Having a botanical name Evernia Furfuraceae and origin in France, Chharila (Lican) Oleo oil offered is also known as Tree Moss CH and grows mostly on pine trees. Tree moss resinoid is semi solid mass that is dark green-brown in color and finds usage in Hina. With the tree moss exuding gorgeous aroma it is green, earthy, dry and is much lighter in composition. With the oil solvent extracted from lichens growing on spruce tree, the color is golden red/brown with a heavenly aroma. The extract is commonly used for natural perfumers and is also useful for curing asthmatic related problems. Further, it also blends well with most floral and citrus type essential oils and is used in aroma therapy and as body massage oil. Some other uses include in incense sticks, soaps & shampoos, cosmetics, pan masala and chewing tobacco.
Turmeric powder, a bright yellow spice powder is made from dry turmeric rhizomes. Turmeric"s main ingredient is curcumin which exhibits a wide range of medicinal activities. Turmeric is useful for its colour, flavour, cosmetic and medicinal properties. The use of turmeric dates back to nearly 3000 years ago to the ancient Vedic culture of India. Since then, it has been used as an important spice, beauty products and in spiritual ceremonies. The flavour of turmeric powder is slightly peppery giving a warm sensation in the mouth. Turmeric has been known throughout the world as a seasoning that renders colour and taste to food. Today turmeric is being used all over the world as a seasoning and a health product.
Red chilles, also known as Mirchi in India is believed to as old as 7000 B.C. Today, more than 400 different varieties of chillies are found all over the world. The world"s hottest chilli "Naga Jolokia" is cultivated in hilly terrain of Assam in a small town called Tezpur in India. Chillies have many medicinal properties that stimulate good digestion and endorphins and are natural pain killer that relieves pain. Chilly has two important commercial varieties. Some varieties are famous for red colour because of the pigment capsanthin, others are known for biting pungency attributed by capsaicin. Dry chilly, produced by Shimla Hills is extensively used as spice in curried dishes. It is also used as an ingredient in curry powder and in seasonings. Dry red chillies are very rich in vitamin C and pro-vitamin A.
Fenugreek is an ancient spice, known for its numerous health benefits. The fenugreek powder we supply has a brownish yellow colour with a bitter flavour and strong aroma. The pungency of the powder enhances the flavour of curries, gravies and rice items.
Cardamom is one the most expensive spices available. It is used while preparing savoury as well as sweet dishes. It is also used as a traditional flavouring in tea and coffee. Green cardamom powder is derived by cracking the pods, removing the seeds and grinding them. It has a beautiful flavour and aroma. The green cardamom powder we supply has a natural aroma.
The cinnamon powder we supply is produced by grinding the thin layers of the cinnamon sticks. This light brown powder has a delicate and complex flavour. It adds great flavour to baked dishes, desserts, coffee and tea. Cinnamon powder helps in lowering of blood sugar level.
Five Spice Powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns. Some recipes also contain ginger, nutmeg, and licorice.
The spice mix contains ground pepper (white, black, or both), cloves, nutmeg and dried ginger. Some variations of the mix use allspice instead of pepper or cinnamon in place of ginger.
This is hand blended with paprika, salt, cumin, coriander, garlic, green cardamom, cayenne, turmeric, anise, nutmeg, ginger, black cardamom, mace, black pepper, star anise, bay leaves, cinnamon, black cumin, and clove.
Garlic contains sulfur compounds, enzymes, and a variety of nutrients including vitamins, minerals and fiber -- with some of this bulb's health-promoting components not yet known or realized. One of the most active compounds in garlic is allicin, a potent antioxidant. Onion powder should smell sharp and just a little sweet, like a beautiful whole onion warmed by the sun. You can use onion powder in any recipe that calls for fresh onion. One tablespoon of onion powder is equal to a half cup of chopped fresh onion
Mace spice is a dried, outer aril, enveloping firmly around the nutmeg kernel. Nutmeg kernel and mace arils indeed are two separate spice products of same
Nutmeg is the shelled, dried seed of the plant Myristica fragrans, and mace is the dried net-like covering of the shell of the seed. Nutmeg and mace are used to make medicine. Nutmeg and mace are used for diarrhea, nausea, stomach spasms and pain, and intestinal gas.
Star anise is shaped like an eight-pointed star and contains seeds with an aniseed flavour, which comes from the spice's essential oil, anethole. It is one of the five spices in Chinese five-spice powder. Like anise, star anise has carminative, stomachic, stimulant and diuretic properties.
The ground cardamom in the store is probably green cardamom, because the powder is often used in recipes for masala chai (tea). Black cardamon has a stronger flavor. It is more smoky (kind of like cinnamon - only kind of)
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods.
Cloves & Health. Cloves have many health benefits and have been used for many purposes over the years. Some of the most common medicinal uses of cloves include treatment for toothache pain, stress relief and inflammation reduction of arthritis and other inflammation.
Bay Leaf Powder is used in the preparation of several cuisines such as soups, stews, vegetables, meat, biryani and seafood for enhancing the aroma and flavor.