• Straight
      • Turmeric Powder

        Turmeric Powder

        Turmeric contains Curcumin, a bioactive compound. It has powerful antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties and helps in lowering the risk of cancer.

        Valley Spice Turmeric Powder
      • Red Chilli Powder - Hot and Bold

        Red Chilli Powder- Hot and Bold

        Red chilli contains Capsaicin, a bioactive compound. It helps in weight management and in maintaining a healthy heart.

        Valley Spice Mild and Bright Red Chilli Powder
      • Red Chilli Powder- Mild and Bright

        Red Chilli Powder- Mild and Bright

        Red chilli contains Capsaicin, a bioactive compound. It helps in weight management and in maintaining a healthy heart.

        Valley Spice Red Chilli Powder
      • Coriander Powder

        Coriander Powder

        Coriander contains Linalool, a bioactive compound. It is known to reduce cholesterol and is an excellent diuretic.

        Valley Spice Dhania Powder
      • Cumin Powder

        Cumin Powder

        Cumin contains Cuminaldehyde, a bioactive compound. It is an excellent digestive stimulant and also helps in maintaining blood sugar levels.

        Valley Spice Cumin Powder or Jeera Powder
      • Ginger Powder

        Ginger Powder

        Ginger contains Gingerol, a bioactive compound. It helps in bringing relief from allergies, asthma & cold and also stimulates blood circulation.

        Valley Spice Haldi Powder 100g Bottle
      • Black Pepper Powder

        Black Pepper Powder

        Black pepper contains Piperine, a bioactive compound. It improves metabolic rate and enhances the bioavailability of therapeutic drugs.

        Valley Spice Black Pepper Powder
      • Garlic Powder

        Garlic Powder

        Garlic contains Allicin a bio-active compound. It helps in regulation of blood pressure and in prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

        Valley Spice Garlic Powder
      • Green Chilli Powder

        Green Chilli

        Green Chilli contains Capsaicin, a bio-active compound. It helps in weight management and to maintain a healthy heart

        Valley Spice Red Chilli Powder
  • Blended
      • Chhole Masala

        Chhole Masala

        Ingredients: Dry Mango Powder, Cumin, Coriander, Chili, Black Salt, Black Pepper, Salt, Pomogranate Seeds, Sugar, Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Ajwain, Dry Ginger, Cloves, Black Cardamom and Kasoori Methi.

        Chhole Masala
      • Garam Masala

        Garam Masala

        Ingredients: Coriander, Cumin, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Chili, Black Cardamom, Cloves, Star Anise, Fennel, Dry Ginger, Bay Leaf, Salt, Black Cumin.

        Garam Masala
      • Lazeez Masala

        Lazeez Masala

        Ingredients: Coriander, Bengal Gram Dal, Cumin, Chili, Fennel, Salt, Garlic Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Kasoori Methi, Mace, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Dry Ginger, Star Anise, Turmeric and Mint leaves.

        Lazeez Masala
      • Paneer Masala

        Paneer Masala

        Ingredients: Cumin, Coriander, Chili, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Bay Leaf, Kasoori Methi, Fennel, Black Pepper, Green Cardamom, Star Anise, Nutmeg and Cloves.

        Paneer Masala
      • Kitchen Star Masala

        Kitchen Star Masala

        Ingredients: Coriander, Cumin, Black Pepper, Dry Mango Powder, Chili, Fennel, Turmeric, Salt, Bay Leaf, Dry Ginger, Nutmeg, Black Cardamom, Black Stone Flower, Cinnamon, Cloves, Mace and Green Cardamom.

        Kitchen Star Masala
  • Chai Masala
      • Chai Masala - Nutmeg

        Chai Masala - Nutmeg

        Nutmeg is commonly used in tea and called brain tonic. It helps in stimulating in nerves in the brain when consumed regularly.

        Chai Masala Nutmeg
      • Chai Masala - Lemongrass

        Chai Masala - Lemongrass

        Lemongrass is used as a detoxicant which kick starts your metabolism and help you loose weight. It may relieve pain and boost immunity.

        Valley Spice Mild and Bright Red Chilli Powder
      • Chai Masala - Cardamom

        Chai Masala - Cardamom

        Cardamom is a detoxifying agent which helps remove impurities from blood stream. It is a mouth freshener and help in oral health.

        Chai Masala Cardamom
      • Chai Masala - Cinnamon

        Chai Masala - Cinnamon

        Cinnamon popular for its sweet-and-spicy flavour, can act as a digestive aid and helps cure cough and cold.

        Chai Masala cinnamon
      • Chai Masala - Ginger

        Chai Masala - Ginger

        Ginger contains Gingerol, a bio-active compound. It helps relieve allergies, asthma & cold and stimulates blood circulation.

        Chai Masala Ginger
black pepper benefits

11 Powerful Black Pepper Benefits - The Hidden Remedy in Our Spice Rack

Valley Spice

11 Powerful Black Pepper Benefits - The Hidden Remedy in Our Spice Rack

Have you ever wondered just how deeply black pepper benefits us?

Hands down the most traded spice in the world, black pepper is also known as the ‘king of spices’ and ‘Black Gold’ because of the stature it had in the world spice trade centuries ago.

The hot and pungent spice with a distinct aroma and flavour is sharp on our tongue but warms our body.

A dash of black pepper not only gives a delectable spark to our food, but this wonderful spice has been much sought after for centuries for its medicinal value.

The exotic spice is equally beneficial in whole (peppercorn) or powdered form.

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, black pepper is an excellent source of vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, C, E, B6, and K. Moreover, it is also rich in minerals like zinc, sodium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium.

High in dietary fibre, black pepper also contains folate and moderate quantities of protein and carbohydrates.




11 Incredible Health Benefits of Black Pepper
 

Stimulates Digestion

Piperine in black pepper stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is essential for proper digestion of food.  This preventing bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.

So, do sprinkle some health on your food today.

Soothes Cough and Cold

The spice is a godsend when it comes to treating cough or cold.

A pinch of black pepper powder mixed with half a teaspoon of honey is a known remedy for treating a sore throat due to flu, viral or pollution.



Black pepper added to the tea, along with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, is known to bring relief from a severe bout of cold for many.

Rich in vitamin C, the spice acts as an antibiotic, and you could also add a pinch of black pepper powder and cinnamon powder to hot water and take steam.

Helps in Losing Weight

Regular consumption of black pepper is hugely beneficial in boosting metabolism. Which, in turn, helps in breaking down fat and is a natural way to shed some weight.

The phytonutrients in the spice help in breaking down the fat cells, making it easier for the body to process and get rid of the extra fat and toxins.

A pinch of the spice in one meal is enough to do the trick.

Improves Skin Health

Another fabulous black pepper benefit is that it can prevent and repair the damage caused to the skin by free radicals.

The powerful antioxidant properties of the spice protect the skin from premature ageing, age spots and wrinkles.



Added to this, it is one of the best natural exfoliators. Mixed with a little honey or curd, it improves blood circulation and clears the skin dramatically.

Are you already reaching for the bottle, ladies?

Fights Infections

Another powerful health benefit of black pepper is its exceptional ability to fight infections.

The antibacterial properties of the spice are hugely beneficial in building the body’s immunity and in healing insect bites and other topical infections.

Enhances Bioavailability

Black pepper extract benefits us by improving the bioavailability properties of the accompanying spices, foods or even medicines.

It not only ensures enhanced taste but also makes nutrients more accessible to our system.

Fights Cancer

Studies show that piperine in black pepper helps in increasing the absorption of nutrients like selenium, beta-carotene, curcumin and vitamin B.

These nutrients are vital for preventing and fighting cancer, especially colon and prostate cancer

Improves Cognitive Function

Many studies have shown that piperine in black pepper can boost brain function, thus reducing cognitive damage and memory impairment.

It is especially known for its role in controlling Alzheimer’s disease.

Extensive research shows how black pepper in synergy with curcumin, a bioactive compound found in turmeric, has helped in lowering the incidence of Alzheimer’s in India, turmeric being a staple spice in most Indian homes.

Improves Dental Health

Black pepper has proven anti-inflammatory properties that are of great help in treating gum inflammation.

Mixing a little amount with salt and water and massaging the gums can bring instant relief from toothache. Take very little quantity, though.

Helps in Treating Diabetes

The antioxidants present in black pepper help in regulating the blood sugar levels in the body.

Research proves that black pepper oil can regulate the production of enzymes that break down starch into glucose, thus delaying the absorption of glucose in the body.

Rejuvenates the Hair

Mix a teaspoon of pepper powder with the juice of one lemon and apply on the scalp and hair. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water. It will energise your hair, making them soft and lustrous.

To strengthen the roots, mix a teaspoon of black pepper powder with one tablespoon of honey. Keep for 20 minutes and rinse off. Fluffy soft and smooth mane is all yours to delight in.

These are among the many health benefits of black pepper.

However, it is critical that you buy only the best quality spice, which is pure & authentic and will give maximum health benefits while stroking those taste buds of yours.

Here are Some Interesting Black Pepper Facts
 
  • World’s most traded spice, pepper is the most widely used spice around the globe

  • The word ‘pepper’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Pippali’, meaning berry.

  • Pepper gets its sharp taste from the compound ‘piperene'.

  • Pepper is indigenous to India, and its origin goes back at least 2000 BC.

  • Green, black, red and white pepper, all come from the same plant. The colour is dependent on the ripeness and the method used for processing the spice.

  • Pepper formed an intrinsic part of ancient burial rituals of the Egyptian royals.  

  • An expensive spice in the Middle Ages, a man’s wealth was measured by his stock of pepper.

  • A prized possession, pepper was so sought after that traders formed spice routes from India to Europe and many wars were fought over it.

  • Romans demanded pepper as ransom when laying siege on a city or kidnapping important dignitaries.

  • Pepper considered a valuable currency and a coveted spice for the cuisine of only the elite citizens on ancient Rome.

  • Pepper loses its flavour and aroma very quickly, so it’s best stored in airtight containers.


So, do remember to add a little sprinkle of the marvellous spice to your food, for both taste and health.

Make sure you use only the purest and the most authentic black pepper powder as it will not only make a remarkable difference to the taste of the food but also your wellbeing.

Also, next time you have some little sniffles and aches to deal with, peek into your kitchen before you head out to the doctor. The little remedy might well be sitting pretty, right there in your spice rack!

Have you ever used black pepper in a home remedy? How did it help? Do share in the comment section below, and the most interesting remedy stands a chance to win a gift hamper from Valley Spice.

Valley Spice

March 01, 2019