Flavor Profile: Indian Spices, Uses, and Health Benefits

Indian cuisine is known for its wide array of spices and the perfect combination of different flavors. Through decades of trading and international relations, the spice trade has catalyzed the Age of Discovery in Europe and heavily influenced other cuisines around the world.

Indian cuisine has been known to be influenced by centuries of culture, religion, and tradition. “Ayurveda” or the ancient Indian system of holistic medicine uses plant-based formulations and medicine in treating different ailments. The diversity of the type of soil, climate, and ethnic groups in India fostered the discovery and use of different spices that made Indian cuisine have a distinct and unique flavor.

This is “Flavor Profile”. A blog series where we get to know more about the Indian spices we have known and loved. Come with us as we dive deeper into the history of how these spices found their way to our tables, their uses, as well as their health benefits.

Turmeric Powder

This vibrant yellow powder has a history as rich as its flavor. The use of turmeric ...