Tailored to capture the essential phytonutrients in each spice
Spices are far beyond flavours & colours ! - emerged from the search of the man in nature for aids that can heal the body, mind and the soul. Spices – the global food components and traditional medicinal agents having a solution of bioavailable antioxidants several fold higher than fruits and vegetables – thus offer a new generation functional phytonutrients to better cater the notion that ‘it is always better to prevent diseases rather than treating to cure.’ They are essential components of traditional Indian and Chinese systems of medicine. Post genomic scientific research, employing the sophisticated techniques of molecular screening and cellular interactions has substantiated the panacea of phytonutrients in spices as efficient components of health. Kitchen spices like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, chili, garlic, etc have already the superstars in nutraceutical world. The extreme safety profile and their great history of use as safe food components with the GRAS status multiply the significance of spice components as nutraceutical and/or functional/medical food ingredients.