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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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Deborah, Alpena, Arkansas April 3, 2013
“I'm impressed by the quality of the food. The organic navy beans look uniformly good quality and cooked up tasty. The organic cocoa nibs have only a hint of bitterness, and I actually enjoy them more than sweetened chocolate! The moringa powder has a nice, sweet taste. The turmeric powder and baking soda was as expected and a good price. Thank you!”
Ellen, Penn Hills, Pa. March 7, 2013
“My order arrived so promptly that It surprised me. I love the products and the packaging! The delightful bonus enclosed was so thoughtful. You folks have a new fan and I've already recommended your website to my co-workers. . ***** 5 star rating!”
Paula January 29, 2013
“Everything arrived in perfect condition. Your products are the best! Will be re-ordering soon!”
Emily Mangus, Taylors, South Carolina November 6, 2012
“Thanks, you nutty people. I needed your personal touch and happy, outgoing personalities. Thanks for the free goodies. I'm very happy to know the turmeric I received is of the best quality. Stay nuts.”
Todd, Allentown, Pa October 10, 2012
“I accidentally came across your site as I was searching for something and I was pleasantly surprised by how much you have to offer. I ordered turmeric, spirulina, cayenne pepper and wheat grass. My order was placed at 1:05pm and I received confirmation by 1:45 that my order will filled and I would have it the next day. Sure enough it was on my front step. I love the box it came in. Thank you for your prompt service and I have already recommended your site to others. I will be a long term customer.”
Martha, Washington, DC October 5, 2012
I wanted to express my appreciation for the quick delivery of my order and the gift
bag of gummy bears.
I used my tumeric this evening with my salad, it was great. I had a mint after dinner. Original !!!!!!
Thanks again for the efficient service.
debra, trenton, fl September 21, 2012
“You guys are the best! Great product, delivery , wonderful prices packaging, and a nice surprise inside..dried berries! ”
Ron James , Sausalito, Ca July 23, 2012
“Right on time. Thanks , so much.”
Scott and Laurie, Spartanburg, SC July 17, 2012
“Thank you for the parcel we received today. Our order came on time, and even a little treat inside that was unexpected. The spices came packaged in a resealable bag, and was of the highest quality. We will definitely be ordering again. Again, thank you! :)”
Nancy, pearland, Texas June 7, 2012
“Thanks guys! I thought my order would be here friday and it came today. Everything is packaged so nice. I put a tablespoon of turmeric in water and drank it up. Makes me feel great! The dried mango is delicious. I love this company! I snuck one of the fruit slices... the best I've ever tasted. My elderly da will love these. I'm taking him some right now. Thankyou.”
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linda, springfield, ma. April 23, 2014
“Turmeric is a great value compared to grocery store prices. Also,the speedy shipping is awesome.”
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. This can be refrigerated or frozen.
Country of Origin: India
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