Turmeric Powder from guatemala. Turmeric is widely used in indian curries, especially madras, for its wonderful earthy flavour.can be used to compliment vegetable, bean and lentil dishes.
Turmeric Powder is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the Curcuma longa plant.
Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Zingiberaceae or ginger family. It has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
India grows 78 percent of the global supply of turmeric. A range of turmeric teas are available for purchase in health stores or online. In this article, we look at a range of potential health benefits.
Turmeric Powder Health Benefits
Does Cooking Turmeric Destroy Its Benefits?
Most of our culinary usage of turmeric involves either cooking it at high temperatures or fermenting it in pickles. But are we destroying its benefits by cooking it? According to a research study conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, boiling and pressure cooking turmeric for long duration, may lead to a loss of curcumin compound of turmeric. The researchers observed the effect of heat on curucumin in turmeric in three different situations- boiling for 10 minutes, boiling for 20 minutes and pressure cooking for 10 minutes.