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Essential Spices And Ingredients In Thai Cuisine

Using these essential Thai spices and ingredients can lead you to making countless Thai cuisine variations through different additives and flavoring agents. You can also learn some of the basic components used in Thai cooking and each of which leads to a lot of different Thai dishes.

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Thai Kitchen Essentials

But you don’t need to eat out to get a taste of Thailand. After a recent cultural and culinary tour of his home country to hone in on the flavors he’s serving, Syhabout helped put together a guide to mapping out everything you need to cook great Thai food at home… Read more at Tasting Table

Getting the basic flavors of your favorite Thai dishes just right, especially when you are new to Thai cooking, can be tricky. The complexity of Thai cuisine can be quite intimidating. While it is normal to go after Thai recipes that are labeled “quick” and “easy,” but that doesn’t take long to find out that what’s quick doesn’t always mean easy.

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Cooking Thai: 5 basic ingredients that can be used in hundreds of dishes

Here are five ingredients found in countless Thai meals that deliver a lot of bang for your buck. They can help ease you into Thai cooking, and will prepare you for a more advanced stage of your culinary journey where your palate becomes more accustomed to how Thai food tastes and your skill is solid enough to help you further refine your creations… Read more at CNN Travel

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Thai Curries, Pad Thai And More Thai Food!

Thai cuisine can be infinitely delightful and wonderful, with its different kinds of curries and noodles. But the best of Thai cuisine it is not always the vegetarian-friendly dishes, Thai cusine also has many delicious dishes that includes seafood, beeef or chicken.

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Vegetarian Thai Recipes: Pad Thai, Curries And More

Sure, simply removing the chicken from Pad Thai could still lead to an enjoyable meal of nutty aromas, but there are more inventive ways for vegetarians and vegans to partake in Thai cuisine. The vegetarian Thai recipes we’ve discovered include vegetarian staples such as quinoa, tofu and chickpeas, but they also venture into the… Read more at Huffingtonpost.com

Thai cusine has some of the world’s most delicious vegan dishes that you can not find anywhere else. Check out the top eight vegan Thai dishes that you should try!

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8 Irresistible Vegetarian Thai Dishes

Meat-ridden sois (streets) and carnivore-friendly menus may have some vegetarians and vegans feeling disheartened while in Thailand. Do not be dismayed, though — Thailand has some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes that you can not find anywhere else. Here, discover the… Read more at TheCultureTrip.com

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Originally posted 2017-02-10 10:09:11.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Thai Food

Thai cuisine is well-know as one of the world’s delicious food, but did you that authentic Thai food can also be great for your health? Thai cuisine has a lot of spices and superfood ingredients that work together to give your immune system the boost that it needs to fight inflammation and promote fast metabolism for a healthy body.

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Ingredients that Make Thai Food an Anti-Inflammatory Knockout

In fact, one Thai soup called Tom Yam Goong has even been studied for its unique high antioxidant content and potential cancer-fighting abilities. Here are 7 of the healthiest, most beneficial ingredients found in Thai food, and how to make sure they’re included in your dishes… Read more at The Alternative Daily

Inflammation is part of our body’s immune response that promotes our body to heal itself. It’s what happens when you get bruised or wounded and the affected area turns red and gets a bit swollen. That’s our immune system at work defending our bodies off any bacteria or infection.

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Foods to beat inflammation

While experts have always thought anything with an “itis” at the end involved ongoing inflammation – such as arthritis or appendicitis, recent research shows that a much larger number of diseases, including heart disease, certain cancers, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease may also be triggered in part by chronic inflammation. Do your body a favor by including the following anti-inflammatory foods in your diet… Read more at FoxNews.com

Top 10 Superfoods that Prevent Inflammation in Your Body

If you want to get or remain healthy, it’s important to control inflammation in your body by following a healthy lifestyle and diet. Many foods have anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and combat inflammation… Watch here

Originally posted 2017-03-03 10:16:53.

Thai Food Is Superfood!

There are many Thai spices and ingredients in Thai cuisine actually have health and feel-great benefits. Like Thai ginger is great for digestion, turmeric has anti-inflammatory benefits, and lemongrass help treat colds and stomach problems. These are just some of the many healthy Thai spices used in Thai cuisine.

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Can a soup fight cancer? If it’s a Thai favorite called Tom Yung Gung, the answer just might be yes. Made with shrimp, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, and other herbs and spices used in Thai cooking, the soup was found to possess properties 100 times more effective than other antioxidants in inhibiting cancerous-tumor growth. Researchers at Thailand’s… Read more at Health.com

Authentic traditional Thai cooking methods like steaming and sauteing to avoid overcooking and destroy the freshness and potency of ingredients. Traditional and authentic Thai food is definitely one of the cleanest and healthiest national cuisines that you can try.

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Traditional Thai Food: The First ‘Superfood’?

In many ways, traditional Thai food has been ahead of the curb in terms of food trends, specifically the superfood craze that has taken the Western food-world by storm. Thai food’s unsparing use of nutrient dense ingredients like ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, coconut, sesame and chilli makes it perfect for anyone looking to improve or maintain their diet… Read more at PataraLondon.com

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This Is What Great Thai Curries Are Made Of

Green, red, and yellow may be all that you know about Thai curries. If you have come that far, however, let us break down these famous thai curries and know exactly what does a great thai curry actually made of. Let’s find out which spices and ingredients really go into each curry paste, and what are the colors, tastes, and aromas that give each thai curry its unique qualities.

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Inside The Anatomy Of Your Favorite Thai Curries

There’s some ingredient overlap — you’ll see galangal, ginger and chilies in every mix — but visualizing the components can help give you a better idea of what’s in each particular blend. Nothing can beat fresh ingredients pounded by hand with a mortar and pestle at home, but commercially sold pastes will… Read more at Food Republic

Most of the spices and ingredients used in making a Thai curry paste actually have medicinal properties that have been used long time ago in traditional Thai herbal medicine. Adding these spices and ingredients in your everyday diet not only makes your food taste awesome but can also benefit your health at the same time.

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Health Benefits of Curry Paste

Curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric and the ingredient which makes curry yellow, has blocked the growth of melanoma tumor cells and stimulated their death, according to laboratory experiments reported in the journal Cancer. Researchers say curcumin appears to affect the NF-kappa B molecule, active in several types of tumors, including melanoma, and may also be useful in treating other cancers… Read more at TempleOfThai.com

Chili Red Curry Pork – Thai Curry Pork – Thailand Street Food

Thai chili red curry pork served to local Thais and visitors alike. You will be able can maintain the authentic Thai flavor using our Thai food recipes for pad Thai. You will also find that homemade food tastes unique using our Thai food recipes for pad Thai especially when using fresh prawns/shrimp… Watch here

Health Benefits of Thai Food

Thai cooking has ingredients that has a lot of health benefits and immune system-boosting nutrients. To be able to take advantage of these health benefits, it’s highly recommend to try and eat Thai cuisine which uses the freshest and healthiest ingredients.

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Is Thai Food Good for You?

Thai cuisine is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. In fact, several Thai dishes, such as Tom Yum Soup, are currently under scientific study for their incredible health benefits (see Thai Soup Under Study). Of course, it’s already known that many of the fresh herbs and spices used in Thai cooking – such as turmeric, galangal, coriander, lemongrass, and… Read more at AboutFood

Authentic Thai cuisine is as delicious as it is healthy, making it one of the few cuisines in the world that you can indulge in without the guilt. Here are some of the healthy ingredients that you will find in some of you favorite Thai dishes.

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3 Healthy Ingredients Commonly Found in Thai Food

Thai food is packed with aromatic spices that come together to form the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Spices contain tons of vitamins and minerals; the more natural the source, the higher the nutritional value. That’s why Thai Chef Restaurant grows all their own herbs and spices, including… Read more at NearSay.com

Thai Detox Tea – Lemongrass & Pandan

Lemongrass and pandan tea is made using both the stalks of the lemongrass plant and the leaves of the pandan plant. On their own or when combined, these plants can improve a number of health conditions and help increase the level of wellness for almost everyone. Alone, the pandan plant has been discovered to be a successful means of treating headaches and… Watch it here

Originally posted 2017-02-03 10:30:25.

Thai Cuisine Is Great For Our Health

Thai food is among the most nutritious cuisines in the whole world. If you’re one of those who are still don’t know what exactly Thai food got to offer especially on taste and benefits  to one’s health, then you should probably give Thai cuisine a try.

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Why thai food is very good for your health

Apart from the numerous health benefits associated with the ingredients used in the preparation of Thai food, the manner and method of making and serving the dishes makes it unique. The inclusion of vegetables, spices and herbs in its preparation come with even more benefits. Below are some of… Read more at World of Healthy Tips

The moment you get to know what Thai cuisine really tastes like, there’s a great chance that you will get hooked and fall in love with Thai food. In case you’re a beginner at relishing or already a huge fan of Thai cuisine, the great part is that most of the popular and delicious Thai food are already widely available worldwide.

The Many Health Benefits Of Consuming Thai Food

Well, Thai food is quite similar to other types of Asian food but comprises of abundant wonderful flavors, spices and textural variety. Apart from that there are a flurry of health benefits of consuming such food which can fully be attributed to some of the amazing ingredients (like example turmeric, galangal, coriander and lemongrass) utilized in the preparation of Thai cuisine. In fact the… Read more at Thai Square

Raw Diet Recipe – Thai Salad Amazing Dressing Vegan Easy Healthy

The idea is that heating food destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes, which is bad because enzymes boost digestion and fight chronic disease. In short: When you cook it, you kill it. They claim that a raw food diet can clear up headaches and allergies, boost immunity and memory, and improve arthritis and diabetes. Think uncooked, unprocessed, mostly organic… Watch here

Originally posted 2017-02-24 10:03:24.

Herbs Used in Thai Cooking

 

Many herbs and spices used in Thai cuisine have beneficial medicinal properties. Here are some examples.
Chili: “Phrik” in Thai
Chili is an erect, branched, shrub-like herb with fruits used as garnishing and flavoring in Thai dishes. There are many different species. All contain capsaicin, a biologically active ingredient beneficial to the respiratory system, blood pressure and heart. Other therapeutic uses include being a , carminative and anti flatulence agent, and digestant.
Cumin: “Yi-ra” in Thai
Cumin is a small shrubbery herb, the fruit of which contains a 2-4% volatile oil with a pungent odor, and which is used as a
flavouring and condiment. Cumin’s therapeutic properties manifest as a stomachic, bitter tonic, carminative, stimulant and astringent.
Garlic: “Kra-thiam” in Thai
Garlic is an annual herbaceous plant with underground bulbs comprising several cloves. Dried mature bulbs are used as a flavoring and condiment in Thai cuisine. The bulbs contain a 0.1-0.36% garlic oil and organic sulfur compounds. Therapeutic uses are as an antimicrobial, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, anti flatulence and cholesterol lowering agents.
Ginger: “Khing” in Thai
Ginger is an erect plant with thickened, fleshy and aromatic rhizomes. Used in different forms as a food, flavoring and spice. Ginger’s rhizomes contain a 1-2% volatile oil. Ginger’s therapeutic uses are as a carminative, antinauseant and anti-flatulence agent.
Galanga: “Kha” in Thai
Greater Galanga is an erect annual plant with aromatic, ginger-like rhizomes, and commonly used in Thai cooking as a flavoring. The approximately 0.04 volatile oil content has therapeutic uses as carminative, stomachic, anti-rheumatic and antimicrobial agents.
Lemon Basil: “Maeng-lak” in Thai
Lemon Basil is an annual herbaceous plant with slightly hairy and pale green leaves, eaten either raw or used as a flavoring, and containing approximately 0.7% volatile oil. Therapeutic benefits include the alleviation of cough symptoms, and as diaphoretic and carminative agents.
Kafffir: “Ma-krut” in Thai
The leaves, peel and juice of the Kaffir Lime are used as a flavoring in Thai cuisine. The leaves and peel contain a volatile oil. The major therapeutic benefit of the juice is as an appetizer.
(No Common English Name): Krachai in Thai 
This erect annual plant with aromatic rhizomes and yellow-brown roots, is used as a flavoring. The rhizomes contain approximately 0.8% volatile oil. The plant has stomach ache relieving and antimicrobial properties, and therapeutic benefits as an antitussive and anti-flatulence agent.
Lemon Grass: “Ta-khrai” in Thai
This erect annual plant resembles a coarse gray-green grass. Fresh leaves and grass are used as flavoring. Lemon grass contains a 0.2-0.4 volatile oil. Therapeutic properties are as a diuretic, emmanagogue, anti-flatulence, anti flu and antimicrobial agent.
Lime: “Ma-nao” in Thai
Lime is used principally as a garnish for fish and meat dishes. The fruit contains Hesperidin and Naringin , scientifically proven anti-inflammatory flavonoids. Lime juice is used as an appetizer, and has antitussive, anti flu, stomachic and antiscorbutic properties.
Marsh Mint: “Sa-ra-nae” in Thai
The fresh leaves of this herbaceous plant are used as a flavouring and eaten raw in Thai cuisine. Volatile oil contents give the plant several therapeutic uses, including carminative, mild antiseptic, local anesthetic, diaphoretic and digestant properties.
Pepper: “Phrik-Thai” in Thai
Pepper is a branching, perennial climbing plant from whose fruiting spikes both white and black pepper are obtained. Used as a spice and condiment, pepper contains a 2-4% volatile oil. Therapeutic uses are as carminative, antipyretic, diaphoretic and diuretic agents.
Holy Basil: “Ka-phrao” in Thai
Holy Basil is an annual herbaceous plant that resembles Sweet Basil but has narrower and often times reddish-purple leaves. The fresh leaves, which are used as a flavoring, contain approximately 0.5% volatile oil, which exhibits antimicrobial activity, specifically as a carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant and stomachic.
Shallot: “Hom,Hom-lek,Hom-daeng”in Thai
Shallots, or small red onions, are annual herbaceous plants. Underground bulbs comprise garlic-like cloves. Shallot bulbs contain a volatile oil, and are used as flavouring or seasoning agents. Therapeutic properties include the alleviation of stomach discomfort, and as an antihelmintic, antidiarrhoeal, expectorant, antitussive, diuretic and anti flu agents.
Sweet Basil: “Ho-ra-pha” in Thai
Sweet Basil is an annual herbaceous plant, the fresh leaves of which are either eaten raw or used as a flavouring in Thai cooking. Volatile oil content varies according to different varieties. Therapeutic properties are as carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, digestant and stomachic agents.
Turmeric:  “Kha-min” in Thai
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, and provides yellow colouring for Thai food. The rhizomes contain a 3-4% volatile oil with unique aromatic characteristics. Turmeric’s therapeutic properties manifest as a carminative, antiflatulence and stomachic.
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Fresh Thai Food Ingredients That Can Produce Alkaline

Most acidic fruits and vegetables that we eat can turn into alkaline in our bodies.

Raw and organic sugars like Honey produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of sugar this can also become acid-formers.

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(*) Should not be eaten with other foods. They are externally acid but alkaline internally.

Acid/Alkali Forming Foods

It must be noted that because a food is acid it is no indication that it REMAINS acid in the body. It can turn alkaline. Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of… Read more at Palma Health

If you want to eliminate toxin and acid waste in you body, you need to help control the pH of your body.

This is possible to achieve through diet, the Alkaline Diet.

This diet will help you lead to a healthier body.

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The Alkaline diet: What it is and how it works

One word is enough to describe the alkaline diet – “balance.” Alternatively named the “acid-alkaline balance diet,” this approach to weight loss can have a profound impact on your health. A solution that eliminates acid consumed by the body through food, alkaline is a… Read more at DailySabah.com

 

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WHAT MAKES THAI FOOD SO HEALTHY?

Thai cuisine is one of the best-tasting and also, one of the most healthiest cusines worldwide. The exotic taste, fresh and organic ingredients used in Thai food and cooking methods make Thai cuisine more delicious and mouth-watering. Though Thai cuisine has a very unique and special taste and aroma that can entice foodies, they’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals.

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12 REASONS WHY IS THAI FOOD HEALTHY TO EAT

You can enjoy at least three and up to four or five basic taste senses in each Thai dish; sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. The basic ingredients of Thai food include; turmeric, galangal, coriander and lemongrass, chilies, coconut milk, and kaffir lime leaves. Thai foods are quite similar to Asian foods contained in a variety of flavors and spices. Some spices used in Thai food possess the healing properties for the human body… Read more at FOODIEMAGZ

Thai food is perfectly okay to eat every day, without risking your health, it all depends on the choices we make. To help you pick the right items on the menu of you favorite Thai restaurant, here’s a list of healthy Thai food items.

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Eat What You Love – 5 Healthy Thai Food Dishes

Universally adored and perceived as the healthy choice, it can trick one into believing that we can eat it all day, every day, without consequences. But like with just about anything in life, there is a flip side to this. Deep-frying, coconut milk based curries, MSG, sugar (lots of it), saturated fats… Read more at Thanyapura.com

Thai Shrimp Soup Recipe

Today we’re making a yummy Thai Shrimp Soup!… Watch here