The “Powerhouse” root of all: Turmeric

Turmeric, a spice used often in preparing curries, is gaining popularity as one of the most powerful herbs in fighting diseases. For centuries, it has been a staple of traditional Indian medicine (especially Ayurveda) and has been used as a wound healing agent. The number one active constituent of turmeric and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow colour is Curcumin. Curcumin is known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants and is also a potent natural anti-inflammatory agent of turmeric which has numerous health benefits associated with it. Here are a few of the aforementioned health benefits:...

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All that glitters is not gold: Polished vs unpolished dal

Whole pulses and dals are beyond doubt one of the most important ingredients of an Indian meal. And for vegetarians especially, dals and pulses are the most important source of protein. Having said that, it becomes crucial that the pulses and dals we buy are of the best quality which guarantees optimum nutrition and health benefits. ...

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