Organic Garam Masala

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Description

Organic Garam Masala is a staple for curry lovers.

Organic Garam Masala is a wonderfully fragrant combination of spices which makes a delicious Indian curry. The word ‘Garam’ means ‘warm’ in Hindi and ‘Masala’ means ‘mixed spice’.  Although ‘Garam’ means ‘warm’, this does not indicate that garam masala is spicy, more that it has warming properties in its unique spice mixture.

The spices used in garam masala vary depending on the region of India the mix hails from – our organic Garam Masala is a delicious blend of organic coriander, organic cumin, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic black pepper, organic cloves.  This mixture offers a great range of minerals and nutrients due to its combination of herbal ingredients.

If you are new to Indian cuisine and want to experiment with organic spice blends then this is a simple place to start.  If you want to try making your own blends then build a basic spice rack with organic coriander, organic cuminorganic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic black pepper and organic cloves

Read more: The nutritional benefits of herbs and spices

Origin: Various / Blended in the UK

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Garam Masala.

Organic Garam Masala is a source of calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and the formation of connective tissue.  It is also needed for the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.  It is also needed for normal nervous system and muscle function.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake.   Many plant based foods boast high levels of it.  Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth and digestive enzyme function.  It is also needed for normal energy-yielding metabolism and neurotransmission in the body.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function and immune system function.  It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and energy-yielding metabolism.

    Typical values per 100g:
    Energy 1280kj/306kcal
    Fat 14.5g
    of which saturates 0g
    Carbohydrate 58.2g
    of which sugars 0g
    Fibre 33.7g
    Protein 11.8g
    Salt 0.2mg

Cooking Instructions

Add garam masala at the beginning of cooking with your choice of oil.  Allow it to gently warm up and infuse before adding onion and garlic.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. Twinned with coconut oil garam masala makes wonderfully rich curries.
  2.  Garam Masala makes a great dip for cut vegetables – just use a teaspoon of garam masala mixed in a ramekin of yoghurt with a few big twists of the salt grinder, a little turmeric and a drizzle of olive oil.