Food without spices is odorless, colorless, and tasteless; spices add life to food. Given the importance of spice in human being’s food habit, it has a deep historical root with almost all the major cultures of the world, particularly the Indian culture. Spices are, in my opinion, a sign of civilization because only a savage can live without them.
- Quality: Spices in India have always been of high quality. Even in the present time, the traders try to make the Indian spices at its best by complying with international food safety standards, such as, American Spice Trade Association and European Spice Association.
- Substance: Materially speaking, oleoresins are substance responsible for providing taste to spices. Oleoresins are a mixture of essential oils and raisins and deeply impact the way a substance tastes. Oleoresins are not the sole creator of taste in spices India; aroma also plays a great role in enhancing the taste of it. This combination is not surprising since the harmonic function olfactory and gustatory receptors are well-known.
- Transformational Process: The way Indian spices would end up tasting, would depend a lot upon the maker. While cooking spices of India, a lot depends upon the order of spices added, cooking time, and other ingredients. Indian spices surely taste good; however the maker of the food should possess the quality to make them good.
- Non overlapping flavors: Recently data scientists have observed that western cultures tend to add overlapping flavors in their dishes. On the other hand, Indians use their flavors in a completely opposite way. In spices India dishes, many non-overlapping flavors are added over with each other and this eventually accentuates the taste of Indian food.
- Traditional aspect: The recipes using Indian spices have been perfected over generations. This perfection is what gives the dishes using Indian spices a unique taste.