Black Pepper

Black Pepper- The king of Spices Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is flowering vine in the family Piperceae, cultivated for its fruit, known as a peppercorn, which is generally dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit is drupe (stone fruit) which is about 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter (fresh and fully mature), dark red, and contains a stone which […]

Cumin and Benefits

CUMIN-THE MAGICAL SPICE Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family.The term comes via Middle english and Old french from the Latin term cuminum.Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae , native to the Middle East and stretching east to India.Its seeds each one contained within a fruit, which is dried are used in […]

Turmeric and its benefits

TURMERIC-THE GOLDEN SPICE Indian food needs turmeric. Turmeric, a ground spice has an  striking yellow colour and has many health benefits. Turmeric has great anti-inflammatory properties. This spice gives Indian dishes a beautifully rich colour. Turmeric is made from the root of a plant in the ginger family Curcuma longa (Family: Zingiberacea). It has been […]

Essential Spices of India

TRADITIONAL DESI SPICES In India, food was always considered important to a person’s devoutness. There were numerous rules and rituals regarding food. As it was believed that a person’s mind and geste was affected by nutrition, so food habits were taken seriously. Due to the vast demographics in India, the region, religion influenced the Indian […]