Curry Leaves is one of the widely used thing our country for preparation of various foods. It was not much famous but now it also widely used because of the health benefit this herb has. If I have to calculate the numbers of health benefit of curry leaf, it may take hours. It is one of the most amazing foods with lots of goodness in it.
Curry leaves are packed with the goodness of various ingredient like anti-oxidant, antibacterial, fibers, vitamins like A, B, C, E, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and some minerals which give amazing health benefits. It helps in improving digestion; it helps in controlling blood sugar level also which may be very helpful and effective for a person. This powerful herb can be found fresh or dried however consumer wants to use it. Curry leaves are also amazing in helping in the improvement of heart function, fight infection, and will give your skin and hair vitality.
Storing curry leaf is a bit difficult task because one cannot store fresh leaves for a long time. It starts to rotten or dies with time so it is a difficult task to store curry leaves. But there are some ways by which one can store curry leaves for a longer period of time.
Steps to Store Curry Leaves For A Longer Period
Step1) Remove the leaves from plant.
Step2) Wash them carefully and nicely.
Step3) Keep the leaves on the strainer and dry it nicely and properly. You may also keep it under a fan to dry it soon.
Step4) Drying leaves may take 2-3 hours and it will be done properly by then.
Step5) Take a clean cloth and pat lightly on the leaves to dry it.
Step6) Take an airtight container and place some tissue paper or any paper in it.
Step7) Cover the lid tight and keep it in the refrigerator.
When you separate leaves from a tree, wrap a cotton cloth on it so it may lose a very little amount of moisture. Keeping in an airtight container may help the leaves to be fresh for 9-10 days. You can also keep the leaves in sun for 2-3 days and then keep it in an airtight container. Keep the container in the fridge and it may also work. You can also keep this container in the freezer and the leaves may be nice for around a month or so.
Health Benefits of Curry Leaves
Curry leaves or curry Patta is a vibrant herb and can be used in a lot of food preparation like normal Potato dish or in making Rava and uttapam or Curry Leaves chutney etc. it also gives amazing aroma to the food prepared with it. Another great way of making it a part of your diet is to grind the leaves and making a soup of it or boiling the leaves and having it on daily life may also work.
One can also use this trick for storing other leaves like mint, coriander, etc. you need to keep the leaves in moisture-free space, only then it will last long.
It was not famous food but it is used widely now because of the numbers of health benefit it has. Storing curry patta can also help to stop insects from entering in wheat or rice if kept in them. It is rich in antioxidant so it also helps to rejuvenate the skin, it brightens the skin, slows ageing and being rich in antioxidants it also has another health benefit.
It will give you vitamins you need also like vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E. they all are needed by our body and if found in natural form and that too in leaves then what can be better than this. Just chew some leaves and you will have all the benefits easily. You can also boil the leaves in the water and then drink it, it will be more beneficial if taken empty stomach. You can also add the leaves in the food you prepare, it won’t ruin the taste but will give an amazing aroma to it and will load your food with numbers of health benefits.
We all have busy lives and we may not be able to take care of our health as we should. We also choose to buy expensive medications, capsules, syrups and multivitamin tablets just to fulfil the deficiency of vitamin and other things. So just add these leaves in your life and you may not get health problems. It also helps with weight loss. Due to being rich with antioxidants, it helps to lose weight. So if you need to lose a few pounds then add these leaves in your diet and it will help you with your hard work and journey.
Do add this amazing herb and have numerous health benefits without any side effect and with cheap and healthy way.