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The Importance of Spices 

What’s the definition of spices?

Spices are known for their aromatic flavourings and seasoning in each dish. Spices are usually made from dried seeds, fruits and roots of a plant. The common types of spices are garlic powder, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric and ground black pepper.

For your information, spices have been known for their trade goods since the ancient years. Spices are known for their demand all across the such as Asia, Middle East, Europe & India. Besides that, spices are also known for their medical benefits such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral.

What are the health benefits of spices?

In current research from a nutritionist where they have discovered more than 100 types of spices that are used in cooking around the world are rich in antioxidants. In the beginning, mankind used spices as food preservatives.

Later on, they discovered that most of the spices help in curing wounds, aches and other health diseases. Therefore, spices are known for their unique health benefits which help in keeping our body and mind healthy. Examples of diseases that could be cured by spices:

  • Antioxidant properties
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Glucose-lowering effects
  • Appetite control
  • Weight maintenance
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Relieve nausea

Types of spices and their importance

There are many types of spices and each of them has its very own benefits. Today we will be talking about 3 types of spices and their fun facts.

Type of spice: Black Pepper

Fun fact: Black Pepper is known as one of the oldest spices yet an important spices in all cuisine. Pepper adds extra flavour to any dish. It is also known for being high in antioxidants which helps in protecting our bodies and fight off diseases.

Type of spice: Turmeric

Fun fact: Turmeric is one of the superfoods where it helps in reducing inflammation. Curcumin is the element in turmeric which helps in improving Alzheimer and depression. You wouldn’t believe it but there is proven research on this.

Besides that, turmeric is known for its ability to reduce arthritic pain and inflammation. Turmeric is a staple spice in every Indian household. Moreover, some Indians use turmeric to clean their kitchen equipment and it definitely works. You’ll be amazed by the results.

Type of spice: Cinnamon

Fun fact: Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the bark of a cinnamon tree. It is usually used for both cooking and drinking as well. What’s a pumpkin spice latte without cinnamon? Cinnamon plays an important role as a sweetening agent, therefore it is a great substitute for those who are having diabetes. Besides that, cinnamon also helps in reducing blood cholesterol

In conclusion, spices are amazing and every household should have their own spice rack on their kitchen counter. Now we know that spices play an important role in our diet because it helps in bringing up the flavours and is also rich in health benefits. To be honest, life is too short to be eating food without any taste. Therefore, let’s eat healthily and enjoy each dish!

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