The Fruity Spice Powder

The Fruity Spice Powder

The tasty over healthy conflict ends with aamchur or mango powder. Aamchur is a spice that enhances the taste of food with a healthy approach. It is a condiment made by sun drying mangoes. Characterised by a tangy taste of unripe mangoes the colour of this spice powder may vary from pale beige to brown according to its freshness.

When mangoes are out of season, aamchur is used in India as a citrusy flavouring agent and to provide the nutritional benefits of mangoes. Read about some of the advantages of adding aamchur to your food.

Helps Digestion

Mango contains phenols and phenolic compounds and the dry form of mango is high in its antioxidant content. Both help to reduce indigestion.

Protects Against Life-Threatening Diseases

The consumption of aamchur on a regular basis, reduces the development of life-threatening diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer due to its antioxidant properties.

Weight Loss

The low carbohydrate content and high antioxidant properties of aamchur collectively boost metabolism. Hence, it is good for weight management.

Prevents Scurvy

Scurvy is a disease which occurs due to the deficiency of vitamin C. This disease can be treated with a simple mixture of aamchur and jaggery.

Helps Detoxify

Vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E are found in abundance in aamchur and hence, it aids in alleviating the toxins from the body.

Prevents Anaemia

Aamchur is also very rich in iron, and is known to prevent anaemia. Most pregnant women take it as a home remedy to prevent this ailment.

Improves Vision

Since aamchur contains a high amount of vitamin A, adding it to your regular diet, is a curative way to resolve vision related problems related to vitamin A deficiency.

Taste Enhancer
Since aamchur has a fine balance of sweet, sour and the tangy flavours, it acts as a taste enhancer when added to any dish or drink.

Beauty Benefits

  • Aamchuris an organic remedy that helps to get rid of skin toxins, as it naturally cleanses the skin, opens clogged pores, improves skin texture and also improves the elasticity of skin.
  • Aamchur can even be a regular natural cleanser to beat pollution.
  • This multipurpose condiment can be introduced in your regular diet by adding it to your favourite summer drinks like smoothies, juices and buttermilk.
  • Aamchur is also best used as a taste enhancer in soups, fruits, salads and raita or in different types of curries and dishes or as a topping on snacks.

Nutrition Facts (100 Grams)

Calories – 45 Kcal (188 kJ), Total Fat – 0g, Sodium – 35mg, Total Carbohydrates – 10g, Dietary Fibre – 3g, Protein – 1g, Vitamin C – 2mg, Calcium – 20mg

Summer Coolant


  • 1 glass of coconut water
  • 1/2 tablespoon mint paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons aamchur
  • 1/4th teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 pinch of rock salt


Mix all the ingredients well and keep it in a freezer to chill. Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lemon before serving.

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