One of the most beautiful aspect of the winters in India is the abundance of fresh vegetables in the market. While in the west winter would mean stocking up on your supplies and living on limited resources, in India it actually becomes a problem of plenty. The vegetables in the market are fresh from the farms and sold at throw away prices.
The potato plant traces its ethnicity to the Andes mountain range in South America, where alone you may come across 3000 wild varieties of potato. Cultivation has lead to the development of genetically superior breeds, which are resistant to diseases, have more uniform quality and produce a greater yield.
The antibiotic properties of turmeric are best realized by the body when consumed with the wholesome nourishment of milk. The original turmeric milk finds mention in Ayurveda and is a popular remedy for a host of inflammations contracted by the body. In the evolving Indian culture it is still considered an overnight cure for minor ailments.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The fruit is rich in minerals, vitamins and dietary fibers.Cinnamon on its part is rich in a number of anti-oxidants which include poly-phenols, phenolic acid and flavonoids.
The common spices found in our kitchen cabinets may provide us relief from a host of aches which we experience on a daily basis. Toothache, abdominal pain and muscle cramps may be sited as common examples.