‘A different spice is the most interesting thing to me!’
— Nobu Matsuhisa
Ever wondered why a pumpkin spiced latte feels like TLC in a cup? Or what it is about that perfect apple pie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy?
In India, this is called the magic of spices. Gourmands call it the play of delicate flavors on your palate. Science calls it the power of antioxidants. So not only do spices add that touch of exotic to your food, they’re incredible for your health—and for your skin.
Also, spices in India have long been used for their medicinal qualities. We’ve had home remedies for just about everything from common cold, cough, and nausea, to zits, dandruff, and dry skin.
Over the last few decades, modern science has backed many of these claims. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants—those miracle compounds...