INDIAN SPICES

CORIANDER SEEDS

Coriander or Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a species of Coriandrum sativum L. in the family Apiaceae, native to the Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa which is widely cultivated as a spice and herb.

Coriander is widely used in Mexican, Indian, European and Middle Eastern dishes. Two cultivar of Coriander exist: Moroccan and Indian. Common names for this herb include Cilantro, Chinese Cilantro, Coriander and Chinese parsley.

oriander Quick Facts
Name:Coriander
Scientific Name:Coriandrum sativum
OriginSouthwestern Asia and northern Africa
ColorsWhite or pink flowers; Across: 1.6 in. (4 cm)
ShapesRound, globular or ovate; Diameter: 6 mm; Length: 1/4 inch
Calories5 Kcal./cup
Major nutrientsVitamin K (51.67%)
Vitamin A (9.57%)
Vitamin C (6.00%)
Copper (5.00%)
Iron (4.38%)
Health benefitsReduce inflammation, Skin ailments, Reduce cholesterol, Aid digestion, Reduce blood pressure

TURMERIC

Turmeric is really a super-spice which has a high antioxidant value and also enhances the defense mechanisms. It is just a effective anti-inflammatory and is also well-liked by individuals with arthritis and also joint problems for this reason. Turmeric is germ killing and kills yeast as well as parasites whenever utilized internally. It is just a member of the ginger family and it is what provides many Indian Foods their yellow color. It really is utilized in curries as well as in mustard. There is certainly some evidence that it supports brain health and might help avoid Alzheimer’s disease.

Turmeric would be the root stalk of a tropical plant that is part of the ginger family. One of the main components of the spice is really a substance known as curcumin which includes possibly therapeutic qualities. You can purchase fresh turmeric in Chinese and Indian supermarkets. It’s widely accessible in the dried powder form in supermarkets. The spice is utilized in several Asian dishes, mustard and pickles. Additionally it is obtainable in supplements at chemists and health food shops.

RankScientific Name & (Common Name)
KingdomPlantae (Plants)
SubkingdomTracheobionta (Vascular plants)
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta (Seed plants)
DivisionMagnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
ClassLiliopsida (Monocotyledons)
SubclassZingiberidae
OrderZingiberales
FamilyZingiberaceae (Ginger family)
GenusCurcuma L. (Curcuma)
SpeciesCurcuma longa L. (Common turmeric)
SynonymsAmomum curcuma Jacq.Curcuma brog ValetonCurcuma domestica ValetonCurcuma longa var. vanaharidra Velay., Pandrav., J.K.George & Varapr.Curcuma ochrorhiza ValetonCurcuma soloensis ValetonCurcuma tinctoria GuibourtKua domestica Medik.Stissera curcuma Giseke

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