Health Benefits of Spices in Pickles
Pickles are enjoyed everywhere in India. Making pickles is a family event and everyone gets involved in the pickle making process. When thinking about pickle making process, helping out our grandmother and mother comes to mind. Every kid in India anxiously waits for the day when Pickle is ready and can’t wait to taste it.
What is pickling spices?
One of the important ingredients of pickles apart from our main ingredient is pickling spice. Pickling Spice is a mixture of all spices, which results in a delicious taste. Spice Mixture is several health benefits too as we will discuss it in detail below.
What is the difference between All spices and pickling spices?
Health Benefits of Pickles –
1. Indian Pickles have Antioxidant properties
Indian pickles contain raw and unripe ingredients, they are a rich source of antioxidants. Having a good amount of anti-oxidants in your body helps your body to fight against life-threatening diseases like cancer etc.
2. Rich Source of Essentials Minerals and Vitamins
Leafy vegetables are sometimes an ingredients in Spices. Leafy vegetables are often known for their for rich source of Vitamins and Minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and little bit Vitamin K and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium. The food that you consume might not include vitamins and minerals mentioned above, so it might be a good idea to include Pickles in your food.
3. Spices Pickles play a vital role in boosting your immunity
Pickles includes lots of Spices like Turmeric Powder, Cumin Seed and other nutrient rich ingredients. These ingredients helps boost immunity and it helps body to keep the harmful viruses at bay. Therefore, consumption of spices pickles daily helps you stay healthy.
4. If you are facing digestion problem? Answer is here.
Our digestive system generates lots of probiotics bacterial which aids us in Digestion. Consumption of anti-biotic food leads to the depletion of helpful digestive bacterias in your gut. To maintain the balance of generation and consumption of these bacterias have some spice pickles.
FAQ of spices for pickles
It mostly depends on your recipes. But most common spices which are used in Pickle making are Turmeric, Mustard, Cumin Seed, Fennel Seed, and Sesame Seed.
The excessive salt content in spice pickles may be harmful to your body and it may lead to the cause of many diseases like high blood pressure and so on. Consumption in moderation is recommended.
To make your dinner and lunch a complete meal include 2 tablespoons of spices.
Serving per recipes: 6
Amount per recipes
Total Fat: 1.4g2 %
Sodium: 4mg< 1 %
Potassium: 60mg2 %
Total Carbohydrates: 4g1 %
Protein: 1.2g2 %
Vitamin A: 223IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Vitamin B6: 0mg