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Spices

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Spices lend a earthy, savory taste to foods.

Usage Tips

  1. Spices can be used in food for flavour, color or as preservatives.
  2. Ground spices which are older than six months should be replaced.
  3. Whole dry spices can last for up to two years if they are stored properly.
  4. Spices last longer when they are stored in a cool and dry location.

Common names and forms

  1. Assorted Spices
  2. Blended Spices
  3. Dry spices
  4. Gluten Free Spices
  5. Organic Blended Spices

Description

Spices are seasonings that are obtained from the parts of a plant such as fruits and seed, bark, dried buds, stigma, roots and rhizomes and resin. They may be available in several forms: fresh, whole dried, or pre-ground dried. Spices which are used to flavor food includes coriander, fennel, mustard, cinnamon, mace, clove, saffron, ginger and asafoetida. They give aroma, color, flavor, and sometimes even texture to food. Most of the spices are grown in the tropical regions of the world.

Health benefits

  • Spices normally contain anti-inflammatory properties.(1)
  • They are extremely low in calories, but they are useful in helping the body’s natural immune system.(1)
  • They helps to improve digestion and also helps to reduce problems that are related to the digestive system, such as indigestion and constipation.(1)
  • They help regulate the body’s metabolism efficiently.(1)
  • They are also helps to improve brain and memory function.(1)

Selection Guide

Avoid the spices which has lost some of its original color.

Note

Excess consumption of spices may cause vomiting, anxiety, seizures, high Blood Pressure and rapid heart rate.(2)

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