Updated: Jun 29
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.
You can get more information that how spices keep you safe against viruses like Covid-19, ebola etc.
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
Which type spices are better 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.
Any side effect of spices pickles?
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.
How much amount of spices pickles you should consume daily?
To make your dinner and lunch a complete meal include 2 tablespoons of spices.
What is the nutrition value of spices for pickles?
Serving per recipes: 6 Amount per recipes Calories- 29 Total Fat: 1.4g2 % Sodium: 4mg< 1 % Potassium: 60mg2 % Total Carbohydrates: 4g1 % Protein: 1.2g2 % Vitamin A: 223IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 44mg Iron: 1mg Vitamin B6: 0mg Magnesium: 16mg