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Month: April 2021

Brazil Nuts

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Brazil nuts are actually edible seeds from the Brazil nut tree, and they can be eaten raw or blanched. The nuts grow inside a round, coconut-like shell, in orange-like segments that, when split open, reveal about 12-20 Brazil nuts. Brazil nuts have a high proportion of monounsaturated fat, which is a  healthy ... more

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Almonds

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Almonds are said to be one of the world’s most loved tree nuts that are highly nutritious and filled with fats, antioxidants including vitamins and minerals. Whether you may be relishing an ice cream with almond toppings or having a glass of almond milk, you name it and this nut ... more

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Turmeric

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Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butter, and cheeses. But the root ... more

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Tamarind

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The health benefits of tamarind or imli are often not spoken about. But this sour fruit can actually keep your liver and heart safe from diseases. Known for its sweet and tangy taste, Tamarind is used all over the world to make chutneys, stews, sauces, and even desserts. But apart ... more

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Star Anish

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Star anise is actually the hard pericarp of the fruit of the star anise tree, which is scientifically known as Illicium verum. Native to Southeast Asia and parts of China, this hardened fruit can be ground into a valuable powder to be used as a spice or even used whole in certain ... more

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Sesame Seeds

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Sesame seeds that have been in cultivation for thousands of years are perhaps the oldest oil-rich seeds. Known as the ‘queen of oil seeds’, strongly endorsed by Ayurveda and other traditional forms of medicine for stimulating body heat, energy, and skin, hair benefits, these tiny seeds are a must-have in ... more

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Saffron

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Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world — with 1 pound (450 grams) costing between 500 and 5,000 U.S. dollars. The reason for its hefty price is its labor-intensive harvesting method, making the production costly. Saffron is harvested by hand from the Crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the “saffron ... more

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Red Chilies

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Whenever we talk about Indian cuisine, the first thought that pops up in our minds is the heat in it. And that’s nothing but the kick of chilies. Indian foods are incomplete without chilies in their spices. But did you know India has almost ten types of chilies spread all ... more

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Poppy Seeds

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Poppy Seeds are the nutty oilseeds obtained from the poppy plant, which is a staple condiment apart from garlic and mustard, found in Indian kitchens. Known by the vernacular names khus khus in Hindi, kasakasa in Tamil, and Gasagasalu in Telugu, this flowering plant is widely cultivated across Southeastern Europe ... more

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Anardana

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Anardana refers to the dried and ground seeds of the pomegranate. The name anardana is a Persian portmanteau. Anar translates to pomegranate and dana means seed. Anardana goes by different names depending on where in India you find it.  Most of the anardana that you are likely to find in the West is very ... more

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