Spice Trade — turmeric

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

Price updates: Indian Spices

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The peak arrival seasons for most spices are over. Now that farmers and factories alike have also begun to book in purchase orders, many prices have stabilised and begun dropping as farmers clear stock. We expect most prices to remain at these levels for now, but expect seed prices to increase gradually. Our market rate below for spices: Kashmiri ChilliFestival season in India is approaching later this month, we expect prices to rise.50G (1.8 OZ) PRICE: USD 6100G (3.5 OZ) PRICE: USD 8200G (7.1 OZ) PRICE: USD 10  Black PeppercornsAs competing Pepper growing in Vietnam has still just been released...

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Turmeric: The spice which started a medical revolution

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Not all natural remedies are worth anything, but when one ingredient in particular gets the whole world excited, it’s worth a closer look. Once discarded as a fraud herbal remedy, in 1995, Turmeric found itself to be the centre of attention in the medical world. Ever since then, the nature of medicines have been drifting further apart from science, and into the realm of the unknown. Turmeric is a fairly common spice. It’s used as an essential ingredient throughout India, as well as in a number of other cuisines. But the spice itself is not as innocent or normal as...

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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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