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Benefits Associated With Turmeric Powder

10 Nov

Turmeric powder is a very popular spice. It is derived from root of Curcuma longa. This is a perennial and herbaceous plant. Turmeric rhizomes are dried for extracting this powder. An active ingredient of this powder is Curcumin. The flavor, beautifying, health qualities and tint of this powder depend on this active ingredient. The spice has various health benefits and it is used in different dishes. Turmeric enhances the production of bile. It also acts as antioxidant ingredient.

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder is prepared from rhizomes which are freshly picked. This is done to retain the benefits and flavor of turmeric. The rhizomes which are picked are properly boiled. The fingers of the rhizomes are also boiled for an hour till white steam and bubbles are excreted. The rhizomes are drained and also dried under sunlight. These become dry and brittle. These are then properly grinded with the help of machines or by hand, to produce the powder.

Turmeric-Powder

Turmeric-Powder

Proper care should be taken while storing Turmeric powder. These should be kept in dry and cool place. Try to keep them away from the sunlight. Heat reduces the essences and aromatic oils present in this spice powder. Avoid excess humidity as it might solidify the powder. Containers which are airtight should be used to store the powder.

There are several companies that are considered as the leading manufacturer and exporter of turmeric powder. They pick the best quality of finger to make powder. They use modern technology and tools to grind the rhizomes to extract the powder. They have proper teams to look after the manufacturing and packaging of these items. There are various companies which have their own website and you can get the information about their products and the price from these websites. You can even order through online.

Uses of Coriander Seeds

18 Feb

There are different names for coriander; some call it cilantro while some call it Chinese parsley. This plant is popular as it produces a spice and a herb. ‘Coriander’ is a word which is used for ground seeds and for the fresh herb we use the word ‘cilantro’. It belongs to Apiaceae family and it is found in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Coriander seeds are very popular as they increase flavor of dishes and are also associated with health benefits.

Coriander Seeds

Coriander Seeds

Some of us like raw spices than readymade spices which are available. Coriander seeds are crushed and then added to increase flavor and aroma to various culinary delights. The seeds are free from gluten and act as anti oxidant. Various essential oils and fatty acids can be obtained from the seeds and this helps to enhance digestive and anti flatulent properties of these seeds. Dietary fibers can be obtained and this helps to reduce constipation. Women around the world consume the seeds for better menstrual flow. These are used for reducing the level of sugar in our blood as they stimulate insulin secretion. Seeds from these plants are used for maintaining the balance between good and bad cholesterol level and helps our heart stay healthy.

coriander seeds

coriander seeds

Curries and pickles are made by using coriander seeds and leaves. For buying fresh seeds you can contact different companies which deal with raw spices. There are traders who supply raw spices to various parts of the world. You can order and purchase quality seeds through online sources. You might even get discounts on these products. But while purchasing spices whether be it from whole sellers you should always choose a dealer who is popular. Read the packaging date and ask them how to store these seeds so that you can use them for longer period.

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