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The magical health benefits of Indian spices....

With the launch of our new curry range, we thought we’d share with you one of the many reasons we chose this incredible cuisine.

It’s not just that it’s the best selling takeaway in the UK but the fact that Indian food is packed with incredible health benefits.

The source of most of the goodness is actually in the spices that give the dish it’s trademark aroma and incredible flavour. We’ve picked out some of the spices you’ll find in Benn’s new curry range and highlighted the health benefits each can offer.

Garam Marsala

  • Made up of a blend of spices that ‘create the perfect balance of flavour’ in any dish, it’s said that this spice can boost your immune system, speed up your metabolism as well as helping with digestion.

Coriander

  • A herb that has been used in cooking for thousands of years. No other than ‘Medical News Today’ stated “Its potential health benefits include anticancer effects and improvements in skin health. Also, one-fourth of a cup of cilantro contains 5 percent of the daily value of vitamin A.”

Turmeric

  • One of the better known “super spices”. It has been used by Indian Ayurvedic medicine for conditions including heartburn, diarrhoea, stomachbloating, colds, fibromyalgia and depression. Even though very few clinical trials have actually been carried out there are actually studies that have proved curcumin (the chemical found in turmeric) could fight off cancer cells as well as potentially lowering the risk of diabetes, Alzheimers and dementia.

Cumin

  • Extremely rich in iron, potassium and zinc which is essential in keeping those red blood cells nice and healthy. Just one teaspoon contains up to 34% for men and 20% for women of your daily iron intake.

Are these spices tickling your taste buds? Check out our menu...we’re going to be launching a curry a week for the whole of May!

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