR FOOD AS PER MODERN SCIENCE:
- It may not be what you eat, but how you cook it, that
affects whether food causes heart disease, diabetes and
cancer. Foods cooked on high temperature flames like cooking
gas, microwave etc. releases AGE's (Advanced Glycation End
products). These AGE's are associated with Heart disease,
Diabetes and Cancer. Solar cooked food (Cooked at temperature
less than 2500 C ) does not release AGE's.
- Solar Cooked food preserves most of the vitamins, minerals
and antioxidants. Antioxidants protects from Cancer.
- Boiling and Steaming type of food diet protects from most
of the diseases as compared to - frying, grilling and microwaving.
- Burning any fuel like cooking gas, kerosene, wood etc.
releases gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and
nitrous oxide. Intake of these gases for long duration is
a cause of major diseases.
- Solar cooked food is easily digestible. It gradually relieves
stomach disorder, constipation, gastric trouble and acidity.
- Solar Cooking improves the taste of the food to a very
REFERENCES: Blaine P. Friedlander Jr. Sweden, Researchers
at School of Medicine, New York, Dr. Vlassara, National Academy
of Sciences, proceedings from World Conference of Advances
in Solar Cooking and The Times of India (14th Nov. 2002).
Why Solar Food? :
- Solar cooking do not burn any fuel and is one of the most
- All other fuels like wood, coal, kerosene, cooking gas
generate Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide
severely responsible for pollution.
- CO2 is a major green house gas responsible for global
- In rural areas saving firewood means saving trees. One
family consumes 2 trees in the form of firewood in a year.
If solar cookers are used then 2 trees per solar cooker
can be saved. Solar cooking can help in preserving the fast
Why Solar Food ? :
For SAVINGS: One can save up to one cooking gas per year
by proper utilization of solar cooker and recover the cost
within one year. Even moderate users recover the cost of the
solar cooker within 2 years.
Why Solar Food? :
For the NATION:
- India imports its major amount of oil produces. Solar
cooking saves kerosene, cooking gas and in turn save foreign
- Solar cooking preserve forests by saving firewood. This
is must for national development.
- Adoption of solar cooking technology will generate many
- Adoption of Solar and other renewable technologies will
help India to achieve self-sufficiency in Energy.
Many people in India have seen or used solar box cookers
also called as ovens. Now a days there are many more solar
cooking appliances to choose from depending on one's need,
interest and budget. Please go through the link New
Solar Products to choose the solar appliances of your