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​5 Essential Spices for Indian Cooking

India, known as the “home of spices” produces high-quality traditional spices which are an indispensable part of Indian Cuisine. Here, we will look into five essential spices, widely used in Indian households.  Idukki Gold Spices is the largest online spices store in Kerala to explore, select, and buy fresh spices.

The 5 spices include,

  1. Pepper
  2. Cardamom
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Nutmeg
  5. Clove

Pepper is one of the most popular spices in the world. It is added for extra hotness in dishes. Pepper not only adds spice and flavor but has immense health benefits as well. It improves digestive health and metabolism, alleviates migraines, reduce risks of cancer, fights fungal infections, colds,
supports cardiovascular health, improves blood sugar level, and also maintain cholesterol levels.

Hand-harvested Cardamom or Elaichi is widely used in different parts of the world. Cardamom has a unique property to add instant aroma and flavor to your dishes. No matter how tired you are, a cup of Elaichi Tea will boost you up instantly! That’s the power of spices. Elaichi has an antioxidant that treats bad breath, prevents cavities, treats infections, and improves digestion. There are many cardamom manufacturers in Kerala from whom you can get fresh cardamom. IGS is making this possible online with a seamless shopping experience at the best rates.

Cinnamon is another popular spice used in both savory and desserts. From the yummy cinnamon rolls to the most favorite biriyanis, Cinnamon is used in a variety of dishes. If the food has got the Cinnamon magic, we always have a reason to drool over the dishes!

However, many of us lack knowledge about the health benefits of including Cinnamon in our diet. Stimulating the appetite, increasing blood flow, working as insulin to lower blood sugar level are some of them.

The tastes of the dishes vary according to the spices we use! There are many spice suppliers in Kerala supplying spices in India and abroad. However, getting fresh and authentic spices from the misty hills of Idukki is what IGS offers our customers.

In Indian cuisine, nutmeg is used in many sweet, as well as savory, dishes. Grated nutmeg is used in meat preparations and is also sparingly added to desserts for flavor. It may also be used in small quantities in garam masala. Aside from its many culinary uses, nutmeg contains powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds that act as antioxidants that improve mood, blood sugar control, and heart health.

Cloves are used often in Indian cuisine for their rich flavor and spicy aroma. They are used in a variety of Indian meat, rice and vegetable dishes. You’ll find ground clove in garam masala. They have important nutrients, high in antioxidants, and may help protect against cancer.

The hills of Idukki in Kerala are famous for the wide variety of spices that are grown and harvested there. Exploring spice farms and seeing the spices being cultivated and handpicked is a must experience for the many tourists that throng the hills. With immunity-boosting and other health benefits, spices are now an integral part of many people’s lifestyle.  For people who live in different parts of India and abroad, getting authentic spices from indigenous plantations just got easier. Idukki Gold Spices brings you premium spices from plantations in Idukki that are graded and sorted. People from any part of India can buy spices  from Kerala online with Idukki Gold Spices. IGS maintains the product authenticity and quality and ensures you a convenient shopping experience from purchase to product delivery. 

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