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Spice is the way to a healthier life!

Hot and spicy foods have been looked down upon since ages. And although icy food may cause digestive discomfort in some people, the benefits of including the amount of spices in our food preparation may just out-weigh these cons. hink it’s time to debunk this myth and give spices its due credit. It may come as a surprise but the truth is that spicy food or spices such as chilli powder, garam masala, and hot peppers provide many health benefits that you may be unaware of. ...

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Importance of Spice Oil

When we think about Indian cuisine, masalas or spice powders become an indispensable ingredient. The secret to different curries throughout different parts of India is attributed to the various blends of masalas used. Two main attributes of spices when added to our food is aroma and taste. Without either one, our food would have no character. Imagine eating chicken tikka or paneer butter masala without the taste of the actual masala. It’s the aroma of these masalas when cooked which often arouses hunger. So what gives spices their characteristic taste and aroma? It’s a special component of spices called spice oils or oleoresins....

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Dal: A nutritious Powerhouse!

Considering an alarming increase in lifestyle diseases in India, it is important to have a well-balanced and nutritious diet to promote healthy living. Keeping this in mind and the subsequent increase in health consciousness, people are getting attracted to more and more processed food products in an effort to indulge and maintain a nutritiously balanced diet. However, there exists one such magical ingredient in all our kitchens which can help us do the same. What is it you ask?...

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Spice is the way to a healthier life!

Hot and spicy foods have been looked down upon since ages. spicy food may cause digestive discomfort in some people, the benefits of including the right amount of spices in our food preparation might just outweigh the cons. We think it’s time to debunk this myth and give spicy food its due credit. It may come as a surprise but the truth is that spicy food or spices such as chilli powder, garam masala, and hot peppers provide many health benefits that you may be unaware of. ...

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The “Powerhouse” root of all: Turmeric

Turmeric, a spice used often in preparing curries, is gaining popularity as one of the most powerful herbs in fighting diseases. For centuries, it has been a staple of traditional Indian medicine (especially Ayurveda) and has been used as a wound healing agent. The number one active constituent of turmeric and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow colour is Curcumin. Curcumin is known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants and is also a potent natural anti-inflammatory agent of turmeric which has numerous health benefits associated with it. Here are a few of the aforementioned health benefits:...

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All that glitters is not gold: Polished vs unpolished dal

Whole pulses and dals are beyond doubt one of the most important ingredients of an Indian meal. And for vegetarians especially, dals and pulses are the most important source of protein. Having said that, it becomes crucial that the pulses and dals we buy are of the best quality which guarantees optimum nutrition and health benefits. ...

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A Super seed in your Spice Box: Coriander

Coriander, popularly known as dhania in India, is extensively used across various regional cuisines to flavor curries, vegetables, snack items, etc. The spice is not only popular in India, but other foreign countries as well where it is used to flavor salsas, burritos and several meat dishes. Apart from being a popular spice, coriander seeds are also known for their medicinal properties. It is often recommended for stomach ailments and studies show that regular consumption of coriander can bring about various health benefits....

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