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The History of Sugar

By |2020-08-27T03:08:52+03:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Sugar was first produced from sugarcane plants in northern India sometime after the first century CE. The derivation of the word “sugar” is thought to be from Sanskrit śarkarā, meaning "ground or candied sugar," originally "grit, gravel". Sanskrit literature from ancient India, written between 1500 [...]

How Spices Shaped Our History

By |2019-03-08T01:33:54+03:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , |

Vast fortunes made and squandered, powerful rulers seduced, ailments cured, and nations discovered…all in the name of spice. Spices have always cast a spell on our imaginations. They flatter our senses: our sight with their vibrant colors, our smell with their enticing fragrances, and our [...]

Saffron Surprising Health Benefits

By |2018-12-25T00:40:30+03:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ancient cultures around the world have cherished saffron for centuries and have cultivated it for a variety of reasons, including use as a culinary spice, digestive aid, and mood-boosting aphrodisiac. Derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, saffron is produced just as it has been [...]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

By |2018-09-02T12:24:57+03:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It's one of the key ingredients in many Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes and has incredible medicinal value, too. Here are some of the benefits of using turmeric as a spice 1. Turmeric [...]