You have to love spicy foods as they are the ones acting as building blocks for any flavourful delicious dishes. Besides aiding to an extra flavour, these red spices ass rich red colour to your food making it look more vibrant and attractive. A few of the red spices might not be found easier than other standard spices in the market, but most of them are available readily. Most of the flavour enhancers actually benefit your health in different ways like boosting your energy, slimming your waist etc.
The main benefit of using these red spices in our daily cooking is that they generate enough heat into the body helping the body to keep balanced. The heat produced is due to the capsaicin, an ingredient that is actually found in one of the regularly consumed spices chilli pepper, throughout the world. Frequently used red spices in the kitchen are Cayenne pepper, Paprika, Chilli powder, Red pepper flakes / Crushed red pepper, Saffron, Himalayan salt. Make sure to include these red spices in your grocery-list next time, to aid in healthy benefits to your body.
Most of the cayennes are visibly red, but sometimes cayenne pepper looks more like orange or yellow. Those people with weak tongues do not apply this spice to their next meal. You should use this spice with a little caution, as even a pinch of it may make the dish so hot and inedible. To balance its hotness and fire, cayenne pepper is often blended with other milder spices.
The taste is derived from the ingredient capsaicin, which helps boost metabolism by producing more heat in the body and also burning more calories. Cayenne pepper is diet-friendly and as well as delicious. So forget not to add it to your cooking list.
Paprika is a chilli pepper base that comes in a variety of flavours and heat levels. It acts as a vibrant all-natural food dye. Paprika is a pepper-based vibrant red hue spice that adds redness to the dishes and comes in varied flavours including the famous tandoori chicken. This spice variety of flavours ranges from mild and pungent, delicate and strong to smoky and sweet.
Besides acting as a colouring agent in almost any food, paprika always adds a deep warm aroma and flavour.
Chilli powder in most mass markets is often blended with different dried chillies along with pepper, garlic, salt and other spices to bring down the pungency of the spice powder. This spice is primarily used as a flavour for many dishes. To have a more strong and pure spice powder, you can also use ancho, chipotle, jalapeno and habanero varieties. Chilli powder aids in a deep red colour spicy flavour.
RED PEPPER FLAKES
Crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes are often found in at pizzeria table. If you want to add a way different depth to your dishes, you may have to opt for this flaked red pepper. Usually crushed pepper flakes have dried bits of different peppers with a varying heat levels. Due to the different heat levels of the peppers, you need to use the quantity cautiously in your food. These red pepper flakes add color, heat and texture to your dishes as the peppers are completely not grounded to form a powder.
An intense and world’s most expensive rarest spice is saffron for a reason. Saffron’s aroma is robust and delicate at the same time so its flavour is both bitter and sweet. Its earthy flavour and sweetness highlight and compliments a dish without making it overpowering. Saffron texture is like threads with deep red colour and once the threads come in contact with hot liquid or food, the threads turn into a vibrant yellow colour. Popularly used frequently in biryani dishes to add extra flavour and colour rice dishes.
Popularly known as pakistani salt or himalayan salt is the best way to ditch the table salt and use for regular cooking as it aids to a healthy heart and a decent way to incorporate healthy iodine into your body. Himalayan salt contains almost 84 minerals astonishingly including fluoride, iron, potassium, iodine, zinc, calcium and magnesium.
BENEFITS OF MOST OF THE RED SPICES
In short all the above mentioned and other red spices in some way help your body cope with the heat during winters and aid in a healthy lifestyle with certain disease curing properties.
SPICY FOODS ALWAYS HELP IN KEEPING YOUR HEART HEALTHY:
For example, people who intake red chilli peppers in their daily food consumption face a low level of bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol often increases the risk of heart disease.
SPICY FOODS AID IN A GOOD METABOLISM AND MAY PROMOTE IN WEIGHT LOSS:
The compound capsaicin found in the spice chilli powder helps in boosting your metabolism that help you in burning more calories while working out exercises or even at rest.
SPICY FOODS CAN ACT AS A PAIN RELIEVER:
When you apply the chilli pepper sensation to your hand and feet nerves, the sensation helps in combating the pain. Over time, the hand and feet nerves will grow accustomed to the chilli powder if it's taken in the form of a lotion or cream and aid in lowering the pain process. SO eventually this helps in conditions like arthritis and injuries.