Sahaja Red Chillies

Red Chilli is a fruit which belongs to Capsicum genus. It has many varieties which are differentiated on its pungency measured on Scoville Scale. Chilli fruit when ripened and dried becomes red chilli, which is further grounded to form red chilli powder. It is extensively used in cooking.
Sahaja Red Chilli is procured directly from the farmers' cooperatives. It is healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values - It is very high in this powerful antioxidant, which is important for wound healing and immune function. Vitamin B6 plays a role in energy metabolism. An essential dietary mineral that serves a variety of functions, Potassium may reduce your risk of heart disease when consumed in adequate amounts. It is rich in antioxidant plant compounds that have been linked to various health benefits. Most notable is capsaicin, which is responsible for the pungent (hot) taste of chili peppers.
For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutrition facts - fat 6.4 mg, protein 12.69 mg, carbohydrates 29.46 mg, fiber 31.15 mg, iron 6.23 mg, calcium 99.83 mg, cholesterol 9.45 mg and energy 236.31 mg.

Health benefits - They may promote weight loss when combined with other healthy lifestyle strategies and may help relieve pain caused by acid reflux. Adverse Effects - Chili peppers may have adverse effects in some individuals, and many people do not like its burning sensation. Eating chili can cause intestinal distress in some people. The symptoms may include abdominal pain, a burning sensation in your gut, cramps, and painful diarrhea. This is more common in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Chili can temporarily worsen symptoms in those who are not used to eating it regularly

Extra points - An excellent defence weapon. It is used as spray weapon also for keeping away attackers and mobsters.

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Sahaja Ajwain

Ajwain seeds, also known as Carom seeds, are used as a spice and contains an essential oil which is about 50% thymol which is a strong germicide, antispasmodic and fungicide. Thymol is also used in toothpaste and perfumery. It is used in a steeped liquid form against diarrhea and flatulence. In India the seeds are used as a household remedy for indigestion and colic.

Health benefits - Carom seeds have powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Its powder and extract in high doses may reduce elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels — both of which are risk factors for heart disease. It may act as a calcium-channel blocker and help lower blood pressure levels, may help fight peptic ulcers and improve indigestion.

Sahaja Ajwain is procured directly from the farmers' cooperatives. It is healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

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Sahaja Kokum

Kokum is also known as the Garcinia indica plant, and is native to the Western Ghats region of India. Sahaja Kokum is procured directly from farmers' cooperatives, healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values and Health benefits - The kokum peel is rich in nutrients including anthocyanins, garcinol, and hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that can help suppress appetite, increase energy, and boost the metabolism, resulting in weight loss. It is rich in anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that help mitigate free radical damage. It's also consists of garcinol, which neutralises free radicals and is good for your skin. It has the potential to suppress pro-inflammatory enzymes, thus preventing dementia, cancer and heart disease. It regulates the blood sugar levels.

Cooking tips - It has a sweet, tangy taste, and is used to flavour curries, and to make a popular drink called Sol Kadhi (in Maharashtra) that's made with a coconut cream base. It's also used to flavour sherbets, which are consumed especially in the summer. It is a good substitute for Tamarind and thus can be used for Rasam or Sambar.

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Sahaja Black Pepper

Black pepper, also called pepper, perennial climbing vine of the family Piperaceae and the hotly pungent spice made from its fruits. Widely used as a spice around the world, it also has a limited usage in medicine as a carminative (to relieve flatulence) and as a stimulant of gastric secretions. Sahaja Black Pepper is procured directly from farmers' cooperatives, healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values - For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutrition values - fat 2.74 mg, protein 10.12 mg, carbohydrates 36.22 mg, fiber 33.16 mg, iron 11.91 mg, calcium 405 mg, cholesterol 35.67 and energy 217.49 mg

Health benefits - It help prevent free radical damage to your cells. It may improve blood sugar control. It increase the absorption of essential nutrients like calcium and selenium, May promote gut health, offer pain relief, and reduce appetite. It has a subtle heat and a bold flavor that makes it a tasty addition to almost any dish.

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Sahaja Chilli Powder

Chilli powder is a spice made from Red Chillies (Capsicum annuum) which are the fruits of Capsicum pepper plants, notable for their hot flavor. It is primarily used as a spice. Sahaja Chilli powder is procured directly from the farmers' cooperatives. It is healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values - It is very high in this powerful antioxidant, which is important for wound healing and immune function. Vitamin B6 plays a role in energy metabolism. An essential dietary mineral that serves a variety of functions, Potassium may reduce your risk of heart disease when consumed in adequate amounts. It is rich in antioxidant plant compounds that have been linked to various health benefits. Most notable is capsaicin, which is responsible for the pungent (hot) taste of chili peppers.

Health benefits - They may promote weight loss when combined with other healthy lifestyle strategies and may help relieve pain caused by acid reflux.

Adverse Effects - Chili peppers may have adverse effects in some individuals, and many people do not like its burning sensation. Eating chili can cause intestinal distress in some people. The symptoms may include abdominal pain, a burning sensation in your gut, cramps, and painful diarrhea. This is more common in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Chili can temporarily worsen symptoms in those who are not used to eating it regularly

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Sahaja Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of cinnamon trees. The inner bark is then extracted and the woody parts removed. When it dries, it forms strips that curl into rolls, called cinnamon sticks. These sticks can be ground to form cinnamon powder. Sahaja Cinnamon is procured directly from farmers' cooperatives, healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values & Health benefits - It’s high in cinnamaldehyde, which is thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s health benefits. It contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower your risk of disease. It may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. It increase sensitivity to the hormone insulin. Cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which may reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath.

Cooking tips - The Cinnamon powder enhances the taste of Milk or Tea/Coffee. It is widely used in seasoning Biryani or Pulav.

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Sahaja Khus Khus

KhusKhus is an oilseed obtained from the poppy flower. Poppy seeds (Khus Khus) have strong anti-inflammatory ability, and used in Ayurvedic preparations for treating inflammation. Sahaja Khus Khus is procured directly from farmers' cooperatives, healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Health benefits - It has analgesic properties and hence is used as an ingredient in painkillers. It also treats insomnia and improves the cardiac, nervous and respiratory system.
Other than health benefits it is often used in making perfumes, room fresheners and is added in cosmetics and soaps for its sweet smell.

Nutritional values - It scores high on several accounts like dietary fiber, minerals (calcium and iron), vitamins, and omega-6 fatty acids. This herb has medicinal properties and thus used in bath soaps for external application.

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Sahaja Fenugreek

Fenugreek is the famous spice in human food. The seeds and green leaves of Fenugreek are used in food as well as in medicinal application that is the old practice of human history. It has been used to increase the flavoring and color, and also modifies the texture of food materials. Sahaja Fenugreek seeds are procured directly from the farmers' cooperative. It is healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Health benefits - Seeds of fenugreek spice have medicinal properties such as, hypocholesterolemic, lactation aid, antibacterial, gastric stimulant, for anorexia, anti diabetes agent, galactagogue, hepatoprotective effect and anticancer.

Nutritional values - For a serving size of 100 gm, it has the following nutrition facts - fat 2.93 mg, protein 25.41 mg, carbohydrates 10.57 mg, fiber 47.55 mg, iron 8.47 mg, calcium 135 mg, cholesterol 14.22 mg and energy 234.94 mg.

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Sahaja Cardamom

Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of various plants in the ginger family. Cardamom seeds or pods are chewed to refresh the breath. This is because cardamom might be able to kill common mouth bacteria and prevent cavities. Sahaja Cardamom is procured directly from the farmers' cooperatives. It is healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values - For a serving size of 100 gms, it has fat 2.6 mg, protein 8.1 mg, carbohydrates 47.76 mg, fiber 23.1 mg, iron 8.33 mg, calcium 374 mg, cholesterol 33.75 and energy 255.01 mg

Health benefits - It acts as a digestive aid. It is an ancient remedy that may have many medicinal properties. It may lower blood pressure most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties., improve breathing and aid weight loss. The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body.

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Sahaja Cloves

Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen also known as Syzygium aromaticum. Cloves are best known as a sweet and aromatic spice, but they have also been used in traditional medicine. Sahaja Cloves are procured directly from farmers' cooperatives, healthy, nutritious, 100% organic and free from chemical pesticides.

Nutritional values - Cloves are low in calories but a rich source of manganese. They’re otherwise an insignificant source of nutrients. It is high in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress. It promote oral health, thanks to their antimicrobial properties.
For a serving size of 100 gms, it has the following nutrition values - fat 8.41 mg, protein 5.86 mg, carbohydrates 34.52 mg, fiber 18.73 mg, iron 9.41 mg, calcium 567 mg, cholesterol 10.67 and energy 188.66 mg

Health benefits - Cloves have long been used in home remedies to treat for toothache pain. The eugenol that provides the flavor of cloves is also a pain-reliever and can help relieve inflammation.

Cooking tips - Cloves are a pungent spice used in various food items, like savory dishes, desserts, drinks meat, sauces, rice dishes, Tea, etc.

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