Spice Trade — garlic

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Nutrition and Buying tips: Garlic

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Garlic Flakes All values below are per 1 tsp (3.1g) of ground Garlic. Be sure to freshly grind to get the most out of your spices! ProximatesWater 0.2gEnergy 10kcalProtein 0.51gTotal lipid (fat) 0.02gCarbohydrate, by difference 2.25gFiber, total dietary 0.3gSugars, total 0.08g MineralsCalcium, Ca 2mgIron, Fe 0.18mgMagnesium, Mg 2mgPhosphorus, P 13mgPotassium, K 37mgSodium, Na 2mgZinc, Zn 0.09mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0mgThiamin 0.013mgRiboflavin 0.004mgNiacin 0.025mgVitamin B-6 0.051mgFolate, DFE 1µgVitamin B-12 0µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 0IUVitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.02mgVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0µgVitamin D 0IUVitamin K (phylloquinone) 0µg LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.008gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.004gFatty acids, total...

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The dark truth behind powdered spices – Garlic

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Have you ever wondered why spices in the supermarket don’t smell or taste as good as those found in street markets? Or why you can’t really tell when they’ve lost flavour sitting in your spice rack for years? What about if you were told that for the majority of powdered spices, most of the aromas and flavours have already long faded away Don’t believe it? Read on and you’ll see part of the knowledge we’ve amassed over the decades. Our aim has always been to improve transparency in the industry for consumers, to educate and allow cooks to make more...

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Health benefits of Onions and Garlic

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Onions have been known to be one of the healthiest root vegetables, and with good reason. While vegetables like leeks and onions don’t contain very many vitamins, they are an outstanding source of allyl sulfides. These are biological compounds which have been shown to help lower blood pressure and slow down tumour growth. In other words, they have literally been observed to prevent cancer and help with certain heart diseases. Another important nutrient in these vegetables is Quercetin. It’s been shown to be beneficially helpful to people suffering from arthritis. In some instances, there is also strong evidence to show that...

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Garlic

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Dehydrated Garlic prices rise sharply due to higher fresh garlic prices. This, coupled with many factories refusal to dehydrate to capacity has led to further high prices. We expect demand and supply factors stabilise in a few months time, but must buy our new season crop before all the high quality produce is sold out. Price of garlic today: Garlic Flakes: 100G (3.5 OZ) PRICE: USD 7200G (7.1 OZ) PRICE: USD 10500G (17.6 OZ) PRICE: USD 20  Garlic Granules: 100G (3.5 OZ) PRICE: USD 8200G (7.1 OZ) PRICE: USD 12500G (17.6 OZ) PRICE: USD 22   

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Recipe: Chole Masala (Indian Cooking)

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Recipe: Chole Masala (Indian Cooking)

Chole Masala is one of the more popular North Indian dishes, and also relies heavily on traditional Indian cooking techniques. Also known as “Garbanzo beans” or “Chickpeas”, this recipe for Chole Masala is the result of layering spice upon spice to produce a rich, flavourful curry. Garbanzo beans are also highly nutritious. As a member of the legume family, they are highly recommended for optimizing health and preventing disease by the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer societies. Rehydrating dried beans is always going to be more healthy and flavourful, but this recipe can be sped up...

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