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Mustard Seeds: A Moutain Of Benefits

Mustard Seeds | Rai | Spices | Benefits

There are plenty of things I loved about the U.S., and I still do miss my days there, even after so many years. But if I had to pick one thing about it that I absolutely adore, then it’s mustard sauce. Living there taught me all of its wonders.  What got me reminiscing about mustard sauce? The seeds. I used them recently for a quick dinner dish, which got me wondering why…

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Saffron: One Exotic Pinch With Many Merits

Saffron

Kesar: Threading The Golden Stigmas The other day a fellow baking-enthusiast gave me an interesting tidbit – it takes 75,000 saffron crocus flowers to produce less than 500 grams of saffron. Each flower is painstakingly handpicked and dried. From the stigma of every dried flower, three saffron strands (just 3) are threaded. That can’t be right! 500 grams is a measly amount for such a laborious process. But then I…

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