Criss-crossing rivers, Gangetic alluvium of Sundarban Islands and thousands of small and marginalized cooperative women farmers produce an unique indigenous variety of Dal locally called as ‘Sona Moong’ having very small grain size and pleasant aroma. This Dal melts like curd after boiling and tastes explicit when cooked in pure Ghee in Khichdi, different Bengali and Indian delicacies.
Unpolished, highly nutritious, rich in fibre Sona Moong Dal is under Organic Agriculture Certification (in conversion as per NPOP) and cultivated naturally using cow dung, cow urine, leaf compost etc. instead of chemical fertilizers/pesticides.
Sundarini Naturals, a farmers’ cooperative brand is to make organic women farmers of Sundarban Islands healthy and happy through connecting them with food conscious consumers all over the world.
Why Sona Moong Dal of Sundarini Naturals is Special?
Small Grain Sized Aromatic Dal: The delicate and soft texture of very small grain size without any polishing having unique aroma makes Sona Moong Dal a favourite among all the people across the world.
Melts like Curd: It melts after boiling like curd which is a speciality of this unique dal.
No Harmful Chemical or Pesticide: The women cooperative farmers of Sundarini Naturals are committed to produce this rice organically without using any chemical fertilizer, pesticide. They believe in boosting immunity of the plants by rejuvenating soil with the use of cow dung, cow urine, leaf compost, BD Compost etc.
NABL Accredited Laboratory Tested: Not only claim, the rice is tested at independent NABL accredited laboratory and found to be free from Chemical/Pesticides including Glyphosate.
High Nutrient Content: As the thin and finest quality grains are free from any kind of polishing, it is very rich in nutrients and fibre, vitamins, minerals.
No Modern Mill Technology: No Modern Mill Technology is used during processing of our Sona Moong Dal so that all nutritional contents of dal are restored.
Hand-packed with much Care & Time: Lady Plant Workers are engaged for cleaning, grading, sorting by using traditional Kulo (winnowing basket made of bamboo) and packing jobs with much care and time.
Is there any Storage Guideline?
Sundarini Naturals Sona Moong Dal is free from polishing (both mechanically and chemically) and also free from preservatives or insect repellent. For longer storage the dal is to be transferred to any airtight container after opening of the sealed pack.
Moisture, air may reduce the aroma of the dal and also can damage the food item.
What does it mean by ‘Produce of Organic Agriculture in Conversion’?
The women cooperative farmers of Sundarini Naturals are cultivating folk rice varieties in the fields of Sundarban Delta organically without using any chemical pesticide, insecticide, or growth promoter, chemical fertilizers. Their solution to control diseases is to strengthen soil fertility by use of cow, cow urine, leaf compost etc.
As per guidelines of NPOP, Government of India it is mandatory to certify agriculture land and produce organic after three years from date of registration and necessary paperwork, audit etc. Our farmers have been registered in 2018 and expected to get organic certificate for agriculture produce in 2021. But, as approved by the Certification Body this period of conversion it is considered as ‘Produce of Organic Agriculture in Conversion’. The traditional method of farming in Sundarbans was always organic and now certification would help farmers for authentication and proper documentation.
For satisfaction of the consumers we have tested the rice at independent NABL accredited laboratory and results have been uploaded in the website. It is found that our Sona Moong Dal is absolutely free from harmful Chemicals/Pesticides including Glyphosate.