Spices

Govt estimates 4.5% drop in onion output for 2017-18

Govt estimates 4.5% drop in onion output for 2017-18

As per the ministry's first advance estimate, area sown to onion remained lower at 1.19 million hectare in the current year as against 1.30 million hectare in the last year.

Jan 02, 2018, 19:03 PM IST
Cinnamon: The super spice that could potentially halt the build-up of belly flab!

Cinnamon: The super spice that could potentially halt the build-up of belly flab!

The results of the experiments conducted in the study showed that the spice slowed down the fat-storing process and reduced the risk of heart disease.

Aug 28, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

Jan 14, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
Suffering from arthritis? Include these foods in your diet!

Suffering from arthritis? Include these foods in your diet!

Arthritis is a painful medical condition in the form of inflammation of joints which leads to severe pain, swelling and stiffness.

Dec 23, 2016, 23:16 PM IST

Add some spice to your life!

Sandhya Gugnani

Spices and herbs have been used in foods for centuries. A herb is a friend of a physicians & praise of cooks as said by Charlemagne.

Jan 31, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

Spices Board India to go global through retail outlets

Spices Board chairman A. Jayathilak said signature stalls would be set up in overseas market in partnership with private investors.

Sep 07, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

Various measures launched to boost spices production

The Board said it has also decided to provide financial aid to farmers for irrigation, land development, mechanisation, replanting, soil conservation and organic farming of various spices, mainly small cardamom.

Jul 30, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Exports of 6 key agri products record negative growth in FY15

Exports of six key agricultural products, including tea, spices and tobacco, have registered negative growth in 2014-15, mainly due to decline in prices in global commodity markets.

May 26, 2015, 20:44 PM IST
Why you drool over yummy Indian food revealed

Why you drool over yummy Indian food revealed

So scientists finally have the answer to why we start drooling over spicy yummy Indian dishes.

Mar 05, 2015, 18:32 PM IST

Herbs, spices may help boost heart`s health

A new study has found that spices and herbs don't just add flavor to your food, but may also help boost your heart's health.

Nov 19, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

Cure to cold-induced pain hidden in mustard, garlic receptor!

Some people experience cold as a painful sensation. Researchers have now found that the cure to this sensation could be in the olfactory receptors that react to pungent substances like mustard and garlic.

Nov 16, 2014, 21:47 PM IST

Add spices and herbs in food for super health

Spices and herbs not only offer a zingy flavour to your food, they can also improve your health by helping to reduce sodium, calorie and fat intake, finds research.

Oct 29, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

Health benefits of Black pepper

Black pepper that is both a spice and a medicine can actually save you from spending huge hospital bills for diseases that can well be treated at home.

Jul 28, 2014, 23:13 PM IST

Spices, herbs in food helps lower salt intake in adults

A new study has found that teaching people how to flavour food with and herbs is considerably more effective at lowering salt intake.

Mar 20, 2014, 18:02 PM IST

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir`s saffron fields

As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south Kashmir town are a riot of colour and fragrance these days.

Nov 07, 2013, 12:16 PM IST

Sir Michael Caine finds Indian spices magical

Sir Michael Caine has expressed his love for Indian spices, saying that turmeric keeps him away from ageing.

Jun 04, 2013, 17:02 PM IST

Curry leaf, the wonder ingredient!

The curry leaf that we often tend to throw out first from our food, the moment we see it, has actually many medicinal benefits.

May 23, 2012, 11:08 AM IST

Indian curry spices curb oxidative effects of fatty meals

Adding Indian curry spices like turmeric and cinnamon to a high-fat meal could help reduce oxidative stress and thus thwart the risk of chronic disease, according to a new study.

Aug 11, 2011, 13:12 PM IST

Saudi King photo with women spices mixing debate

Saudi newspapers ran front page
pictures on Friday of King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan bin
Abdul Aziz in a crowd of women with their faces bared, adding
fuel to the growing fight over mixing in the kingdom.

Apr 30, 2010, 23:27 PM IST