The Trinity of Spices
April 3, 2013

Sometimes referred to as the trinity of flavor, 3 spices that we cannot do without are ginger, garlic and chillies.  And this I write from the chilli-land of India – Andhra Pradesh.  I wonder if any other state in India can beat the Andhraites in the intake of chillies!

What’s great about the spice trinity is that all of them are rich in antioxidants.  Garlic has cholesterol lowering properties as well as helps to remove excess phlegm from the body.  Ginger reduces nausea and also provides vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.  Chillies (dry red or fresh green) provide vitamin C, beta carotene and magnesium.

It makes sense to include these spices in your diet regularly, but in restricted quantities.  They can be added to salads, sauces, soups, masalas, chutneys and gravies.