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Curry Powder Facts: Everything you need to know


Curry powder was invented by the British in the late 1700’s. The versatile spice blend is based on the flavors in India. It is known for its bright hue and savory-sweet flavor.

Did you know?

While curry powder was inspired by Indian cuisine, the spice blend is not actually an ingredient in traditional Indian curry.

Six reasons to sprinkle some more

  • May reduce inflammation

  • May aid digestion

  • May help control blood sugar

  • May have anticancer benefits

  • May help lower/manage cholesterol

  • May have detoxifying properties

Moderation is key

Repeated intake at higher doses may cause nausea and stomach issues.


Curry powder is a blend of spices that is best used in liquid applications such as soups, sauces and stews. It can also be sprinkled on vegetables or used to season meats.

22 Vitamins and Minerals

  • Betaine

  • Calcium

  • Carotene

  • Choline

  • Copper

  • Folate

  • Iron

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese

  • Niacin

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Riboflavin

  • Selenium

  • Sodium

  • Thiamin

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin B-6

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

  • Vitamin K

  • Zinc

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