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Pharm Table Mantra #8: Balance 6 Flavors

The Pharm Table kitchen follows 10 mantras based on Ayurveda, cuisines from the Blue Zones, and heritage foods of the Southwest.Our eighth mantra: Consume all 6 flavors at every meal to satisfy and balance your body. These include pungent, sour, sweet, salty, bitter and astringent flavors.

Different flavors in the Ayurvedic flavor wheel are best for different doshas, or body types, but eating all 6 flavors is a great way to help maintain balance in the body, curb cravings, and satisfy your hunger without overeating.

A great example of this concept in practice is our Ginger Meal Starter, which includes:

  1. Pungent ginger

  2. Sour lime juice

  3. Sweet raw honey

  4. Salty Himalayan pink salt

  5. Bitter herbs like mint or oxallis

  6. Astringent turmeric

Each flavor has its own benefits for aiding the digestive process, and by starting out with all six before a meal, you can effectively cleanse your palate and stoke your agni, or digestive fire.


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