Curry Leaves are most commonly utilized as a flavoring ingredient while preparing curry using gram flour & curd. They appear dark green in color and are known to have good amounts of fiber, calcium, carbohydrates, iron, & phosphorus. Due to the presence of vitamin C, A, B, & E, these leaves aid in fighting infection and improving heart health. They have the capability to control indigestion, diarrhea, peptic ulcers, & dysentery.
Whole Coriander appears as light to golden brown colored round seeds that are commonly used as a spice in various food preparations. It also possesses several health benefits including the ability to lower blood sugar level, manage BP, improve cholesterol & HDL, support healthy menstruation, and prevents urinary tract infections. Coriander seed has soothing aroma and also aid in improving digestion. It can also be utilized in pulverized form as a powder.
Cumin Seed has unique flavor & aroma and is most commonly used a spice in numerous food preparations. Sized about 5mm in length, it appears brown in color with spindle shaped units. Cumin contains good amounts of carbohydrates, protein, choline, calcium, phosphorus, & potassium. It is known to act as antioxidant & prevent free radicals from attacking to our cells. This spice also has anti cancerous property and the ability to fight bacteria & parasites.
Dry Cloves are obtained from a tree which belongs to Myrtaceae family and S.aromaticum species. They are the aromatic flower buds and are most commonly used a spice throughout the world. These cloves are known to be utilized in Ayurvedic & Chinese medicines, herbalism, & dentistry. Essential eugenol oil received from clove provides instant relief from toothache and is also utilized in the formulation of toothpaste. They have several antibacterial and chemo-preventive properties.
Cinnamon (Dalchini) is obtained from the inner bark of trees that belongs to Cinnamomum genus. This spice is utilized as an aromatic condiment in numerous cuisines. It contains cinnamaldehyde essential oil which gives it flavor & aroma. Cinnamon is known to have great amount of carbohydrate, dietary fibers, and calcium. It is comprised of excellent quantities of polyphenols providing it good antioxidant properties. Dalchini can fight infections & aid in tissue damage repair.
Green Cardamom is extensively & most commonly used as an aromatic ingredient while preparing various sweet dishes, rice, and other cuisines. It contains small black color seeds with spindle shaped green colored cover having triangular cross section. Cardamom can prevent bad breathe, aid in better digestion, helps in longevity, boosts blood circulation, and treats sleep trouble. It is also utilized while making tea to give it irresistible aroma and is known to have alpha-terpineol, myrcene, limonene, & menthone.
Black Pepper is produced from still green unripe drupe by cooking in hot water in order to clean & prepare them for drying. It is widely used as spice in the preparation of soups, curry, pickles, & vegetables, and seasoning in fast foods including pizza & burger. Pepper contains piperine chemical which imparts its spicy taste. It can improve the absorption of selenium, curcumin, & beta-carotene which helps in fighting cancer.
White Peppercorns are produced by removing the darker colored skin by a special technique known as retting, by soaking seeds in water for about 1 week. They are most commonly used Thai & Chinese cuisines, salads, & sauces as well. These peppercorns have pungent flavor and are known to relieve pain resulting due to spasm or sprains. They also have the ability to aid in arthritis & weight loss and heal headache.
Turmeric Powder is extensively utilized as a natural coloring agent in the preparation of lentils, pickles, & various sweet dishes. It is a yellow colored powder which also finds its application i8n dye industry. This powder also has numerous medicinal properties including anti bacterial & wound healing nature. It has the ability to reduce cholesterol and prevent colon & skin cancers. Earthy aroma & color of this powder is the result of presence of curcumin antioxidant.
White Pepper is widely utilized as a spice & seasoning in soups, sauces, pastes, and Chinese & Thai cuisines. Made by a retting process, it is known to have piperine, alkamides, wisanine, and piptigrine. Due to the presence of good amounts of antioxidants, this pepper can help in removing fine lines, wrinkles, & dark spots. It is also beneficial for improving eyesight, curing cataract, and can prevent skin from harmful UV radiations.