Garam masala is a cumbersome component of Indian cuisine. It enhances the flavor of the food and makes it more palatable. A lot of people assume that an oil-free diet is highly compromised in taste but the biggest thing they tend to overlook are the spices which are the key flavor enhancers of a dish. Garam masala is one such spice which adds on to the flavor of the dish and increases the taste manifolds.
There is no standard recipe for garam masala, the benefits of the spice vary on the basis of the compositions of herb used. Common spices featured in garam masala include cloves (laung), cinnamon (dalchini), cumin (jeera), nutmeg (jaiphal), peppercorn (kaalimirch), cardamom (elaichi), and bay leaves (tejpatta).
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARAM MASALA
1.) Stimulates Appetite and Boosts Digestion-
Cloves and cumin in the garam masala keep indigestion at bay and cloves also help in preventing acidity. Adding pepper and cardamom to your garam masala boosts digestion.
2.) Garam Masala Boosts Metabolism-
Garam masala is rich in phytonutrients, which helps in boosting metabolism.
3.) Garam Masala is Rich in Antioxidants-
The individual herbs used in garam masala possess tremendous amounts of antioxidant compounds which prevents the body from oxidative damage and boosts immunity.
4.) Garam Masala Fights Bloating and Flatulence Due to its Carminative Properties-
Garam masala helps in getting relief from bloating (gas) problems due to its digestion stimulating properties.
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