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Shahi or Black Jeera is grown using natural farming principles in the hilly areas of Gurez valley of Kashmir
Sourced from Kashmir farmers, this jeera has high oil content and is known for its sweet flavour and aroma
Shahi Jeera is extensively used in medicines and in cooking too. It is mainly used in tandoori dishes, in some specific Indian curries, is an important ingredient of masala tea and Indian garam masala
- Good for digestive health, acts as a carminative
- Seeds are used as remedies for bronchitis and cough
- Does wonders to skin, helps to treat eczema, dry skin and psoriasis
- It is believed to boost cardiovascular health and also help in regulating blood sugar levels.
- It is also believed to be good for female reproductive health
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Dried blackberries₹ 350.00
Dried blackberries are a sweet and chewy snack that can be added to trail mix and granola, or eaten straight out of the bag. They are a real treat in the morning and go well served with pancakes, or with yogurt for a breakfast parfait. Try dried blackberries on your salads for a burst of fruity goodness. They also make a gorgeous topping to cakes and cheesecakes. One bite of these lush dried blackberries and they will soon become one of your favorite treats. They also make a wonderful addition to salads and baked goods. Dried blackberries are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.
Health Benefits of Dried BlackberriesJust a serving of these delicious dried blackberries can do wonders for your health. A few of them being : 1)The Greeks used the blackberry as a remedy for Gout, and the Romans made a tea from the leaves of the blackberry plant to treat various illness. It is valuable remedy for dysentery and diarrhea. 2)A 1-cup serving of blackberries contains 62 calories, 1 gram of fat, 2 grams of protein and 14 grams of carbohydrates, including 8 grams of dietary fiber. 3)The vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber in blackberries may help to lower your risk for heart disease 4)Blackberries are said to strengthen blood vessels, help fight heart disease and help improve eyesight.The high tannin content of blackberries help tighten tissue, relieve intestinal inflammation, and help reduce haemorrhoids and stomach disorders 5) As an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, these super berries protect the immune system and ward off illnesses. 6) The insoluble fiber content of dried blackberries supports the digestive system and prevents overeating. 7) Dried blackberries are a satisfying snack, rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Research suggests that eating foods rich in soluble fiber can help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels. 8) The rich color of blackberries can be attributed to their high anthocyanin content. Anthocyanins are a class of antioxidants that fight oxidative damage caused by free radicals, and protect the body against heart disease.
Red moong dal₹ 125.00
Red Moong Dal has its origin in Turkey, farmers of Kashmir have started growing the same in Kashmir valley as this variety of moong can only grow in low temperature areas. It is loaded with protein, iron, magnesium and antioxidants.
This hand pounded variety of moong is grown using natural farming principles without use of any Chemicals & Pesticides, there is no use of machines to process the beans.
Badam (almonds)₹ 850.00
These are non-GMO, Heirloom, Desi, Organic Almonds from Kashmir and a small percentage of almonds will be bitter. This bitterness is what helps body remove toxins. These almonds have the highest oil content of all almonds variety and when eaten after soaking in water overnight, these Kashmiri almonds work as medicine.
The almond oil we sell is also extracted from these almonds.
Health benefits of eating a handful of almonds :
1. Almonds Deliver a massive amount of Nutrients
Almonds are the edible seeds of Prunus dulcis, more commonly called the almond tree.
They are also used to produce almond milk, oil, butter, flour or paste — also known as marzipan.
Almonds boast an impressive nutrient profile. A 28-gram serving of almonds contains :
- Fiber: 3.5 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
- Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)
- Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI
- Manganese: 32% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 20% of the RDI
- They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.
This is all from a small handful, which supplies only 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates.
2. Almonds are loaded with Anti-oxidants
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants.
Antioxidants help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in your cells and contribute to inflammation, ageing and diseases like cancer.
The powerful antioxidants in almonds are largely concentrated in the brown layer of the skin.
For this reason, blanched almonds — those with skin removed — are not the best choice from a health perspective.
A clinical trial in 60 male smokers found that about 3 ounces (84 grams) of almonds per day reduced oxidative stress biomarkers by 23–34% over a four-week period.
These findings support those of another study which found that eating almonds with main meals reduced some markers of oxidative damage.
3. Almonds are High in Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a family of fat-soluble antioxidants.
These antioxidants tend to build up in cell membranes in your body, protecting your cells from oxidative damage.
Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E, with just 28g providing 37% of the RDI.
Several studies have linked higher vitamin E intake with lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Almonds Can Assist With Blood Sugar Control
Nuts are low in carbs but high in healthy fats, protein and fiber.
This makes them a perfect choice for people with diabetes.
Another boon of almonds is their remarkably high amount of magnesium.
Magnesium is a mineral involved in more than 300 bodily processes, including blood sugar control.
The current RDI for magnesium is 310–420 mg. 2 ounces of almonds provide almost half that amount — 150 mg of this important mineral.
Interestingly, 25–38% of people with type 2 diabetes are deficient in magnesium. Correcting this deficiency significantly lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin function.
People without diabetes also see major reductions in insulin resistance when supplementing with magnesium.
This indicates that high-magnesium foods such as almonds may help prevent metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, both of which are major health problems.
5. Magnesium Also Benefits Blood Pressure Levels
The magnesium in almonds may additionally help lower blood pressure levels.
High blood pressure is one of the leading drivers of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
A deficiency in magnesium is strongly linked to high blood pressure regardless of whether you are overweight.
Studies show that correcting a magnesium deficiency can lead to major reductions in blood pressure.
If you do not meet the dietary recommendations for magnesium, adding almonds to your diet could have a huge impact.
6. Almonds Can Lower Cholesterol Levels
High levels of LDL lipoproteins in your blood — also known as “bad” cholesterol — is a well-known risk factor for heart disease.
Your diet can have major effects on LDL levels. Some studies have shown almonds to effectively lower LDL.
A 16-week study in 65 people with pre-diabetes found that a diet providing 20% of calories from almonds lowered LDL cholesterol levels by an average of 12.4 mg/dL.
Another study found that eating 1.5 ounces (42 grams) of almonds per day lowered LDL cholesterol by 5.3 mg/dL while maintaining “good” HDL cholesterol. Participants also lost belly fat.
7. Almonds Prevent Harmful Oxidation of LDL Cholesterol
Almonds do more than just lower LDL levels in your blood.
They also protect LDL from oxidation, which is a crucial step in the development of heart disease.
Almond skin is rich in polyphenol antioxidants, which prevent oxidation of cholesterol in test-tubes and animal studies.
The effect may be even stronger when combined with other antioxidants such as vitamin E.
One human study showed that snacking on almonds for one month lowered oxidized LDL cholesterol levels by 14%.
This should lead to a reduced risk of heart disease over time.
8. Almonds Reduces Hunger, Lowering Your Overall Calorie Intake
Almonds are low in carbs and high in protein and fiber.
Both protein and fiber are known to increase feelings of fullness. This can help you eat fewer calories.
One four-week study in 137 participants showed that a daily 1.5-ounce (43-gram) serving of almonds significantly reduced hunger and the desire to eat.
Numerous other studies support the hunger-fighting effects of nuts.
Kesar (mongra)₹ 350.00
Kesar in India comes from three major destinations, Spain, Iran and our Kashmir.
Kashmiri Saffron is produced in the Saffron fields of Pampore region, Kashmir, India is known to be the best variety of Saffron in the world for its silky, smooth, and fine stigmas that impart a distinct aroma, flavour and colour to your dishes. Kashmiri Saffron is produced at a very large scale for commercial purposes in Kashmir Valley, India.
There are more than one grades of Kashmiri Saffron that differ in quality. These grades are derived based on the portion of the Saffron flower they contain. These parts of the Saffron flower form the corresponding grades of the Kashmiri Saffron.
Parts of Kashmiri Saffron: Mongra, Laccha, Zarda. Here's what you should know :
Mongra – This portion of the Crocus Sativus flower is the deep crimson-red coloured stigmas which are enriched with the essential nutrients that gives you all the health benefits. Mongra is the purest and the most expensive form of Kashmiri Saffron.
Laccha – This portion of the flower consists of the pure Mongra part along with a yellow tail segment of the flower. Kashmiri Laccha Saffron is considered to be lesser in quality than Mongra.
Zarda – This portion of the Saffron flower consists of the whole stamen of the flower which also consists the Laccha part. This is also called "Spanish Kesar".
Of all these parts, Mongra is the purest and the actual edible Saffron that gives the flavour, aroma and colour along with all the nutrients and this is what we sell !
One saffron plant usually only bears four flowers and each flower contains only three stigmas which are collected and dried. This diligent procurement process makes Kashmiri Mongra Saffron and one of the most expensive and valuable spices in the world.
How To Use Saffron?
Saffron not only imparts a distinct flavor and aroma but also makes your dish look more presentable. Saffron can be used in thread or ground form, depending on the recipe. If you are using saffron to garnish your dish and wish to create a visual impression, you can use threads. On the other hand, if you want the saffron to blend with your dish such that it is not obvious to the eye, you should go for its powdered form.
The cooking tips given below will enable you to reap the maximum benefits from this magical spice:
• You can prepare powdered saffron instead of buying it from a supplier. You can do this by grinding the saffron threads with a mortar and pestle. If you find it difficult to grind the threads due to the moisture content, add a pinch of sugar to them and then grind. This will make grinding easier without affecting your recipe.
• You can make liquid saffron by adding 3 to 5 teaspoons of warm or boiling water to powdered saffron and allow it to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Store it in a jar for a few weeks and use when needed. Liquid saffron can also be prepared with milk, vinegar, or wine instead of water. It is usually added to other ingredients towards the end of cooking to draw out the color and disperse the flavor throughout the dish.
• You can also make saffron milk. You need 1 cup of boiled milk, a pinch of saffron, and 2 teaspoons of sugar (if needed). Add the sugar and saffron to boiled milk. This saffron milk tea can be a good addition to your regular routine.
Storing Saffron :
You can store saffron in an airtight container in a cool and dark place. Do not store it in the refrigerator as the spice may develop fungus due to the moist environment all around. Though saffron does not expire or spoil, it can lose its flavor and potency over time (usually in two to four years).