Cleaning the ingredients
Protein is a vital nutrient required for the growth and development of individuals, especially children. It plays a crucial role in building and repairing tissues, producing enzymes and hormones, and in supporting the immune system.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of developing strong immunity so that we are able to ward off infections and diseases. Hence, as part of the "Covid: Feed 145 Families in Bangalore Slum, project", ACT distributed the protein mix to underprivileged families in the month of March. This ensures an adequate intake of the essential nutrients for the underprivileged families under our care, who may otherwise have limited access to nutritious food.
Team ACT prepared 100kgs of the protein mix. The entire process took 3 days to complete, and it involved several steps, which were carried out in collaboration with our ACT mothers. They first started with cleaning the ingredients, drying them, roasting, grinding, and finally packaging the protein mix. The distributed protein mix provides essential nutrients and promotes better health among the underprivileged families.
The project involved the active participation of the ACT mothers who worked closely with Team ACT at our Resource Centre to produce the protein mix. This collaboration with the mothers not only contributed to the production process but also empowered them by providing a platform for their skills and knowledge regarding indigenous food products to be recognized and valued. The mothers felt a sense of purpose and satisfaction in actively contributing to the well-being of their community.
Ingredients and quantity:
Soya -10. ½kgs
Red rice – 4.1/2kgs
Wheat – 4kg
Chutney Dal -6kgs
Ground nut- 6kg
Whole green Moong dhal - 12kgs
Barley – 2kg
White Dal- 2kg
Ginger powder- 900grams
Black urad dal - 4.1/2kg
Horse gram- 4.1/2kg
The protein mix production process involved the following steps:
a. Cleaning: The ingredients, including ragi, soya, red rice, corn, wheat, barley, groundnut, ginger powder, and other relevant components, were thoroughly cleaned.
b. Drying: After cleaning, the ingredients were carefully dried to remove excess moisture and enhance their shelf life.
c. Roasting: The dried ingredients were roasted to improve flavour, texture, and overall palatability.
d. Grinding: Once roasted, the ingredients were finely ground to create a powder form suitable for consumption.
e. Packaging: The final step was to ensure proper packing adhering to hygiene standards, so that the mix is not affected by dampness.
We extend our gratitude to all the individuals and organizations that supported this project and made it possible for us to deliver the nutritious protein mix to our children and their families.
Mothers coming together to make it happen!
Roasting and Grinding the healthy protein mix
Getting ready to be handed over to ACT families
Distribution of Protein Mix
Healthy families, happy families.