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Spice Market from the valley


<p>Supermarkets around the world often sell little jars vaguely labeled &lsquo;curry powder,&rsquo; the contents of which are used to imbue a generic &lsquo;Indian&rsquo; flavor to the dish being prepared. However no industrialised product will be as good as using spices that are locally sourced and every batch is prepared separately to keep the flavour, goodness and health intact.&nbsp;</p> <p>The usage of spices is according to the climate of a region. Kashmir being in the northern part of India has a cool climate and hence the spices are stronger in flavour, deeply roasted and aromatic. A little will definitely go a long way.&nbsp;</p>

<p>1 Red chilli powder</p> <p>Kashmiri Chili powder is a rich source of vital minerals like Iron, Potassium, Manganese and Magnesium. Iron is vital for improving the number of red blood cells and also improves cells oxygen carrying capacity.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">Other minerals improve cell metabolism, keep heart and arteries healthy and improve bone health. This Chilli Powder aids digestion and control loss of bodily fluids.</span></p> <p>Kashmiri Chili Powder is rich source of B complex group of vitamins like Niacin, Riboflavin and Thiamine. Vitamin B complex group is essential for energy production and is extremely beneficial for the nervous system.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">These are digestive aids and also help in improving memory and focus by neutralizing harmful homocysteine which is dangerous for brain health. These vitamins are also great for hair, skin and nail health.</span></p> <p>Ability to supplement vitamin A and flavanoids make it even more useful spice, its mild taste, attractive color and many health benefits make it deserving to be a necessary ingredient of kitchen.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">Sourced locally from Kashmir, our Red chilli powder with just a dash brings the exciting red to your dish.</span></p> <p><span style="text-align: inherit;">Famous for their mild heat yet flavour fullness, these chillies have great health benefits as well.&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: inherit;">Vitamin C is also very useful for skin, health of blood vessels, organs and bones.</span></p> <p>Kashmiri Chili Powder supplies dosage of quality anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are vital for controlling free radicals and converting them without turning into free radicals themselves. Regular use of this spice keeps the body&apos;s requirements of anti-oxidants fulfilled and help in keeping health protected.&nbsp;</p> <p>2 Turmeric</p> <p>&nbsp;Healthy Haldi&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-align: inherit;">This bright yellow - orange powder is related to Ginger. It&rsquo;s used as a ground spice or as a supplements, and in other beauty and dermatology products.Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring. It may help your face clear up from acne breakouts.</span></p> <p>But is your Haldi healthy?&nbsp;</p> <p>T<span style="text-align: inherit;">he world&apos;s best turmeric is grown in Lakadong, a small hilly region in West Jaintia Hills, near Shillong. The honest hard-working farmers grow Haldi which is of high quality and it&apos;s without any adulation.&nbsp;</span><span style="text-align: inherit;">Older Kashmiri women are known to incorporate healthy haldi everyday in their lifestyle, be it face masks or recipes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>A quick everyday kashmiri DIY tip mix a spoonful of yogurt with a pinch of haldi and apply it on your face everyday for 10 minutes before taking a shower. You will definitely see the change.</p> <p>3 Garam masala</p> <p>Kashmiri Garam Masala and how it&apos;s different?&nbsp;</p> <p>The Kashmiri Garam masala are darkly roasted and intense, producing the deepest aromatic flavors possible.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">High quality garam masala will have premium cloves and cumin that will help in keeping indigestion at bay. Rich in phytonutrients, Garam masala helps boost metabolism. It is rich in minerals keeping organs healthy and running. Helps fight bloating, flatulence and even nausea.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Unfortunately curries with garam masala lately have gotten a bad rapport, with many people believing Spice mix hinders digestion. This is due to the heavy influence of western culture and its practices. There is no reason for a perfectly healthy person to not consume garam masala. But make sure it isn&apos;t an industrial product full of adulteration.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">Instead you can try our Maej Kasheer Kashmiri Garam Masala and see the difference yourself. From the massive differences it brings to the taste of the food to being healthy for your body.</span></p>

<p>4 Fennel Powder</p> <p>With just a spoon of our Maej Kasheer Baidan(Fennel seed powder/ सौंफ पाउडर) you can add so much to your dish, from aroma to taste. Don&apos;t believe us? Try it for yourself.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">Fennel seeds are known to be a potent source of minerals like Calcium, Zinc, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, and Selenium. They do much more than just beating bad breath, such as regulating blood pressure and water retention. They are also known to reduce asthma symptoms.</span></p> <p>5 Dried Ginger&nbsp;</p> <p>The word ginger comes from the ancient Sanskrit singabera, meaning &lsquo;shaped like a horn&rsquo;.&nbsp;<span style="text-align: inherit;">Historically ginger can be traced back to 5000 years, used by the Ayurvedic Indians and traditional Chinese as a medicinal root. From ancient India and China to Greece and Rome, ginger has been revered as a medicinal but culinary spice with endless possibilities.</span></p>

Maej Kasheer
Jul 6, 2021 11:44 AM