Organic Turmeric - Sam's Teas and Spices

Organic Turmeric

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Organic Turmeric

Common Name: Turmeric
Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Other Names: Haridra
Growing Area: South Asia

Turmeric is the heart of several East and Middle East dishes. It is used for its unique taste, as well the visual appeal it brings. Traditionally used to spice meat (particularly lamb), and vegetables in curries.

Turmeric originated in the tropical areas of South Asia, and requires a temperature between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius, and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to flourish. The plants are harvested for their rhizomes. These are then boiled, and dried, and ground into a deep orange-yellow powder. This is the powder that is the base of many curries, and many other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Turmeric is widely used in medicine, it is known for it's health benefits from boosting the immune system to it's anti-cancer agents.

 

Nutrients & Applications:

One of the biggest contributing factors to Turmeric's amazing benefits is the polyphenol curcumin, which is also responsible for its distinctive orange-yellow hue.

Research on curcumin shows it to be potentially beneficial for prostate health. There is also evidence suggesting curcumin as a contributing factor for maintaining mental health, as well as a promoter of joint health. This amazing compound may even be helpful for gastrointestinal health and maintaining blood sugar levels already in the normal range.

In addition to the vitamins and minerals Turmeric contains, this brightly-colored root also contains the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. These essential fatty acids are not produced by the human body, and must be taken in through foods such as Turmeric.*

 

 

Place of Origin: India