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Know your Spices

India Bazaar is South Africa’s largest Indian grocery online store with an eclectic collection of Indian products online. We believe in serving our customers with the best Indian grocery along with the best shopping experience.


We are one of the most fast selling online stores in the category of masalas & spices. We have a wide range of collection from the best herbs and spices manufacturers, suppliers, importers and wholesalers in Johannesburg, South Africa who are into spice business from many years in South Africa. In a way now we have become a mini Indian spice factory or shop near you, where you can buy spices in bulk or as much as your need suffice at just a click away. We deliver Indian spices online in Johannesburg, Cape Town and to the rest of South Africa.


Let’s talk more about spices


  1. Saffron:

The king of spices, also known as the red gold. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world. It is derived from the flower of crocus, which imparts intoxicating fragrance and aroma. The vivid crimson called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and coloring agent in food.


Health Benefits:


  • Improves mental state by boosting your mood
  • Known as a sex stimulant
  • Improves memory
  • Anti-cancerous, antioxidant and anti-depressant
  • Immunity booster
  • Reduces blood sugar level
  • Improves eyesight


Nutritional Facts:


  • Calories: 2.5 
  • Protein: 0.09g  
  • Carbohydrates: 0.47g 
  • Calcium: 1mg 
  • Iron: 0.09mg  
  • Magnesium: 2.5mg  
  • Phosphorus: 2.5mg 
  • Potassium: 11mg  
  • Vitamin C: 0.6mg 
  • Thiamin: 0.001mg 
  • Riboflavin: 0.002.5mg 
  • Niacin: 0.01mg 
  • Vitamin B6: 0.007mg 
  • Folate and vitamin A  

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  1. Cardamom:

The queen of spices and the most sought after condiment. Cardamom is made from the seeds of different types of plants in the genera, Elettaria (fresh, green and small) and Amomum subulatum (black/dark brown, dried and bigger than green elaichi). Thus, there are 2 varieties of cardamom. Amomum, well known as badi eliachi and the green cardamom, which is more in demand than badi elaichi, also called Nepal cardamom. 

Health Benefits:


  • Antioxidant and diuretic properties may lower blood pressure
  • Contain cancer-fighting compounds
  • Anti-Inflammatory that protects from chronic diseases
  • Helps with digestive problems, including ulcers
  • Prevent cavities and treats bad breath
  • Antibacterial and treats infections
  • Reduces blood sugar level


Nutritional Facts:


  • Calories: 18
  • Total fat: 0.4 grams (g)
  • Carbohydrates: 4.0 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Potassium: 64.9 milligrams (mg)
  • Calcium: 22.2 mg.
  • Iron: 0.81 mg.
  • Magnesium: 13.3 mg.
  • Phosphorus: 10.3 mg.


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  1. Pepper:

The most fundamental spice and the best friend to salt, Pepper belongs to the Piperaceae family. There are many varieties of pepper among which the black, green, white (which is the core that is left after the skin is hulled and removed) are most popularly used. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice, and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world.

Health Benefits:


  • White pepper may cure impotency in males. 
  • Black pepper oil helps in decreasing swallowing problems in the elderly especially those inflicted by stroke. 
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Improves gut health
  • Maintain a healthy cholesterol level
  • Increases the absorption of many nutrients like calcium and selenium


Nutritional Facts:


  • Calories: 19 
  • Total Fat: 0.2g 
  • Sodium: 3mg 
  • Potassium: 170mg 
  • Total Carbohydrate: 4.6g 
  • Protein: 10g 

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  1. Kalonji:

The black pearl of spices Kalonji is also known by the name of Kalojeera, Kalanji, black seeds, black caraway, fennel flower, onion seeds and Nigella. Phew! that’s quite a lot of name for such a tiny seed. Kalonji belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, it is a shrub. Kalonji seeds oil is used to make Ayurvedic medicines. We have already spoken about its benefits in our last blog Homemade infused hair oil for reversing grey hair

Health Benefits:


  • Increases memory   
  • Treats acne 
  • Treats cracked heels  
  • Treats headaches   
  • Aids in weight loss   
  • Controls blood pressure 
  • Maintains dental health 


Nutritional Facts:


  • Calories: 7
  • Total fat: 0 grams (g)
  • Carbohydrates: 1.0 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Potassium: 64.9 milligrams (mg)
  • Calcium: 22.2 mg.
  • Iron: 0.81 mg.
  • Magnesium: 13.3 mg.
  • Phosphorus: 10.3 mg.

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  1. Star Aniseed:

This spice is no less than a star in your kitchen and is also considered as a healing herb. It belongs to the Schisandraceae family and is plucked before it is ripened and dried before used. Star anise is used for both, aroma and sweetness. It is one of the main ingredients in the many oriental dishes.

Health Benefits:


  • Hydrates dry skin and decreases wrinkles
  • Relieves skin inflammation and prevents infections 
  • Reduces nausea and improves digestion
  • Prevents the growth of fungi and bacteria
  • Normalizes blood sugar levels


Nutritional Facts:


  • Iron: 37mg 
  • Calcium: 640mg 
  • Potassium: 1440mg 
  • Zinc: 5.3mg 
  • Manganese: 2.3 mg 
  • Phosphorus: 440mg 

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  1. Clove:

The most versatile spice of all, cloves are the dried flower of a clove tree Syzygium aromaticum that is evergreen.  This aromatic spice belongs to the Myrtaceae family. The flower buds are actually pink in colour when harvested but become brown when dried. 

Health Benefits:


  • Powerful antimicrobials
  • Reduces oxidation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Combats osteoporosis
  • Controls stomach ulcers
  • Supports liver health


Nutritional Facts:


  • Iron: 37mg 
  • Calories: 6.5 
  • Carbs: 1.5 gram 
  • Fibre: 1.5 gram 
  • Manganese: 60%  
  • Vitamin K: 2.5%  

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We are offering Whatsapp Ordering system, where you can send us your Indian grocery list, and we will convert your groceries into an Indian grocery items list pdf, so that you can go live your best life and leave the groceries on us, we will make sure that your groceries are delivered on time, and your shelves are never empty!
  • Mar 24, 2022
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