Three Essential Fruits

Translated from a Dhivehi article by Adnan Yoosuf Every fruit is, in their own way, an essential fruit full of nutrients beneficial to humans. Including fruits in everyday diets ensures health benefits including a reduced risk of chronic diseases. However, it should be noted that not all fruits are the same; there are some fruits…

Top 10 Benefits of Tuna

One of the best things about living in a country surrounded by sea on all sides is that there’s almost never a shortage of seafood. With limited land available for farms and agricultural use, Maldivians depend largely on what they catch in their seas for food. Despite the abundance of a wide variety of marine…

Importance of Food Safety

by Janet Smailes Have you ever been out to eat in a café or restaurant and been ill a few hours later? How can we ensure the food we eat is safe and who is responsible? You buy your groceries at the corner shop or supermarket and eat in local cafés and restaurants, but do…

Forgotten Flavors

by Ruba Ali Maldives is a country teeming with diverse cultural perks from all the countries that passed through the infamous spice route in the previous centuries. This almost-infinite mash of culture does not disappoint when it comes to culinary delights, with traditional recipes originating from India and Bhutan, to Spain and even the Middle…

Going Nuts for Coconuts

by Sarah Harvey Virgin coconut oil has suddenly become one of the biggest new international health crazes. Perhaps part of its popularity is it being significantly more palatable than certain health fads like wheatgrass shots and aloe vera juice. But here in the Maldives coconut oil has been widely used for health and beauty purposes…

Maldivian Cuisine: It’s mostly about fish

Written by Mariyam Athif Hello reader. As you may have already deduced I have taken on this task of writing about the Maldivian cuisine. My first observation is that, except for a minimal amount of items being avoided for religious and cultural reasons, we Maldivians currently eat whatever the rest of the world is eating.…

Shell Beans Hulhumale’ is now OPEN

The new Shell Beans branch at Hulhumale’ located on Nirolhu Road, no 18, Hulhumale’ has just opened their doors for the public today. The story of the “Three Beans” began in 2002, and since then Shell Beans has etched itself into the ever-popular urban Maldivian lifestyle. There’s a choice of seating here at our flagship…