Day: December 10, 2016

Amchoor: The Kitchen King

Amchoor, also referred to as mango powder, is a fruity spice powder made from dried unripe green mangoes and is used as a citrusy seasoning. It is produced in India, and is used to flavor foods and add the nutritional benefits of mangoes when the fresh fruit is out of season. Amchoor powder is a very sour and tangy spice made from green mangos that have been dried and powdered. It is used to add sourness to recipes.

The Amchoor has various uses as it has a honey-like fragrance and a sour fruity flavor and is a tart pale-beige-to-brownish powder used in dishes where acidity is required. Mainly used in stir fried vegetable dishes, soups, curries, and to tenderize meat and poultry. It is used to add a fruit flavor without adding moisture, or as a souring agent. It lends an acidic brightness to the foods it is applied to. Amchoor has a cooling effect and is good for digestion and a predominant flavoring agent in north Indian dishes.

Health benefits: Amchoor has various health benefits too as it has high Vitamin A and Vitamin C content. Some other health benefits are:

Due to its high iron content, Amchoor is useful to people suffering from anemia and pregnant women.

  • It is a source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
  • Amchoor is very effective in treatment of Vitamin C deficiency disease Scurvy.
  • Amchoor improves digestion.
  • It reduces acidity.
  • Amchoor has antioxidants.
  • Amchoor has anticancer capabilities.
  • Amchoor power is effective in improving clogged pores of the skin.

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