Questions and Answers

What does Rustik Paushtiq mean?

Our name is derived form two of our core principles, firstly creating great foods from local staples with minimal processing, thus “Rustik”.

Even the flours we make are made with special mill which grinds slowly, without heating up the grains. Regular mills have high speed grinders which create heat and cause oxidation, losing precious nutrients in the process. Our method is akin to the ancient stone grinders used for generations in India.

Secondly, all foods we make are made for nourishment keeping the nutritional needs of users in mind. Thus “Paushtiq” meaning nutritious in Sanskrit.

What is a balanced diet?

A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly.

This means eating a wide variety of foods from within and across the five food groups, in the amounts recommended for you. These food groups are:

  • Fruits and Vegetables of different types and colours
  • Legumes and beans
  • Grains (cereals)  mostly wholegrain and high cereal fiber varieties, such as bread, rice, pasta, noodles, polenta, couscous, oats, quinoa and barley
  • Lean meat and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds
  • Milk, yoghurt, cheese or their alternatives, mostly reduced fat
How can you benefit from a balanced diet?

A balanced diet can protect the human body against certain types of diseases and ailments, in particular obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and skeletal conditions. Balanced diets can also contribute to an adequate body weight. Nutrition is vital for your body and all of its systems to function properly. Nutrients help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce body fat, provide your body with energy, promote good sleep and make you feel better.

How can you achieve a balanced diet?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Consult your nutritionist to understand the quantities in which these should be consumed.

Can Rustik Paushtiq products help achieve a balanced diet?

Yes, our products are specially curated to fulfill the daily nutritional requirements. Requirements for major nutrients like proteins/fats/carbohydrates/iron and few micronutrients like zinc/copper/magnesium are meet with our products.

Do these products contain preservatives?

No, all our products are preservative free. There are no artificial colours, flavours or adulterants.

What if I do not like the product?

We’ve received immensely positive feedback on our products so far. But in case there are any issues we’d be glad to hear about them. Please contact us at info@rustikpaushtiq.in

What is the difference between your products and other health-oriented products?

The key difference in our products is that they are designed by our Chief Dietician Dnyanada Chitale-Pusalkar keeping the nutritional needs of the end-user in mind, while also making sure that they are easy to cook and tasty. Very high hygiene standards are maintained to ensure the best quality.

Our products are created for everyone in the family and are beneficial for all age groups.

Many health products available in the market are very different from our usual staple food, and consuming them for long term causes more harm than good.

Our products are local, staple, give satiety with nutrition and can be part of your regular diet forever.

How long do your products last after being opened?

We recommend that the products after being opened are refrigerated or kept in fully air-tight containers. Since we do not add preservatives, such care is very important.

Kept properly, products have a lifespan of 6-9 months depending on the product.

How long do your products last without being opened?

Our products have a lifespan of 6-9 months depending on the product.

Are your products safe for children?

Yes, since there are no additives/preservatives. This can also be used as weaning food for infants.