Spices: With a rich heritage and culture, India holds a richer history for spices and its production. Before the British or any other country conquered India, It was the richest of the kingdoms all around the world. Not because of gold or diamonds or artifacts, India was considered rich because of its extensive produce of different spices.Spices were among the most demanded and expensive products available in Europe in the Middle Age
Spices have strong flavors and used in small quantities. They hold high nutritional values, specially the ones made from seeds. Contain high portions of fat, protein and carbs. They contribute in substantial amount of minerals and micro-nutrients, like iron, magnesium , calcium and many others to the diet if consumed in larger quantities. Spice have proven to have substantial antioxidant properties owing to its huge demands.
India Today holds the first position in the overall production of spices. India accounts to produce 75% of the global spice production. The Indian institute of spice research in Kozhikode, Kerala is a devoted institute conducting researched on 10 spices: black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, garcinia, ginger, nutmeg, paprika, turmeric, and vanilla.
Spices in Indian Cuisine
Indian cuisine said to be one of the most diverse with an uncountable combination of spice and curries. The extensive use of spice in the India cuisine is its trademark. Garam masala, “HOT Spice” is of Indian origin and is a blend of different spices. A typical garam masala constitutes of : Black and White Peppercorns, Cloves, Cinnamon, Mace(outer covering of nutmeg), Black and Green cardamon pods, Bay leaf, Cumin and Coriander.
Moreover, Indian people all around the world are spreading the different combination of spice they use for making the numerous types of curries and gravies. These combination though spicy but adored by all the taste buds globally.
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