Wednesday, 8 February 2012

In each different seasons, of course the foods we eat will be different too. If the summer comes, the choice will fall on the kind of fresh food and drink, then when winter comes, the candidates must be warm and spicy meal. Let's see what spices are typically used as a food ingredients in winter.

Spice with the Latin name Zingiber Officnale, is the type of rhizomes that widely used as ingridient, whether for cooking, or a mixture for warm drinks. The spicy flavor of ginger comes from a compound called zingeron.
Cinnamomum Verum, is one of the oldest spices that has been used by humans as a food ingredient. Cinnamon belongs to the type of spice-scented, has a slightly sweet flavor as well as spicy. Cinnamon contains various chemicals sompounds, such as essential oils eugenol, safrole, sinamaldehyde, tannin, calcium oxalate, resins, and tanner.
If you ever eat a bowl of curry, you'll find a sensation of unique taste from Amomum Cardamomum, the Latin name of cardamom. Essential oil in cardamom oil is quite high, resulting in burst of the fragrance smell.
Known by the Latin name of Syzygium Aromaticum or Eugenia Aromaticum. This native spice of Indonesia has a distinctive aroma which is produced by the main compound of clove called eugenol. Eugenol acts as antiseptic and anesthetic.
Considered to be natural antibiotic, makes Curcuma Domestic become a traditional medicine that's quite popular. A number of studies stated that turmeric has anti-inflammatory phenylbutazone, which can relieve pain. Turmeric also is a herb which also gives natural color for cooking.

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