Wednesday, 6 June 2012

List of some spices

The spices are playing vital role in our health.

Here are names of some spices:

Cardamom's high antioxidant count will help restore levels of glutathione, which protects cells against toxins. A morning infusion with fresh ginger is great for battling hangovers.


Half a teaspoonful of these tiny seeds carries more than double the
antioxidants found in a cup of chopped tomatoes and nearly twice as much as a carrot. Add to soups and sauces for an earthy note.

US researchers found that curcumin, a chemical in turmeric, helps prevent tiny blockages in the brain that may cause Alzheimer's. Our wide use of turmeric helps explain why very few of senior citizens in India have the disease.


Saffron's ruddy colour comes from a natural acid called crocetin, which studies suggest help prevent neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease. It's a little bit pricey but a pinch goes a long way-especially if you get it on your clothes!

Fennel contains nearly as much potassium per cup as bananas. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre found upping potassium in your diet is as important as decreasing salt for healthy blood pressure.

Star anise

Anethole is the essential oil that gives this spice its distinctive liquorice flavour. It helps reduce inflammation, shows a study at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre. Chefs suggest using its ground seeds as a marinade for meat.
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