Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice native to tropical regions of Asia, made from the root of the turmeric plant, which is dried and ground into a powder. Has a slightly bitter, earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness. It is known for its bright yellow color and is often used as a natural food coloring. Turmeric is a key ingredient in many Indian and Asian curries, stir-fries, smoothies and hot drinks.

Net weight: 70 g

    Culinary Use

    Turmeric is fat-soluble, so it is best to cook it with a fat, such as oil or butter to help it release its flavor and nutrients. It can be consumed in various ways, including in supplement form, as a tea, or added to foods such as curries, soups, smoothies or yogurt and milk drinks.

    Turmeric is a key ingredient in many Indian curries, giving them their signature yellow color and flavor. It is also used in Thai curries, stir-fries and other Southeast Asian dishes.

    Widely used in salad dressings, glazes and marinades and in baking. Also helps to preserve the color of vegetables when they are pickled or fermented.

    Turmeric is a popular ingredient in golden milk lattes due to its anti-inflammatory properties that benefit gut health.

    Turmeric can be quite potent, and too much can give dishes a bitter flavor.

    Health Benefits

    Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is often used to treat a variety of ailments such as skin conditions and digestive issues. One of the active ingredients in turmeric is curcumin, which is responsible for its bright yellow color and many of its health benefits. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect the body against damage from free radicals, which are molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the development of chronic diseases.

    Turmeric is believed to have benefits for the brain, to improve memory and cognitive function. It may also have potential in the treatment of depression, as it has been found to have an effect on certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are involved in mood regulation.

    Pairing with other spices

    Turmeric pairs well with black pepper, ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and green cardamom.