Turmeric powder is important in Indian cooking. Due to the healthful properties of turmeric it is now used in Arabic, African, Persian and Thai cooking. Make it your own and use it everyday in your cooking. Turmeric powder is in curry powder. This spice originates in India and is important spice in Ayurvedic Indian cooking and diet.
How to Use Turmeric
1. use turmeric everyday in all your cooking 9unless you have gall stones)
2. add turmeric to yogurt, oil or fresh milk cream and make a natural skin lotion
3. Add turmeric to soups, stews, curries, tomato sauces, stir-fries
4. Fry turmeric in butter or ghee or oil and add to rice or veggies.
5. Excellent in vegetables and fish along with fresh ginger.
6. Makes any food more visually appealing
In Ayurveda or Indian medicine it is found in soups, tinctures, lotions, ointments, and powder form. it is used to help to heal burns. Just a teaspoon or two in your foods will help you get all the benefits of this great herb. Turmeric powder is used against inflammation, as an antiseptic, helps keeps the skin supple, so no stretch marks. Turmeric helps as an anti-oxidant which prevents cell damage and helps fight cancer, turmeric helps with gas problems, diarrhea andis good for the digestive system. Turmeric has been known to be anti-bacterial which helps purify the blood and form new blood tissue.
Turmeric is curcurma longa. The ginger like tuber when dried keeps forever. It is revered and a sacred spice in India as turmeric powder helps in digestion, heals open wounds. Turmeric is added to warm milk for coughs, colds and throat infections. Turmeric is added to lotions, to doorways as an incecticide and along with lime calcium it gets red for the brilliant red kunkum used in temples, homes, during prayers and as 'dots' on Indian women's foreheads. Integral to cooking year round, spices are supremely important to have in your pantry. It's impossible to imagine many dishes without their distinctive spices and seasonings. Whether you would like your dish flavored bold or subtle, spices add a taste dimension to meals that is simply irresistible.
Spices enhance the natural properties of foods and are an important part of the complex and magical flavors of ethnic cuisines. Spices are high in flavor yet low in fat, calories and sodium offer the opportunity to explore new tastes.