This is a mixture of spices that is native to the Indian subcontinent. A whole lot of curry powder recipes have in it the following: turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and chili pepper all blended together. Additionally, curry powder may include ginger, garlic, asafoetida, fennel seed, caraway, cinnamon, clove, mustard seed, green cardamom, black cardamom, nutmeg, white turmeric; curry leaf, long pepper, and black pepper.
- Curry powder is used to flavor soups, stew, sauces, marinades, meat and vegetables.
- It features as seasoning in hamburgers, scrambled eggs, and potato salad.
- Due to the presence of turmeric, curry powder is believed to relieve pain and inflammation, protect the heart, improve bone health, help in cancer prevention etc.
Curry powder Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
The composition of curry powder is 8.8% water, 55.83% carbohydrates, 14.29% protein, 53.2% dietary fiber, and 14.01% fat. If you consume one teaspoon of curry powder it will provide you with 1.117 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 0.86 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), curry powder provides 1359 kilojoules (325 kilocalories) of energy and has a high content of Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), Vitamin B3 (niacin), and Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), containing 110.89%, 23.29%, and 21.4%, respectively, of the Daily Value (DV) per 100-gram amount (right table of USDA nutrient values). This means that if you add curry powder in your diet it will help your body to regulate concentration of calcium in the blood, retent of episodic memory (in older people), maintain healthy bone growth and resorption and will be effective against osteoporosis by regulating calcium levelshigh cholesterol levelneuronal damage in the brain. In addition it contains a large amount of Manganese, Copper and Iron attaining 461.11%, 133.33% and 106.11% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.