Organic Tumeric

£2.35

150g

Description

Tumeric is the spice in curry that gives it a yellow colour and has been used for thousands of years in cooking and as a medicinal spice. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and it’s a good idea to consume alongside black pepper, which helps the body absorb this important compound which has many health benefits.

Turmeric root is surprisingly versatile: it can be used to add yellow color or orange and mild flavor to a broad range of dishes including smoothies, soups, rice dishes, omelettes, and more.

Wash before eating.

* Like us, not all fruit or vegetables are perfectly formed. We don’t believe in discriminating against misshapen carrots or imperfect potatoes and in fact, love them for their flaws. A less than round apple is still as tasty as their perfectly formed cousins. Unless your produce is clearly defective, please accept them as Nature intended.

Additional information

Weight

100g

Storage info

Best kept in the fridge unpeeled in a plastic bag.

Health benefits

Tumeric has a range of health promoting benefits due to curcumin, the yellow pigment. It is used in the treatment of numerous inflammatory conditions for its anti-inflammatory effects. Curcumin is thought to slow down the inflammatory pathway. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin may help to reverse some of the steps in the heart disease process – regulating blood pressure, blood clotting and various other heart disease factors.
Another active ingredient in turmeric, turmerone, may help with cognitive function.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties have been compared to those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and in trials it is found it to be more effective than a placebo for relieving pain and swelling in people with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis.
Any health content is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other healthcare professional.

Country of Origin

Peru (Sourced from Tadcaster)

Miles travelled to get to us (UK only)

80.4

Recipes

Golden Milk

Golden Milk, is an ancient healing remedy commonly used in India to treat everything from colds to asthma. Known as haldi ka doodh in India, this healthy drink is typically made with dried turmeric power, but you can also use fresh turmeric.

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 4 black peppercorns
  • Seeds of 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant based)
  • 2 cm piece of fresh turmeric root
  • 1 cm piece of fresh ginger root
  • Honey, to taste (agave or coconut nectar alternatives)

Directions:

Crush the peppercorns, cardamom seeds, and cloves with a mortar and pestle. Peel and chop the turmeric root and ginger. In a small pan, heat the milk along with the spices for 2-3 minutes. Let the mixture cool until it’s warm, then drain it into a cup. Add honey to taste. Drink immediately.

 

Producer

Organic Pantry