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 fresh pods containing the seeds of a variety of beans are referred to as green beans. Runner beans, yardlong beans or asparagus, french beans, string beans and snap beans may be sited as common examples.
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.
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.