Health Benefits of Curry Leaves
Curry leaves are natural flavouring agents with a number of important health benefits, which makes your food both healthy and tasty along with pleasing aroma. They contain various antioxidant properties and have the ability to control diarrhoea, gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, excessive acid secretion, peptic ulcers,dysentery, diabetes and an unhealthy cholesterol balance. They are also believed to have cancer fightingproperties and are known to help protect the liver.
Nutritional Value of Curry Leaves
The main nutrients found in curry leaves are carbohydrates, energy, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, copper and minerals.It also contains various vitamins like nicotinic acid and vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, antioxidants, plant sterols, amino acids,glycosides and flavonoids. Also, nearly zero fat (0.1 g per 100 g) is found in curry leaves.
Curry leaves are the shiny, dark green, aromatic leaves of a tree from the citrus fruit family that release a
deliciously nutty aroma when fried in hot oil. A staple of South Indian cooking, curry leaves are used in Indian
and South East Asian cuisine.
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