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Turmeric
The spice turmeric comes from the rhizome of a plant which is part of the family that includes ginger and galangal. It is best known for its bright yellow, indelible stain, but good turmeric also gives a rich, earthy flavour. Two strains of turmeric are available as dry powders - Madras, which is mild and bright yellow; and Alleppey, which is oilier, deep pumpkin orange, and earthier in flavour.

Sometimes fresh turmeric rhizomes are available from greengrocers. Handle carefully as it will stain skin and clothing. Buy powdered turmeric from a reputable retailer, as poor quality, cheap turmeric is sometimes diluted with starches.
Store fresh turmeric in the crisper section of the fridge. Store turmeric powder in an airtight container away from light, heat and humidity.
Category: Spice
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Sometimes fresh turmeric rhizomes are available from vegetable retailers. Handle carefully as it will stain skin and clothing. Buy powdered turmeric from a reputable retailer, as poor quality, cheap turmeric is sometimes diluted with starches.
To Store:
Store fresh turmeric in the crisper section of the fridge. Store turmeric powder in an airtight container away from light, heat and humidity.
Tips & Tricks:
Use Madras turmeric for colouring western-style foods such as sauces or soups. Alleppey turmeric is best for curry mixes, and Asian and Indian cooking.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

Amines:
Negligible
Glutamates:
n/a
Salicylates:
Extremely High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Alzheimers Disease
Blood Clots
Depression
Inflammation
Detoxifying
Arthritis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
High Blood Cholesterol
Liver Sluggish
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Atherosclerosis
Cold and Flus
Indigestion
Menstrual Problems

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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