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Indian Spices – An Introduction To The Connoisseur

Whenever we feel hungry, we have an urge to eat. Imagine if the food which we eat has no taste. What would you do? You will simply hate to eat that food. Why do you really don’t want to have that food? It is because of the absence of flavours. 

Spices are packed with flavours and make the disk enjoyable. Spices are known as the connoisseur for the taste of the food and this is the reason for it.

So “Spices”. What do you think about the term “Spices”? What comes to your mind? We’ll naturally think about chillies, burning our mouths etc. But in reality, that’s not so.


In simple words, The term “spices” refers to a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are the leaves, flowers, or stems of plants used for flavoring or as a garnish. So what kind of spices come into your mind? Many of us think about the Red Chilli. Yes it is a spice. But in reality, There are roughly 40 different spices all over the world and many of the spices have very good medicinal properties for your body.


We may actually think that spices may burn your mouth or it is bad for health but it is not so. There is now ample evidence that spices and herbs possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol – lowering activities as well as properties that affect cognition and mood. Spices not only enhance the flavor, aroma, and color of food and beverages, but they can also protect from acute and chronic diseases. More Americans are considering the use of spices and herbs for medicinal and therapeutic/remedy use, especially for various chronic conditions.


Whenever you ask a foreigner  what he thinks about India, his first answer will be stating that Indians have spicy food. Why is it so? It is because of the variety of spices present in India. India is a “Cradle Of Spices” and many countries import spices from India. Although there are many spices in India, the below spices are commonly used in India. So let us see the different kinds of spices present in India. 

  • Cinnamon sticks 
  • Fenugreek seeds 
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Cardamom
  • Brown mustard seeds
  • Dried red chillies
  • Ground turmeric
  • Asafoetida 


Among all the spices, there is one mighty king who is ruling all these spices. It is none other than “Black Pepper”. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is known as the “King of Spices” because of its powerful aroma and is widely used in all major cuisines around the world because of its medicinal properties. Black pepper is cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and then used as a spice or seasoning known as peppercorn. Unlike its better half, salt, which is easily available in any nook and corner of the world, the black pepper owes its origins to Kerala—a state in Southern India.


One can get Indian spices from many countries as well. In Malaysia, one can get Indian spices through wholesaler companies and retailer companies in Malaysia. One can get Indian spices in the Indian groceries stores in Malaysia. 


Although there are many wholesaler companies that produce Indian spices, the following are a few examples of wholesale companies that produce Indian spices. They are as follows.

Haksya Global is a very good wholesaler company that produces exotic and the best quality of Indian spices and foodstuffs, which taste like that of our grandma’s master chef cooking.


Just like the wholesalers, there are many retailers who sell Indian spices in Malaysia. Few examples for such companies are as follows.

Well these are the places where you can get the fresh and exotic Indian spices that give a treat for your taste buds. Let us see some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the connoisseur of the taste buds.


So here are the most frequently asked questions about spices.

1.Will spicy food induce labour?

Well the answer is there is no proof stating that spicy food can induce labour. Well it may cause irritations in your intestines, but there is still no proof stating that it induces labour.

2.Will spicy food help with a cold?

The answer is yes. Spicy foods can reduce and chop off the common cold. A very good example is Black Pepper. It is the best doctor who cures the common cold.

So to conclude, after reading this content, you will “Never Judge A Book By Its Cover”, especially for the connoisseur of the taste of the food – Indian Spices.



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