Spices are Best With Their Essential Oils Intact
Aug 28, 2021
Is it enough if black pepper adds a dash of spice but misses out on its natural essential oils and health benefits of spices? Yes, spices have benefits beyond just seasoning your dishes. But did you know their valuable essential oils are extracted before they land up on supermarket shelves. Natural oils from spices contain antioxidants that help prevent diseases. According to the Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), spices owe their flavour to volatile oils and taste to Oleoresin, a mixture of essential oils and resin. India is one of the largest exporters of spice oleoresins which are in high demand in aromatherapy, food flavouring and pharma industries. When these oils are extracted, the consumer ends up getting only the fibre of spices devoid of their healthy oils, sold at lesser price in the market. Most people are unaware of this regular practice. What is the point using spices without their true essence?
These oils are rich in antioxidants and prevent diseases.
Piperine in pepper, Eugenol in clove, Cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon, Curcumin in turmeric, Lignans in nutmeg etc, give spices complete flavour, aroma, taste and health benefits. Even if you sparsely use spices, it is wiser to use the ones with valuable essential oils intact for best results.
Nature’s Box is committed to bring natural, oil rich medicinal spices grown organically in their own farmlands and sold without extracting the valuable oils. Relish the taste and boost your immunity with natural goodness of aromatic and wholesome spices. In addition to oil rich spices, there is a wide range of curcumin rich turmeric, healing herbs and wholesome grocery to choose from.