Spices are a must have in every Indian kitchen and no meal is complete without them. You probably end up buying a lot of whole spices and powder from your local baniya. If branded and packaged spices are not available you tend to buy loosely sold packets. This increases the risk of you consuming adulterated spices. Whole spices are adulterated with similar looking substances like tiny stones pebbles grass seeds etc. Also most spices are sun-dried in the open. which makes them more prone to contamination. Powdered spices on the other hand are contaminated with artificial colours chalk powder etc.