In the present, India is one among the largest producer of Tea leaves, with close to three quarters of the total outcrop of the country consumed within its borders. The British promoted the cultivation of Tea in India in order to curb the Chinese monopoly in the market. Today India is not only among the top tea consumers , but also have exclusive varieties such as Darjeeling and Assam Tea which are famous all over the world.
Tea contains a wide variety of poly-phenols, among which is flavonoid, a highly essential compound required during pregnancy. It is in fact the large number of poly-phenols present in tea, which provides it with a slight astringent taste.
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.
As a cooking ingredient, turmeric has a distinctive bland taste. This is reason why the jar of turmeric resting on your kitchen shelf may often be rendered useless. It requires years of cooking experience to skillfully present the characteristic taste of the spice in some preparation.
The term gingerbread refers to a wide range of confectionery which contains ginger as its principal flavor, and is suitably complimented with a host of spices which may include cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg among others. Their texture may vary from been soft and moist to crispy.