In the territory of culinary delights, the aromatic allure of ground spices is unmatchable. These tiny spices have the magical power of transforming an ordinary dish to extraordinary one feast. Spices are amongst the most demanding and expensive products available in India. Regular use of every condiment in daily cooking helps to correct blood biochemistry, Anemia, thalassemia and insomnia. Still, among these enchanting flavours, a question arises- Are the ground spices safe to consume?
When it comes to safety of our meals, it is important to understand the measures taken to assured the quality of ground spices. We are reassured through the process of corroboration- it makes sure that spices we add to our recipes and consume are not only tasty but also safe and have many health benefits.
A condiment is a spice, sauce or preparation that is added to food after cooking to impart a specific flavor, to enhance its flavor. As most of the world’s spices come from Southeast Asia, the spice trade helped drive the global economy starting in the Middle Ages.
Spices have strong flavors and are used in very small portions, spices tend to add few calories to food. Even though many spices, especially those made from seeds, contain high portions of fat, protein, and carbohydrate. When used in larger quantity, spices can also contribute a substantial amount of minerals and other micronutrients to the diet.
A significant portion of locally made spices stands adulterated, mixed with harmful foreign substances. For instance, Lead chromate and broken rice in turmeric powder, bajra and coriander stem in coriander powder, Sudan dyes in Chilli Powder etc. More worsening, in many cases exhausted spices are mixed with fresh ones in small quantities to confuse the consumer.
According to FSSAI Gazette Notification File No. 4 (37) 2017/ States/ RCD/FSSAI, dated 29th December, 2020, for the secure consumption of spices, they must adhere to regulatory guidelines and standards and adulteration in Spices like turmeric, coriander, red chilli powder etc. should be tested. Reputable testing and certification services ensure that the spices meet these standards and it helps in not only verifying their safety but also build trust among customers.
Testing of Adulteration in spices at Qualitek labs:
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