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Deva Naturals

Mangosteen and other exotic Thai fruits and veggies star in a line of deliciously healthy snacks and spices

by Evan Orensten in Food + Drink on 09 July 2010

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Nitti Sachdeva imports fruits and spices from her native Thailand for her line of delicious chutneys, freeze-dried mangosteen and Thai Tom Yum herbs under the name Deva Naturals. The impassioned Vermont-based chef, dedicated to fusion cuisine, combines her zesty Eastern products with Western concepts for dishes like Spaghetti Phat Khee Maao, Philly Stuffed Haddock and Mangosteen Margaritas.

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Also known as "The Mangosteen Lady," Sachdeva offers the anti-oxidant-rich tropical fruit freeze dried for healthy snacking or as a chutney (along with Berry Medley and Peach) for a variety of culinary options.

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The Indian and Thai spices make an ideal rub for backyard barbecues, but added to cream cheese for a quick dip or to pizza, as Sachdeva suggests, are tasty options too.

Deva Naturals products sell online, prices vary but begin at $5 for a tin of authentic Indian masala spices.

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