Frequently Asked Questions
Are your spices natural and clean?
Yes! All our spices are carefully chosen, carefully curated directly from our partner farms who follow traditional, natural farming methods. They are dedicated to the health of soil, the crop they grow and do not use harmful pesticides. They use natural means to ward off pest attacks. We do not add any colors, binders, stabalisers or flavours to our spices. They are completely natural and clean.
How to store ground spices for a longer shelf life?
We recommend storing ground spices in an air-tight glass container in a dark place away from sunglight. Plastic containers can leach particles into the spices. Hence, our spices are packed in glass jars. This helps to keep spices for a longer shelf life and maintains their freshness, flavour and aroma.
What is the average shelf life of ground spices?
When stored in optimum conditions that involve storage in airtight containers with minimum exposure to light, moisture, and air, ground spices can last anywhere between 1-3 years. Spices don't really spoil but lose flavour and aroma. Local Sparrow takes great care to bring to you the most potent and fresh spices and with that emphasis on quality, our spices will easily last you 2 years compared to the dusty, old spices widely available on shelves.
How can I preserve the quality and flavour of ground spices?
We recommend that you always use an air tight glass or stainless steel container to store the spices and use a dry spoon when using the spices. A common practice in India is to remove a smaller quantity in the masala dabba for everyday use and keep the rest separately. This allows the spices to remain potent, fresh and they don't lose out on flavour and aroma.
What are the most commonly used ground spices in daily routine?
The most commonly used ground spices include red chilly powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder. Red chilli powder can add color and heat to your food which is why we offer two kinds of red chilly powders. Our Byadagi red chilli powder lends a deep, red color to your food and our Sankeshwari red chilli powder is perfect to add that spice to your food. We recommend having both in your pantry and adjust proportions according to what you are making.
Why Local Sparrow Ground Spices Are Special?READ MORE
Experience a culinary experience like no other with Local Sparrow’s organic ground spices. These natural powder spices maintain their original flavours, smells, and nutritional value because they aren't grown with artificial pesticides or chemicals.
Our ground spices guarantee purity and authenticity in every meal because they are free from any kind of additives or artificial colouring. By choosing Local Sparrow powder spices, you can do your bit to back moral farming methods that put the environment's well-being and your health first.
Nurtured by nature and perfected in flavour, Local Sparrow brings you ground spices that allow you to experience the essence of traditional pure Indian spices.
Origin Of Local Sparrow Ground Spices
Did you know thatpure Indian spices, like Byadgi mirchi powder, have been important commodities in international trade? The Age of Exploration brought out the Silk Route and Spice Route and brought several explorers from Europe to India. Let us look at the origins of some of the common ground spices.
The coriander plant or Coriandrum sativum, has a long history rooted in both culinary and medicinal practices. Its use as a spice and a cure can be traced back to ancient civilizations like Egypt. Indian curries and Middle Eastern food, similarly for the best chilli variety in India, have both benefited from the aromatic and lemony flavours of coriander powder. These ground spices today have become a culinary mainstay in kitchens across the world for enhancing flavours.
Local Sparrow’s coriander powder is made using organic methods of farming where local farmers use heirloom varieties of seeds. With coriander seeds crushed at low temperature, Local Sparrow Coriander powder retains its nutrients and authentic aroma just like Waigaon turmeric.
Turmeric has its origin deeply rooted in ancient India and Ayurveda. Curcuma longa plant's root is used to make turmeric powder. It has a special place in Indian food and conventional Ayurvedic medicine because of its vivid colour, distinctive flavour, and potential health advantages.
Local Sparrow turmeric powder is bright and fragrant. The turmeric root is grown in the Waigaon region of Maharashtra where the soil is dark and alkaline. The turmeric rhizomes are boiled after harvest, and dried in the shade before being crushed. Grown for generations by our partnering farmers, these turmeric roots are known for their unique hue and fragrance. Get pure turmeric powder and Sankeshwari mirchi only on Local Sparrow.
Indigenous people had been growing red chilli for thousands of years. The highly renowned Byadagi chilli, or Byadgi mirchi powder, is grown in the Haveri district of Karnataka. This ground spice is known for its natural deep red colour that adds colour and flavour to your food.
Another chili powder that comes from Sankeshwar near Kolhapur, Maharashtra is typically used in Konkani cuisine. Sankeshwari chilli, or Sankeshwari mirchi, is known for its heat quotient and is grown organically by local farmers.
Explore Local Sparrow for more varieties of pure Indian spices available for you.
Experience Authentic Flavors Of Ground Spices With Local Sparrow
With authentic ground Indian spices online from Local Sparrow, go on a culinary adventure. Enjoy the complex flavours and aromas that can only be produced using natural and regional ingredients. Enhance your meals with a touch of authenticity as nature's bounty takes you on a singular sensory journey. Let us look at the wide range of authentic ground spices at Local Sparrow.
Byadagi Red Chili Powder– Grown in Haveri district of Karnataka, Byadagi red chilli, or mirchi powder, adds are sweet spicy taste and a red brilliance to your delicacies. It is often used in sambars and adds a lingering taste. Add this ground red chilli powder to your curries or sprinkle them over your salad or fruit bowl to enjoy that zing. If you are someone who likes less spicy food, Byadagi chilli is the one for you. They can be easily added to the food consumed by kids or the elderly.
Sankeshwari Red Chilli Powder – Enjoy the super aroma and rich flavour in our Sankeshwari red chilli powder from the Sankeshwar near Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Use this pure Indian spice (red chilli) powder to add that heat quotient and extra zing to your food.
Waigon Turmeric Powder – Enjoy the fragrant musky flavour of Waigaon turmeric from the Wardha region of Maharashtra. This earthy-flavoured turmeric is a local speciality and contains a unique taste and hue. Local Sparrow Waigon turmeric powder contains more than 5% curcumin as compared to the average of 1% -2% in other turmeric powders available in the market. Get this among all the other pure Indian spices available.
Coriander Powder – Enjoy the warm, nutty and musky flavour of authentic coriander powder that adds a wonderful aroma to your food. With heirloom coriander seeds being crushed at low temperature Local Sparrow Coriander Powder retains its nutrients and aromatic power. You can explore Local Sparrow for more Pure Indian spices online.
Why You Should Choose Additive-Free & Colour-Free Ground Spices From Local Sparrow?
Local Sparrow brings you authentic ground spices and the best chilli variety in India that are additive-free and colour-free. These organic ground spices will elevate your culinary creations with every sprinkle. As we make sure your dishes are devoid of artificial ingredients and unpleasant colouring agents, embrace the purity of nature.
With our dedication to excellence, you get to taste spices' pure, unadulterated essence that comes packed in glass jars to retain the freshness. Enjoy genuine flavours that breathe life into your dishes and enhance your well-being.
Why Buy From Local Sparrow?
Local Sparrow brings you authentic kitchen ingredients from different parts of India. Our powder spices like our Indian red chilli varieties are made from ingredients that are harvested the same year giving them a fresh and authentic taste.
Local farmer partners grow the spices in an organic method without any use of pesticides retaining all the essential nutrients and true taste. Food made with Local Sparrow ground spice brings back the nostalgia of home-cooked food by your mother or grandmother because we pride ourselves in delivering a similar essence.
Our powder spices come in sustainable glass jars that retain the freshness and aroma of ground spices. Choose Local Sparrow to elevate your culinary journey and enjoy the fresh authenticity, care and warmth of home-cooked food.