Everything you need to know about spices: From selection to storage!

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Spices are a really important part of a recipe. They can give you a truly soulful food experience but if you do wrong choices regarding spices, it may also turn out to be a nightmare. So, it is very much important to learn about the right ways to select, store, and use the spices.

Selecting the correct spices:

There are a huge no. of spice varieties available in the market. But you should only focus on your requirements and preferences. For example, the Kashmiri Chilli Powder gives mild hotness but a super rich red color to food while Guntur Sannam Chilli gives you extreme hotness. So selecting the right spice as per your requirements is must, for a fulfilling experience.

Purchasing the right quantity:

The spices are natural products so they will go stale at one point of time. You should only stock spices to be used in next 6 – 12 months. After six months, the spices slowly starts losing the flavor. Also, in a regular household, the spices are used in minute quantity every day. So, rather than stocking them in large quantity, purchasing fresh spices as and when required, is a good idea.

Storing in the right condition:

Spices contain volatile oils which may evaporate very easily, resulting in loss of flavour. Store the spices away from heat, direct sunlight, moisture, and children. To protect it from moisture, you should always store spices in an air-tight jar. Also, you should store them in opaque jars so you can easily know what is in the container but still the spices remain protected from light.

Using in the correct way:

If you have purchased fresh spices, use lesser quantity at first because the fresh spices are more potent than the old spices. If you are not sure then add less amount of spices because you can easily add more whenever you need.

Try to use spices that are made using the cryogenic grinding technology. These spices retain their ideal properties as they are ground at very low temperatures. Satvam Nutrifoods is the pioneer in using Cryogenic Grinding Technology in India. Satvam offers a huge range of ground spices, premium ground spices, and blended spices, with their signature flavor and aroma intact.

Don’t compromise when it comes to the spices because the spices are the soul of any recipe!

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