Cardamom of commerce is the dried ripe fruit (capsules of cardamom plant) often referred as the “Queen of Spices” because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. Cardamom has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, resinous fragrance.
Black Pepper is the dried mature berry of Piper nigrum, a climbing, perennial shrub mostly found in hot, moist region of Southern India.Black Peppercorn or Piper Nigrum is considered as essential spice in the culinery art throughout the world. Black Peppercorn is crushed and brought to us in the form of pepper. Worldwide it is […]
Chilli is the dried ripe fruit of the genus Capsicum. Capsicum annuum is an annual sub –shrub, the flowers of which are borne singly and fruits usually pendent, which provide red peppers, cayenne, paprika and chillies and sweet pepper a mild form with large inflated fruits.
Turmeric is the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished rhizomes of Curcuma longa.Curcuma Longa or Turmeric or Haldi is a most essential spice all over the world. In Ayurvedic sciences, health benefits of turmeric are many Turmeric is a natural antiseptic so used as natural healing in cuts, burns and wounds Turmeric for Skin usage is […]
Coriander is an important spice crop having a prime position in flavouring food.Coriander is the ripe fruit of the herb Coriandrum sativum. Coriander can be found in form of seed and leaves. All these have different flavors so it is individually used differently in recipes with coriander.
The ripe fruit (seed) is small straight or slightly curved, greenish yellow, deeply furrowed, and having agreeable aroma.Fennel is a flowering plant species in the celery family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae. It is the sole species in the genus Foeniculum. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves.The ripe fruit (seed) is […]
Fenugreek seed is the ripe fruit of an annual herb.Fenugreek is the small seed that is produced from the pod of a bean-like plant. Natural Fenugreek seeds are angular, yellowish brown in appearance and are very hard. Some other shapes in which these seeds come are oblong, rhombic or cubic. The seed is split by […]
The “True Cinnamon” or Sri Lankan Cinnamon is the dried inner stem bark of Cinnamomum Verum.Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods.Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice.It is also used in many dessert recipes, such […]
The small fruit pods are pale brown and have an oval shape, but is more aromatic.Ajwain, ajowan or ajwan, also carom is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae.Both the leaves and the fruit pods (often mistakenly called seeds) of the plant are used for human consumption. The plant is also called bishop’s weed, but […]
Mint is a perennial herb with creeping root stalk and an erect stem.Mint is used for flavouring meat, fish, sauces, soups, stews, vinegar, tea, tobacco and cordials. The mint oil is used for the production of natural menthol, dementhalised oil is for flavouring mouth washes, tooth paste and pharmaceutical preparations.
The clove of commerce is the air-dried unopened flower bud obtained from evergreen medium sized tree .Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows […]
Vanilla, a member of the orchid family is a climbing monocot possessing a stout, succulent stem; short petioled, oblong leaves.Vanilla is one of the oldest and one of the most expensive spices as well as one of the most familiar, but you don’t hear a lot about it’s health benefits. That’s probably because it is […]
Cambodge is a tropical fruit commonly known as ‘Malabar Tamarind’ is a medium size evergreen dioecious tree with rounded crown and horizontal or drooping branches attaining a height of 18 mtrs.
The dried rind is used as a condiment for flavouring curries.
Bay Leaf or Laurel Leaf are dried leaves or an evergreen shrub.Bay leaf refers to the aromatic leaves of several plants used in cooking.Bay leaves were used for flavoring by the ancient Greeks.It is a fixture in the cooking of many European cuisines as well as in the Americas. They are used in soups, stews, […]
White pepper is a variety of pepper, also known as pepper corn. White pepper is essentially the seed of the plant after the fruit is removed. The flesh of the fruit softens and decomposes, which is further rubbed for getting the seed. The seed so obtained is dried and then used in the whole or […]
Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of Moringa oleifera, also known as the Drumstick tree. Moringa oil has got a special name, it is Ben oil. It is called so because it has high amounts of behenic acid. Moringa oil has been mentioned as a very useful oil in the medicinal books of Greece […]
Moringa has been used worldwide to combat malnutrition. It is a nutritionally complex whole food naturally abundant in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Daily use of Moringa can help to restore your imbalances, add concentrated superfood nutrition to your diet Moringa is considered one of the most complete, nutrientdense plants on Earth. Its leaves have […]
The leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree are very nutritious. They can be consumed fresh, cooked or dried. Since dried Moringa leaves retain their nutrient content, it is possible to convert them into leaf powder. When there is an abundance of leaves, this leaf powder can be made and stored easily. Moringa Leaf Powder is […]
Dried Moringa leaves can be made into powder using a mortar & pestle, local grain grinders, burr mills (hand crank or motor driven), or simply by rubbing the dried leaves against a fine screen. Once the dried Moringa leaves have been transformed into a powder, the leaves powder is sifted to remove any remaining stems.. […]
Moringa oleifera tree provides some of the most useful and valuable seeds on earth. Moringa oleifera seeds can create powerful and natural medicines used to heal a variety of ailments. In addition, Moringa oleifera seeds are used to purify water and feed animals. While many parts of Moringa oleifera trees are deemed useful, the seeds […]
Jackfruit is a sweet, delicious and exotic fruit that is packed with many nutrients and benefits. Jackfruit is known as the jack of all fruits. It is a rich source of vitamin, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrate, electrolytes, fiber, fat and protein. This fruit also contains calorie but no cholesterol or saturated fats. Consume jackfruit for the […]