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Discovering the Hidden Benefits of Garam Masala: Spicing Up Your Health and Cuisine

Discovering the Hidden Benefits of Garam Masala: Spicing Up Your Health and Cuisine

Posted by Suryamasale on 29th Mar 2024

Here, I am about to talk about one of the most essential spice blends in Indian cooking- garam masala.

As a food enthusiast, understanding the relevance of Indian spices is crucial in preparing authentic Indian cuisine. Of all the spices garam masala is one of the most favourable and versatile blended spices. Made of a mix of whole spices including cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cumin, and other such ingredients by grinding them into a fine powder, garam masala adds a magical touch to every vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, sprinkled on top of curries, biryanis, and soups. It adds depth and complexity to the flavour profile. Its warm and earthy taste with a hint of sweetness is unmatchable.

The origin of garam masala dates back to the Mughal-ruled era as a part of North-Indian cuisine. According to Ayurveda, the spices used to make garam masala are warming, hence, increasing metabolism.

It is interesting to note that there is no fixed recipe for making garam masala as every household prepares it according to their specific preferences and taste. Nutritionists have quoted that the health benefits of garam masala depend on the total health benefits each of the individual spice in the mix offers.

However, for your understanding, I have enlisted some of the

Common Health Benefits of Garam Masala

  • Promotes Digestion: The primary benefit of garam masala powder in a dish is that it stimulates appetite and boosts digestion. Since this blended spice releases gastric juices in the stomach, it helps with the digestion process. Cumin powder and cloves in the garam masala prevent indigestion. Clove also keeps acidity at bay. Similarly, adding pepper and cardamom to gram masala also promotes digestion.
  • Boosts Metabolism: Since garam masala is rich in phytonutrients, it promotes metabolism, especially because of the presence of pepper that is known to boost metabolism in the human body. The ingredients of garam masala are nutrient-rich that improve the overall functioning of different human body organs.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Garam masala is known for its rich antioxidant properties which not only help fight inflammation but also prevents skin problems.
  • Combats Bloating: Other than promoting digestion, garam masala’s carminative properties help in fighting bloating and nausea. It is perfect for maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
  • Fights Bad Breath: Cloves and cardamom present in garam masala help fight bad breath.

Know More Facts about Garam Masala

Wrapping Up,

If you are preparing garam masala at home, make sure you store it in an airtight container in keep it in a cool, dark area as ground garam masala loses its potency comparatively quickly.

However, why invest time in grinding whole spices when you can purchase this blended spice online, that too at competitive prices and with authentic taste?

Surya Masale’s garam masala options- Surya Mix Garam Masala/ Sabji Masala and Surya Garam Masala are made from a perfect blend of 21 different spices and crafted using age-old recipes. We manufacture our spices with the utmost care, keeping in mind the health and well-being of our customers. Hence, our products come with no added colours and no added preservatives, which not only enhance the taste and authenticity of the spices but also ensure it contributes to your overall health.

Shop for garam masala from Surya Masale’s online store and you would surely repeat your purchase every time.

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