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    Cilantro in Canada
    Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:47 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Hi everyone
    I am slowly trying to become become a vegan. I am convinced it is a much healthier way to eat. But even though I cook a very strict fat free vegan diet for my inlaws, I still fall off the wagon myself, but I keep trying.
    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with amla? I have been incorporating it into my smoothies, but I wonder if there are other ways to get it in my diet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:18 am
    Forum Host
    Hey Cilantro,

    sounds like your already on a good way to achieve your goal! icon_biggrin.gif I would really like to help you with your question, but Im afraid I dont even know what this amla is let alone have personal experience with it. But Im sure other people will be around to share their insight on this.

    Cilantro in Canada
    Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:42 am
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Well amla is also known as dried Indian gooseberries. I buy mine at my local Indian grocery store for about 1.99 for about a 1/2 pound. It is supposed to help fight cancer, diabetis etc.
    There are a number of amla research videos at this site, but here is one that I really think good. It talks about a recent study that shows how amla kills cancer cells, but leaves normal cells alone.

    Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:53 pm
    Forum Host
    I have not run into this yet. The cancer-fighting and other properties are still in early investigation stages,

    There are some suggested culinary uses listed in the article and also the names this fruit goes by in other cultures - perhaps that might help you find some alternate uses.
    Cilantro in Canada
    Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:14 am
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Thanks for the info. I will check it out, especially alternate names it goes by.

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