Rich, heady, aromatic, and flavourful – Indian cuisine is almost inconceivable any other way. It is synonymous with spices, which are responsible for its unique flavours.Indian spices and herbs go beyond taste and aesthetics. An integral part of Ayurveda and traditional Indian medicine, spices have now gained recognition worldwide for their therapeutic properties. We offer an extensive range of organic spices and seasonings to meet all your cooking needs.
Unfortunately, what is yet unknown to most people is rampant adulteration in our everyday spices. From staples like turmeric powder, black pepper, chilli powder to even common salt, adulteration has been found in a large variety of spices and seasonings. Adulterated spices come devoid of the very medicinal properties, and that spices are otherwise hailed. Many of them contain harmful additives like the controversial flavor-enhancer monosodium glutamate. Did you know that pebbles, pesticides, bacteria, toxic colors, fillers, sawdust, red oxide, and carcinogens are among the adulterants present in cheap spices? While it isn’t feasible to painstakingly test for adulteration in your spices every time you buy them, it is possible to shop from only verified sellers. At Conscious Food, we take authenticity very seriously and source strictly from organic farmers.
Why does buying organic spices make sense?
What makes organic spices superior to run-of-the-mill spices begins with organic farming itself. Ultimately, they are derived from plants that have been cultivated without the use of pesticides, animal hormones, and chemical fertilizers. Next is the processing – traditional spices are sterilized using irradiation and carcinogenic chemicals like ethylene oxide, while organic spices are sterilized using safe methods like steaming, freezing, and sun drying. Moreover, Conscious Food employs hand-pounding and iron-pounding techniques for processing its herbs and spices. Unlike traditional pulverizing machines, this prevents the depletion of the authentic aroma, flavour, texture, and natural oils. Spices stay close to their natural form, thereby retaining the nutritional and therapeutic benefits. Our customers love our organic hing and turmeric. Buy our organic spices online and tell us what you think!
In the culinary world, spices refer to the dried part of a plant, other than the leaves, used for seasoning and flavoring a recipe but not the main ingredient.
The green leafy parts of plants that are used in this way are considered herbs. Every other part of the plant, including dried bark, roots, berries, seeds, twigs, or anything else that isn’t the green leafy part, is considered a spice e.g., Cinnamon is the bark of a tree. Cardamom is a seedpod. Allspice is a dried berry. Cloves are dried flower buds. Spices are used in a dried form, while herbs can be used either fresh or dried. When cooking with spices, one thing to keep in mind is that spices start to lose their flavor when they are ground. So whenever possible, it’s best to grind your herbs and spices immediately before using them, rather than using spices or herbs that are already ground. You can use a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle for this purpose. If grinding your spices isn’t possible, do the next best thing and buy our organic spices. Our powdered spices are iron-pounded and not pulverized. Iron pounding ensures that spices are ground at a lower temperature, thereby retaining the oils and flavors. This also means that you need a smaller quantity for seasoning compared to commercially ground spices.
Where can I buy Authentic, Healthy & Organic Spices online in India?
Buy Organic Spices & Seasonings online from Conscious Food at the best prices. We provide a wide range of spices rich in antioxidants, antibacterial properties & minerals.
How to check if spices are pure?
Many spices in the market are adulterated, devoid of their medicinal properties. Conscious Food believes in providing the best quality, cleaned spices and seasonings to the users. We follow the process of sorting, cleaning, quality check, and then packing. Learn more on How to check adulteration in Spices