story of spice

Ever imagined how would your favourite food taste without chilli /pepper??

Did you know the spices so common these days were once a much prized good and often used as commodity money for commerce!

Black pepper is referred to as “king of spices” or “black gold” and Cardamom as the “queen of spices”, which happens to rank 3rd in the list of highly expensive of spices, even today. Isn’t that fascinating?

Spice’s origination dates back to as old as 1000 BC where medical systems based upon herbs could be found in China, Korea, and India. Early uses were connected with magic, medicine, religion, tradition and preservation.


What is a Spice?

Spice, basically is a seed, fruit, root, bark, berry, bud or vegetable substance primarily used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food.

Spice trade developed throughout South Asia and Middle East in around 2000 BC with cinnamon and pepper, and in East Asia with herbs and pepper. It established and destroyed empires, led to the discovery of new continents, and in many ways helped lay the foundation for the modern world.

Spices were amongst the most demanded and expensive products available in Europe in the Middle Ages, the most common being black pepper, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Back then, they were all imported from plantations in Asia and Africa, which made them expensive.

Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why it is more commonly used in warmer climates, which have more infectious disease, and why the use of spices is prominent in meat, which is particularly susceptible to spoiling. Spices are sometimes used in medicine, religious rituals, cosmetics or perfume production, or as a vegetable.

Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of medicines, uses different herbs and spices to treat plethora of health issues, ranging from simple to complex.

When it comes to international platform today, India contributes 75% of global spice production. (Source: UN Food & Agriculture Organization)

United States began its entry into the world spice industry in the 18th century, when American businessmen began their own spice companies and started dealing directly with Asian growers rather than the established European companies.

Today Global travel, immigration and more adventurous palates are increasing the interest in spicy foods.

There are innumerable and scientifically proven benefits of spices.

To read and learn more about spices, click on the links below:

                                                Top 5 Reasons To Use Magic Spice Garam Masala

                                                Traditional Indian Spices for Detox

                                                Garam Masala- The Essential Indian Spice

Spices, native mostly to tropical regions, harbor valuable genes for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses thereby bringing in the invaluable goodness. One cannot reconstruct the natural occurrence of spice plants in all cases. Hence, at Vedica Organics, we ensure that the spices, purely organic in nature, are traded right from their place of origin to your doorstep at a highly competitive price.

Spice up your life with our varied spice products that makes your everyday cooking tastier and healthier. Vedica promotes organic products and some of our spices are top selling in the market.

For details on the list of Spices, Vedica Organics offer, click here.

One cannot imagine any Indian food without Garam Masala. This quintessential ingredient is the secret to the popularity of many Indian recipes be it famous Chicken butter masala or any home-made recipe. Garam Masala has the power to tickle your tastes buds by adding all the flavours to the recipe.
Garam Masala typically means “Hot spice mix”, which is the perfect blend of different usual spices. It not only adds unique and subtle essence to the food but also has many benefits you’re entitled to. 
I have pulled together some common, yet important reasons to use Garam Masala in your food. Let’s see what they are.
  1. Anti-Ageing Ingredient:

    Garam Masala is a great anti-ageing ingredient since it includes powerful ingredients such as cinnamon, pepper, fennel etc, which are known as miracle ingredients with many benefits. Add more years to your life with Garam Masala.

  2. Improves Cholesterol Levels:

    Natural ingredients like pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom work great to lower your cholesterol levels. Cinnamon, a main ingredient of Garam Masala, is beneficial for people with type-2 Diabetes. It lowers sugar levels and is an amazing source of fiber and calcium. It also helps improve your memory, fights cancer, and keeps heart problems at bay.

  3. Offer Anti-Inflammatory Properties:

    Cumin, another important ingredient of Garam Masala, is known for its strong flavor and bitter smell. But it offers a wide variety of benefits. Cumin is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. From acidic problem to heart diseases, this powerful ingredient controls your heart rate, improves digestion and enhances your metabolism.

  4. Keeps Your Dentist Away:

    No Garam Masala is ever complete without cloves, which has been used to fight many health diseases. Cloves are a great source of antioxidants, calcium, vitamins, and omega 6 fatty acids. They are great at reducing toothache and tooth cavity and thus have been used worldwide. Also, they help you build a healthy immune system by removing toxins from your body.

  5. Power Punch To Your Taste Buds:

    Last, but not the least, Garam Masala helps you improve the flavor of your food. In Garam Masala, each spice brings a unique flavor to the dish. The sugary taste of fennel and spiciness of pepper maintain the balance of flavors in your dish. As a matter of fact, taste preferences differ among people, but you can always solve the problem with a pinch of Garam Masala. 

Garam Masala is a combination of many different ingredients with each ingredient playing a vital role. From delicious flavor to health benefits, Garam Masala has it all. 

So, have you tried the Garam Masala? No? What are you waiting for? Try it out and let us know your feedback. Share your views about this ultimate ingredient in the comment section below.