Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking. The plant is a perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, that requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered each year for their rhizomes, some for propagation in the following season and some for consumption.
India produces nearly the world’s entire turmeric crop and consumes 80% of it. With its inherent qualities and high content of the important bioactive compound curcumin, Indian turmeric is considered to be the best in the world. We source our turmeric from Erode, a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the world’s largest producer of and the most important trading center for turmeric. It is also known as “Yellow City” or “Turmeric City”.
Turmeric is very popular around the world as spice. Turmeric has many usages known from ancient era. In parts of Southern India, people use a piece of the turmeric rhizome as an amulet for protection against evil spirits. For centuries, turmeric has also been used as natural color to dye clothing and thread by its vibrant yellow.
Most of all, turmeric is well known as cooking ingredient for many dishes especially in Asia cuisines. Nowadays, turmeric is chosen as one of medical properties.
Flavor of Turmeric: Just like other herb, turmeric also group of ingredient too. The flavor of turmeric is a mild spice and match if you put it in the dishes. Turmeric usually added in mustard form to relishes some dish. This ingredient is mildly aromatic and has smell more like ginger. The most powerful flavor is bitter, spicy, and peppery warm.
Health Benefits of Turmeric -
1) Helps Arthritis & Joint Pain
2) Reduces Chronic Inflammation & helps in Back Pain
3) Aids Weight Loss
4) Improves Skin Health
5) Natural Blood Thinner
6) Helps Fight Disease & Chronic Conditions like Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Regulates Cholesterol, Candida Overgrowth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Fibromyalgia & Chronic, Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Thyroid Disease, etc.
7) Enhances Brain Function - Reduces Anxiety & Depression
8) Improves Allergies & Asthma
9) Aids in Liver Detoxification
10) Helps Headaches & Migraines
The beneficial effects of turmeric are traditionally achieved through dietary consumption, even at low levels, over long periods of time. The activities of turmeric include antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antioxidant, antiseptic, cardio protective, hepatic protective, nephron protective, radio protective, and digestive activities. Phytochemical analysis of turmeric has revealed a large number of compounds, including curcumin, volatile oil, and curcuminoids, which have been found to have potent pharmacological properties.
Please Note - Our spices/powders/products/specialities are home made & home made spice powders have a longer shelf life and also remain fresh. There is no additive or preservative added and they really bring out the flavors & aroma in the food.