Turmeric is the traditional yellow colored root belonging to the ginger family. Commonly used as herb and spice worldwide, its properties make it a star among the dietary supplements.
It is bitter, hot and earthy in taste. It is consumed fresh as well in dried form. This ancient spice, celebrated for centuries as both food and medicine, has resurfaced within the health and nutrition communities thanks to Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric that causes the goodness.
Benefits of Turmeric Powder
Turmeric Powder, scientifically known as Curcuma Longa, has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.
- Help Arthritis & Joint Pain
- Reduce Chronic Inflammation
- Enhance Brain Function
Difference between Turmeric powder and Curcumin powder
Turmeric powder is the ground form of the turmeric root. Curcumin is the active ingredient found in Turmeric at about 2% to 5%. The active ingredient is extracted and available for consumption as Curcumin 95% Extract Powder
Why use Pepper or Piperine with Turmeric?
Even though Curcumin delivers all its goodness to us, by nature our body has limitations in terms of absorbing all of it. Including Pepper powder or Pepper extract powder (Piperine 95%) enhances the absorption by the body and thus help in getting quick results
How to consume Turmeric Powder?
1. Turmeric Milk
Add Turmeric Powder and a pinch of Pepper powder in warm milk and drink
2. Top your salad with it
You can sprinkle a pinch of turmeric directly on your salad or blend it into about any salad
dressing, and the flavor will go largely unnoticed. Make a quick turmeric salad dressing by whisking together 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, 2 teaspoons miso paste, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon raw honey and the juice from 1/2 a lemon
3. Blend it into a smoothie or juice it:
You can add a pinch or two of ground turmeric to a flavourful smoothie