So you’ve heard of superfoods, but what about super spices? Turmeric is part of the same family as ginger and often found in Indian dishes; because of its vibrant yellow colour it can bring any dish to life.
Many people know turmeric for its ancient healing properties but there is so much more to it than that. Turmeric contains curcumin which is an aid in the prevention of many inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric also helps with aches and stiff joints, aids in healing wounds, helps to balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels and even helps to balance your mood. (Making you feel happier 🙂 Add this super spice to curries, juices, marinades, salads and veggie dishes whilst improving your overall health and functioning.
Did you know?
India is world’s largest producer and exporter of turmeric? In fact, as much as 80% to 90% of world’s total turmeric production comes only from India.
USE fresh turmeric to add a health kick and golden colour to many everyday dishes. Grate it into smoothies, omlettes, curries and rice dishes to add a tangy flavour and vibrant colour.
Make Indian Golden Milk
Recipe by Served
Also known as Haldi Ka Doodh; Turmeric milk, or golden milk, is an ancient healing remedy commonly used in India to treat everything from colds to asthma. Known as haldi ka doodh in India, this healthy drink is typically made with dried turmeric power, but you can also use fresh turmeric. Here’s a quick and easy recipe using fresh turmeric root:
4 black peppercorns
Seeds of 2 cardamom pods
1 cup milk
1/2-inch piece of fresh turmeric root
1/4-inch piece of fresh ginger root
Honey, to taste
Crush the peppercorns, cardamom seeds, and cloves with a mortar and pestle. Peel and chop the turmeric root and ginger. In a small pan, heat the milk along with the spices for 2-3 minutes. Let the mixture cool until it’s warm, then drain it into a cup. Add honey to taste. Drink immediately.