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Where to buy original Kashmiri Saffron?

Saffron is one of the oldest and priciest spice cultivated in Pampore and Kishtwar region of Jammu & Kashmir. It is believed that in ancient times some saints had gifted saffron bulbs to sow in the land of Pampore and Kishtwar. Hence J&K became one of the finest saffron producer in the world. Saffron Bulbs are grown with an traditional approach. The bulbs have a life cycle of 3-4 yrs, wherein yield is 1 flower per seed in 1st year and 2-3 flowers in each seed in next year....

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How Haldi (Turmeric / Curcumin) can heal!

Indian Spices and condiments have been a boon to the humans from mother nature. Turmeric (Haldi) is one of the ancient herbs available on earth and it has historical records in the Indian Ayurveda system as well.It is said that 'Turmeric' was earlier used as a dye and later after the discovery of its medicinal and culinary uses were made.Turmeric contains curcumin compound which is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. It not only heals our body internally but also make the meals...

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The Amazing Story Of Kashmiri Saffron

Saffron is the most expensive spice on earth. It is extracted not from the seeds, barks, leaves or fruits but from the flowers itself. We've shared with you before that, obtaining 0.45 kg of dry saffron requires harvesting of 50,000 flowers, the equivalent of football pitch in area. And these flowers are among the most beautiful flowers you would ever see. At the peak of the season, the blossoms of saffron cover large swathes of lands with a purple layer. This is a sight as surreal as it can be...

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Ramadan and the science of breaking fast with Dry fruits

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar is the holy month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. As per the follower fasting teaches to be patient, spiritual and modest.The thoughts are kept pure during the holy month. Food is taking before sunrise and after sunset with family or community. Elderly, ill, lactating and menstruating women are exempted from fasting. The meal served before sunrise is called Suhoor and the one served after sunset is Iftar.Suhoor is the most...

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