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Turmeric is a fragrant spice powder used primarily in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It makes a great addition to any dish needing some extra kick, and is an important ingredient in curry and some types of mustard. Medical research is exploding regarding the numerous health benefits of turmeric.
A natural antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric is used by some to relieve pain, headaches, upset stomachs, and arthritis, and has even been compared to some over-the-counter drugs. However, far more significant are preliminary studies that show that turmeric can help slow the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and child leukemia. Turmeric may also help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Also known as Indian saffron, Turmeric has been used in Indian cuisine for thousands of years and is found in many foods as a food coloring.
What Experts Say
Dr. Oz of the Dr. Oz Show: Turmeric was listed on Dr. Oz's Top 5 Superfoods for 2010 list:"The brain boosting spice that can help keep you sharp…helps your brain clear out the gunky proteins that can build up and might lead to Alzheimer's. It also contains a chemical called curcumin, which researches say help us learn so you can lose a few from Alzheimer's and still stay sharp. It's no wonder turmeric is called the Spice of Life."
Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, PhD, professor of cancer research at the University of Texas: "Taking 1 ½ teaspoons of turmeric everyday can lessen inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and asthma." Aggarwal also states that turmeric could potentially be used to treat depression, fatigue, and diabetes.
Turmeric in Food
Turmeric makes a great addition to any dish that needs an extra kick of flavor. Turmeric has an earthy taste with hints of mustard, horseradish, ginger, and bitterness. Just a small amount of the spice is necessary; most recipes call for less than 1 teaspoon of turmeric. When turmeric is raw, its sharp bitterness is more profound and, as it’s cooked down, its flavors mellow out and adapt a heartier flavor in the dish.
This spice is a fundamental ingredient in curries, giving curry its distinct yellow color. Turmeric's flavor goes especially well with rice, couscous, and lentils imparting them with heartier flavors. And turmeric's yellow-orange color, along with its flavor, can be used to brighten blander white foods like tofu and cauliflower.
You can also sprinkle some turmeric powder to add color into your chicken noodle soup or add it to your mayonnaise for a unique sandwich spread. Another way to enjoy turmeric powder is to sprinkle it in tea or add turmeric to hot milk for a drink that will warm your body during the colder months of the year.
In addition to being used in foods, turmeric is also a popular Easter egg dye. All you need to do is boil water, vinegar, salt, and turmeric, let the mixture cool, and you have a beautiful yellow dye ready for Easter!
Turmeric for Skin
Use turmeric powder in a facemask to rejuvenate your skin by mixing the spice into yogurt, honey, or milk. Turmeric has been used in India for years as a beauty product and is believed to help skin conditions from acne to eczema to rosacea. It's also a great way to rejuvenate skin!
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Millie, Sunol, CA May 19, 2014
“LOVE turmeric! We put it in our health drink every morning - about 1 and 1/2 tsp each day along with lecithin granules [which, according to one research paper I read, is supposed to increase it's absorb-ability] I am 74 and my husband is 78. We used to have arthritis pain, but now we don't. Dr. says our cholesterol levels are "fantastic."”
linda, springfield, ma. April 23, 2014
“Turmeric is a great value compared to grocery store prices. Also,the speedy shipping is awesome.”
Scott, Vancouver, Canada January 20, 2014
“Loved the quality and freshness of the dried mulberries (great in oatmeal!) and for simply snacking!
Everything else was so fresh and tasty (maca, mixed nuts, organic coconut oil, pretzels, etc.). The Aussie Licorice was amazing - soft, so delicious. And where else can you buy turmeric at such a low price? Really appreciate a company like this that executes the customer service part of the equation so well! Not to mention the product quality and prices!! Thanks to all of you Nuts! :)”
Dorothy , Milford, MA January 15, 2014
“Tired of paying $6.99 for turmeric 0.95 oz. This was a good deal for 5.lb bag $31.50. Sure I will we back again. Dottie”
wv, Quinnesec, Michigan November 15, 2013
“Just received our package. Love the bright packaging and the unexpected sample of goji berries.
Looking forward to trying the turmeric powder and maca powder.
Thanks for the fast shipment. Keep up the awesome packaging.”
Raul , La Puente, CA November 4, 2013
“Thank you so much. This is all new territory want to use to keep wife diab type 2 from insulin injections. Lower chol and lower blood pressure. Happen to see turmeric and skin. For her face but does not tell how much to use. We plan to try with honey. And have her try with yogurt see which she likes would you know how much turmeric and how much yogurt. Or honey to use and will it stain the skin lol don't need her to stay yellow ! Thank You”
Lynne, Atlanta, GA September 20, 2013
“You guys are amazing! I ordered on wednesday and received my freshly made turmeric powder, on Friday, exactly as promised! This is my first time writing a review for any company so you guys are definitely some kind if special lol. I love it, love it, love it! Thank you do much!!!”
Shayne, New Jersey July 18, 2013
“I have ordered from here for the second time and it's shipped to me right on time :) it's moneys worth. The quality of the products are great :) I love you guys :D <3”
Irene, Tujunga, CA June 15, 2013
“Wow! I don't know what to do with all this Turmeric! I'm sure I'll find something to make my life healthier, keep bugs away from my little food farm out back, and of course spice up my chicken, beef, or even fish dinners! Oh and the dried peaches are yummy to my tummy. I can't wait to go nuts over the popcorn.
Thank you nutso's!”
Suzan, Frankfort, IL April 23, 2013
“I have searched all over for Turmeric and only find the actual root. I don't want to have to dry and grind them. Thank you for carrying this, and the packaging is cute and colorful and love that it ziplocs. I am always impressed when I receive it in two days. Thank you.”
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Andy Kneeter, Studio City, CA - California June 8, 2014
“The turmeric powder that I purchased from Nuts.com is excellent. The service was fast. I'd recommend Nuts.com to everyone.”
Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
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Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.
Country of Origin: India
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