Turmeric(lat. Curcuma longa) is a perennial herbaceous plant native to tropical South Asia. It belongs to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), and is also known as Indian saffron.
Its root is used to make a strong yellow spice whose active ingredient is curcumin, and it is one of the main ingredients of curry, which gives it such a beautiful yellow color.
Curcumin can be found on the declaration of food products in the list of ingredients marked as a food additive with the sign E100. Its role is to protect food products from the sun and in combination with other colors it is used to color cheese, yogurt, salad, mustard, butter and margarine.
In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has long been known as a plant that strengthens and nourishes the body. It is a rich source of iron, manganese, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B3 and B6 and dietary fiber in terms of nutritional values.
It has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Turmeric is considered one of the strongest natural antibiotics that does not destroy good bacteria and flora in the intestines, but helps the development of good bacteria.
Usage: Turmeric is used in the preparation of sweet and savory dishes. The ideal combination is turmeric with coconut oil(or other cold-pressed oil) and pepper, because pepper increases the effect of turmeric, and the oil increases the absorption of nutrients. Usually only 1⁄2 – 1 teaspoon (1.5 – 3g) is enough so that the food does not have too intense a smell. It is best to add it to dishes at the end of cooking in order to preserve its healing properties to the maximum. Turmeric can also be used to make tea, which is very popular in Japan. To make tea, you need to add a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of hot water. Avoid consuming turmeric on an empty stomach.
Turmeric can also be used for cosmetic purposes, as a face mask or for whitening teeth.
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