General information about Spices

Spices can be categorized botanically according to their source of plant part as follows.

 
  • Leaves of aromatic plants: Examples include bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, etc.
  • Fruits or seeds: Examples include fennel, nutmeg, coriander, fenugreek, mustard, and black pepper etc.
  • Roots or bulbs: Examples include garlic, galangal, turmeric, ginger, etc
  • Bark: Cinnamon, Cassia, etc.

Spices we are using for our Tasty and Delicious ice cream


Cinnamon

The active principles in the cinnamon spice known to have anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-septic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties. It also contains very good amounts of vitamin A, niacin, pantothenic acid, and pyridoxine.

Vanilla

Vanilla extract is chiefly composed of simple and complex sugars, essential oils, vitamins, and minerals. This condiment spice also contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.

Ginger

Ginger root has been in use since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent, and anti-microbial properties Studies have shown that it may decrease nausea induced by motion sickness or pregnancy and may help relieve migraine headache.

Fruits we use for Ice Cream, Tasty Shakes and Delicious Juices


Avocados

Avocados, like olives, are high in mono-unsaturated fats and calories. However, they are very rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health benefiting plant nutrients. They are a very good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. 100 g fruit provides 6.7 g or about 18% of recommended daily intake. Dietary fiber helps lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent constipation. Fresh avocado pear is very rich source of potassium. 100 g of fruit provides 485 mg or about 10% of daily-required levels. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids where it helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium.

Banana

Banana is good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine); provides about 28% of daily-recommended allowance. Pyridoxine is an important B-complex vitamin that has beneficial role for the treatment of neuritis, and anemia. Further, it helps decrease homocystine (one of the triggering factor in coronary artery disease (CHD) and stroke episodes) levels within the human body. Fresh banana is a very rich source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 358 mg potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium.

Blackberries

As in other kinds of bush berries, blackberries too packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health. It absorbed into the blood at a rate slower than glucose inside the gut. It, thus, helps in steadying blood sugar levels. Fresh berries are an excellent sources of vitamin-C (100 g of berries contain 23 mg or 35% of RDA), which is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin-C helps develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and scavenge harmful free radicals from the human body.

Black currents

Black currants can have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. Additionally, the berries are also a very good source of other important minerals like copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and potassium, which are very essential for body metabolism.

Blueberries

Blueberries are very low in calories. 100 g fresh berries carry just 57 calories. Nonetheless, they possess notable health benefiting plant-nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness. The blueberry help rid off harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the human body, and thereby, protect it against cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.

Lemon

They contains zero saturated fats or cholesterol, but are good source of dietary fiber.Lemon is one of the very low glycemic fruits. Citrus fruits, as such, have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties. It is scientifically established fact that citrus fruits, especially lemons and oranges, by virtue of their richness in vitamins and minerals, have many proven health benefits. Moreover, it is now beginning to be appreciated that the other biologically active, non-nutrient compounds found in citrus fruits such as phyto-chemical antioxidants, and soluble as well as insoluble dietary fiber is helpful in reduction in the risk for cancers, many chronic diseases like arthritis, and from obesity and coronary heart diseases.

Mango

According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers. Fresh mango is a good source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 156 mg of potassium while just 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

Papaya

The papaya fruit is very low in calories (just 39 calories/100 g) and contains no cholesterol; however, it is a rich source of Phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Fresh, ripe papaya is one of the fruits with the highest vitamin-C content. Research studies have shown that vitamin C has many important functions like free radicals scavenging, immune booster, and anti-inflammatory actions. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes has known to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Passion

Delicious, passion fruit is rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Passion fruit is good in vitamin C. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. Furthermore, granadilla is a very good source of minerals. Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus are present in adequate amounts in the fruit.

Pineapple

Fresh pineapple is low in calories. Nonetheless, it is a storehouse for several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation. It also contains small amount Vitamin A that helps the human body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Raspberries

Delicious raspberries are low in calories and fats. Fresh raspberries are an excellent sources of vitamin-C which helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and scavenge harmful free radicals. They contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

Strawberries

Strawberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Scientific studies show that consumption of these berries may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases. Furthermore they contain Fluoride. Fluoride is a component of bones and teeth and is important for prevention of dental caries.

Watermelon

Rich in electrolytes and water content, melons are nature’s gift to beat tropical summer thirst. Watermelon is an excellent source of lycopene. Studies suggest that lycopene offer certain protection to skin against harmful UV rays.