Curry powder is a blend of many spices, and comes in almost infinite varieties. Each curry powder can have different component spices, in differing amounts–making each curry blend unique. Curry Powder is one of a number of mixtures of spices used in Indian cooking and (unsurprisingly) is specifically used for curry dishes. Others spice mixtures are Garam Masala, Rasam powder and Sambar powder. These all have their own uses and, although they may look similar, they should not be confused with each other.
Curry powder is made up of numerous ingredients, and depending on the region of the world, they can change slightly, which can also alter the specific health benefits that may be derived from the powder. The most common and advantageous ingredients of curry powder are turmeric, coriander, cardamom, cumin, sweet basil, and red pepper. Some other ingredients that are occasionally added, depending on the specific recipe, are fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, or mustard seeds, all of which have individual health benefits. We will focus on the benefits from the most traditional form of curry powder.
Properties of each curry powder vary according to the contents. Because of its powdered nature it continuously gives out its flavor and essential oil and so its properties will decrease gradually. We can avoid it to an extent by a careful air tight packing. Therefore the manufacturer should give a keen interest during its packing and also the distribution soon after the manufacturing. Any entrepreneur venture into this field will be successful.
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