Online Glossary edited with meticulous attitude and published as convenience for site content reference,including glossaries of related different topics,Glossary Recipes are dedicated to ancient recipes and spices.The earliest known recipes date from approximately 1600 BC and come from an Akkadian tablet from southern Babylonia!
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, leaf, or vegetative substance used in nutritionally insignificant quantities as a food additive for the purpose of flavour, colour, or as a preservative that kills harmful bacteria or prevents their growth.Spices, however, are dried and often ground or grated into a powder.
Many of these substances are also used for other purposes, such as medicine, religious rituals, cosmetics, perfumery or eating as vegetables. For example, turmeric is also used as a preservative; liquorice as a medicine; garlic as a vegetable. In some cases they are referred to by different terms.
(Ja) A small winter squash similar to a small green pumpkin. Cooked like swede or marrow
This melon has a gorgeous orange rind with spikes-poke a stick in it, and you'd have a medieval mace for a Halloween costume. The yellow-green flesh has the consistency of jelly, and tastes a bit like cucumbers.
Kiwi fruit:Botanical Name:Kiwi fruit
This small, oblong fruit is has fuzzy brown skin and beautiful green flesh dotted with edible black seeds. It tastes like a cross between gooseberries and strawberries. It's very versatile--you can eat it as a snack, blend it into sauces or sorbets, or peel and slice it as a garnish. It also contains an enzyme that tenderizes meat. Select kiwis that are hard, allowing them to ripen at room temperature for a few days (also called New Zealand grapefruit, Chinese gooseberry, monkey peach, yang-tao).
Coriander, an annual plant cultivated worldwide for its leaves, seeds and roots.
Kasisa godanti bhasma:Sanskrit / Indian Name:Kasisa godanti bhasma
Common Name:Ferrous Sulphate, Gypsum Calx
It is a valuable hematinic, tonic and astringent.
Kshara parpati:Botanical Name:Kshara parpati
It is a compound preparation made by dehydrated homogenous blending of ammonium chloride,potash alum and potassium nitrate. It is diuretic, lithontriptic,febrifuge and anti-flatulent. It is used in dysuria, oliguria, colic,urinary tract infections, urinary calculi and hyperacidity.
Kukkutandatvak bhasma:Sanskrit / Indian Name:Kukkutandatvak bhasma
English Name:Hen's Egg Shell Calx
Kukkutandatvak bhasma is a rich source of natural calcium, which helps in healthy bone formation, improves bone mineral density, relieves bone and joint pains, and possesses anti-inflammatory property.
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