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Curry Leaves


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Description

Curry Leave is a tropical to a sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae, which is native to India and Sri Lanka. The Curry Leaves has widely cultivated across the India, and Sri Lanka. The Other Major producers of Curry Leaves are Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, China, Australia, and Nigeria.

Description:

Curry Leaves are highly aromatic and have a strong flavor that has been compared to citrus, anise, and lemongrass, widely used in the Indian and Sri Lankan Cooking. The Curry leaves are dark green in color, spear-shaped leaf, and smell like curry. They are available fresh, frozen, and dried; the fresh are more flavorful.

Storage:

Curry Leaves can be stored in an airtight bag or container, and then they will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator. They may also be frozen for up to three months, without losing their fragrance.

Uses:

The Curry Leaves are important ingredients in many curry dishes, especially in India, Thailand, and other Asian Countries. They are used as bay leaves in cooking, although the leaves are edible after cooked and do not need to be removed from dishes before eating. They are used to add flavor to rice dishes, lentils, curries, yogurt, bread, Stew, and Soups.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Cure Diarrhea
  • Protect Gastrointestinal Problem
  • Anti-Oxidant Properties
  • Anti-Diabetic Properties
  • Prevent Cancer
  • Maintain Cholesterol Levels
  • Boost Liver Function
  • Improve Heart health
  • Treat Hair Problem
  • Improve Skin
  • Improve Eyesight

Nutritional Value of Curry Leaves:

Nutritional Value of Curry Leaves contain per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                 325 kcal

Carbohydrates                  58.1 g

Fiber         33.2 g

Fat                                      13.8 g

Protein                              12.7 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A                          986 IU

Vitamin C                          11.4 mg

Vitamin E                          22 mg

Vitamin K                          99.8 mcg

Thiamin                             0.3 mg

Riboflavin                          0.3 mg

Niacin                                 3.5 mg

Vitamin B6                        1.2 mg

Folate                                 154 mcg

Choline                              64.2 mg

Betaine                              28.8 mg

Minerals

Calcium                              478 mg

Iron                                      29.6 mg

Magnesium                       254 mg

Manganese                        4.3 mg

Phosphorus                         349 mg

Potassium                          1543 mg

Sodium                               52 mg

Zinc                                     4.1 mg

Copper                               0.8 mg

Selenium                           17.1 mcg

Properties:

Shape:  Pear-shaped

Size:  2-4cm

Color: Darkish Green

Taste:  Citrusy and Pungent

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