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Cardamom The Queen of Spices

In this article we dive into another essential spice of Indian food: cardamom, a member of the ginger family.   Origins: Cardamom is often referred to as The Queen of Spices, and it is used extensively in Indian cuisine but it has also been adopted worldwide mostly in Scandinavian dishes. It originated in India but is available worldwide today and used in both sweet and savoury recipes. Today it also grows in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Indo China and Tanzania. History: […]

Fresh Turmeric and powder from it

Turmeric – the saffron of India

Turmeric or The Saffron of India   Historic background While the use of this spice dates back 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, we do know that the Vedic people used Turmeric and products derived from it as far as 4000 years back and slowly spread through other regions with Marco Polo describing Turmeric’s properties as very similar to those of Saffron.   Etymology Today, turmeric is widely cultivated in the tropics and goes by different names in […]