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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is DSM?

DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company specializing in Nutrition, Health & Sustainable Living. Our purpose is to create brighter lives for all. We achieve it by using all the scientific and innovation power at our disposal to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges - creating value for customers, shareholders, our people, and society-at-large.

2. Why add NuShakti™ powermix to rice/atta?

Most people in India eat rice and atta, which are low in vitamins and minerals due to the processing the grains undergo. Polishing of rice removes the fat and micronutrient rice bran layers to produce the commonly consumed white rice. This is estimated to remove, 75-90% of vitamins B1, B3, B6 and E. Fortifying rice provides an opportunity not only to add back the lost micronutrients but to also add other important micronutrients such as iron, zinc, folic acid, and vitamin B12. Similarly, vitamins and minerals can be added to atta as well.

3. Does NuShakti™ powermix have any preservatives?

No, NuShaktiTM powermix for rice and atta do not contain any preservatives. In fact, NuShaktiTM powermix for rice is made with organic rice.

4. What is NuShakti™ powermix for rice? Is it an artificial/plastic rice?

NuShaktiTM powermix for rice is made of organic rice flour, vitamins and minerals, and nothing else. It is not made from plastic or any other harmful materials and is completely edible and safe.

5. Will the colour, appearance, fragrance, or taste of my rice/atta change by adding NuShakti™ powermix?

No, NuShaktiTM powermix for rice and atta does not change the taste, colour, appearance, consistency, or fragrance of your regular rice and atta.

6. If I mix NuShakti™ powermix while sotring my rice, then I wash and drain my required quantity of rice, will the nutrients in NuShakti™ powermix wash away?

NuShaktiTM powermix for rice looks just like regular grains of rice, it is not a powder and so you can wash and drain your regular rice after it has been mixed with NuShaktiTM powermix as usual. Nutrients will not wash away. You can also soak the rice water, boil the rice, and discard the water (kanji), and store the rice in the fridge after cooking. There will still be good retention of most nutrients.

7. Are nutritional benefits retained even after cooking rice mixed with NuShakti™ powermix for rice and flour mixed with NuShakti™ powermix for atta?

Yes, there is good retention of most nutrients over a wide variety of cooking methods.

8. Can NuShakti™ powermix be mixed with raw rice or parboiled rice or both? What about different varieties of atta?

NuShaktiTM powermix for rice can be mixed with parboiled rice or raw rice of any variety such as kolam, ponni, basmati, sonamasuri etc. and it can also be used to prepare any dish such as biryani, lemon rice, Pongal, pulao etc.

Similarly, NuShaktiTM powermix for atta can be used in any variety of atta and the mixed atta can be used to prepare any type of rotis, chappattis, naans, puris etc.

9. Are NuShakti™ powermix rice & atta safe to use everyday for the long term?

Yes, NuShakti powermix is made of food ingredients and essential vitamins and minerals designed to fill the nutrients gap that may exist because of poor dietary habits. It is safe to use daily and designed for long term use. The nutrient levels are within the recommended daily allowance (RDA) by FSSAI. You should follow the instruction on the package for use.

10. Can leftover cooked rice/atta dough with has been mixed with NuShakti™ powermix be eaten the next day?

Yes, you can eat rice/atta mixed with NuShaktiTM powermix after storing in the refrigerator, or reheating. In general, however, it is advised to consume freshly cooked food.

11. How long should we use NuShakti™ powermix for rice and atta? When and how will we able to feel the results?

The best results are seen when NuShaktiTM powermix is used over the long term. When you feel the results depends on person to person, and each person’s existing micronutrient levels, diet, and lifestyle.

12. Can everyone in my family consumer NuShakti™ powermix for rice & atta? Including children, elders, diabetics and lactating and pregnant women?

NuShaktiTM powermix for rice & atta are designed for the whole family and deliver micronutrients within acceptable recommended dietary ranges and hence safe for consumption.

  • Yes, diabetics, pregnant and lactating women, children, adults, and elders can safely consume NuShaktiTM powermix for rice & atta.
  • For children with specific health conditions please seek your paediatrician’s advice.
  • People with Thalassemia, sickle cell anaemia to seek medical opinion, before consumption.
  • In case of any doubt please consult your doctor before consumption.

13. Are there any harmful/side effect to consuming NuShakti™ powermix?

The products are designed so as to give less than 100% RDA per 100g of raw rice/atta. When consumed as per the pack instruction, there haven’t been any reported harmful effects.

14. When I start using NuShakti™ powermix, can I stop taking multivitamins pills or supplements?

NuShaktiTM powermix for rice gives 2 minerals (Iron & Zinc) and 5 Vitamins (B1, B3, B6, B12, Folic Acid).

NuShaktiTM powermix for atta gives 2 minerals (Iron & Zinc) and 7 Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Folic Acid).

If your pills are recommended by doctors please check with them before discontinuing.

15. If by mistake, I add more NuShakti™ powermix than the required quantity, will there be any harmful effect?

Please use as per the recommended dosage of 1 sachet (50g) of NuShaktiTM powermix for rice per 5 kgs of your regular uncooked rice; and 1 sachet (5g) of NuShaktiTM powermix for atta per kg of your regular atta. If you have added extra sachets please add extra rice/ atta accordingly so that the correct ratio is maintained, as mentioned in the usage instructions.

16. How will I know that my immunity has improved?

Signs of good immunity are falling ill less often and feeling more active.