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SPICES

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Black Pepper

Black pepper has been a significant part of various cuisines across the world. It adds a subtle spice to your food due to its unique taste. Black pepper or pepper is also widely used in salad dressing.

 

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Garlic

Garlic is a key ingredient for every kind of cuisine. It is evident that some of the recipes are impossible to prepare without garlic. You can also opt for it to obtain a slew of nutrients.

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Mustard Seed

You can consume in either paste or powdered form. The strong flavor of the mustard can make your food delicious in no time. It is also known as Indian mustard and is effective to treat several body pains.

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Cumin

This bitter tasting spice is a crucial part of several Middle Eastern cuisines. Apart from this, cumin became a part of ancient remedies due to its healing and soothing properties.

 

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a fantastic spice. It makes your food savory, prevents you from the risks of chronic diseases, and lightens your skin complexion as well. So, do not wait and consume turmeric in any form to get the most of it.

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Salt

No question, salt completes meals. But have you thought about its medicinal uses? Studies suggest that salt, when consumed in moderation, restore minerals that you lose due to excess perspiration.

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Cardamom

Cardamom is a crucial spice for various Asian cuisines specifically desserts. It contains sweet and spicy taste and a strong flavor. However, using it with cinnamon or honey can reduce the intensity of flavor.

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Star Anise

The small seed of star anise uses as a spice and contains subtle flavor similar to licorice. It is called Chinese anise in several regions of the world. Star anise is diuretic in nature and promotes digestion.

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Saffron

Bright in color and different in taste, saffron is also called kesar. It blends well in rice recipes and various Asian desserts. Moreover, recent studies have proven its fantastic benefits for respiratory disorders such as asthma.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon or true cinnamon is enhancing the flavor and quality of cakes, brownies, and other cuisines for decades. It would not be wrong to claim that no baked item completes without a dash of cinnamon.

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Coriander

Coriander seeds are used as a spice to increase the nutritional value of your food. Cilantro or Chinese parsley is a storehouse of anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

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Cayenne

Spicy food lovers cannot imagine preparing meals without incorporating cayenne into the recipe. This red pepper is similar to jalapenos and hot peppers. Cayenne also is known as capsaicin and contains health benefiting properties.

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Cloves

With its distinctive smell and aroma, cloves are making meals savory for a long time now. In most parts of the world, cloves blend well in meat recipes whereas in many regions it is also a part of baked items.

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Dried Chillies

These are responsible for their pungent (hot) flavor .Red chilies contain high amounts of vitamin C and carotene (provitamin A). Chilli peppers are a rich source of spicy-hot capsaicin.

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Cassia

Cassia, cassia bark, or Chinese cassia is often sold as an alternative to cinnamon. However, it belongs to the pea family and possesses both culinary and medical uses. In traditional remedies, cassia was widely used to treat diarrhea and nausea.

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Carom (Ajwain)

Carom is also known as ajwain and is a vital part of Indian cuisine. Not to mention, carom is a storehouse of many essential oils including thymol. You can also obtain a few phytochemicals from the spice such as limonene, cymene, pinene, terpinene, and limonene.

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Peanuts

Peanuts are unrelated to tree nuts. As a legume, they’re related to beans, lentils, and soy.Peanuts are abundant in the vitamins niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, choline, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E and rich in minerals.

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Ginger

Ginger is a root but widely used in cuisines as a spice due to its strong and spicy flavor. You can also consume ginger in a tea form to get maximum benefits in a short time span. Ginger provides antibacterial properties along with the whopping amount of antioxidants.

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek adds extra flavor to your recipes. You should stock up fenugreek in your kitchen cabinet due to the health benefits associated with it. For instance, people with type 1 and 2 diabetes can incorporate some quantity of the spice to balance glucose levels in the bloodstream.

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Mace

Mace is an outer layer of the nutmeg seed. That is why its flavor is similar to nutmeg. Also, mace is not as intense as nutmeg. Mace functions as an effective appetite stimulant in children and adults alike.