Turmeric : Everything you need to know about this spice
More and more present in cooking, turmeric has been part of the richness of Indian cuisine for more than 4,000 years. This spice scents your dishes and gives it a beautiful golden color, but not only !
Well known for its properties, turmeric is obtained from the tuber of curcumin and is often used to season many dishes. Native from India and Malaysia, turmeric is the perfect marriage between sweet pepper and ginger.
Main ingredient of curry, this spice which is also called "Indian saffron", is also known for its medicinal properties.
Sambavanilla invites you to discover the properties of turmeric.
The properties of turmeric
Turmeric, in addition of bringing an exotic touch to your dishes, is also beneficial for health. Here are the virtues contained in this spice.
It's not a secret that abuse is dangerous, and swallowing too many anti-inflammatory drugs can be harmful to the body. Rich in curcumin, turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps relieve pain caused by, for example, arthritis. Turmeric is also used as a substitute especially in Chinese medicine.
Fight against cancer
It’s not a myth, really! One of the properties of turmeric is that it helps prevent and naturally fight cancer. Curcumin (an orange-yellow pigment) may help stop the spread of a deadly type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, according to a scientific study.
Moreover, this pigment only attacks cancer cells. How? By inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in the pancreas or by destroying cancer cells in the lung and preventing the development of blood vessels that promote the growth of the tumor.
Due to its properties, turmeric promotes good skin health, brightens the complexion and revives dull skin. Turmeric helps relieve and treat skin problems such as psoriasis or eczema. This is also why in India turmeric care is an essential step before marriage. During the haldi ritual, we apply turmeric paste on the bride and groom so that they are radiant.
Turmeric paste for radiant skin
Here is the miracle paste for radiant skin: mix, in a bowl, a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little water to obtain a homogeneous paste. Apply this mask on the affected areas and rinse after 15 minutes.
Thanks to the properties of turmeric, dry skin is hydrated and your skin regains its radiance.
How to consume this spice?
How can you get the most out of the properties of turmeric? You can eat it fresh or powdered. Fresh turmeric, however, requires a little preparation, because just like ginger, you have to get rid of its thin skin. Wash it and peel it with a spoon or knife, but be careful! Turmeric stains.
You don't know where to get quality turmeric? Sambavanilla helps you! We invite you to discover this spice in our online store. Available in sachets, from 25 grams to 250 grams, you will find what you are looking for. One of the other properties of turmeric is its energizing virtue. Mix turmeric powder with black pepper and honey in a glass of milk and you can boost your energy.
Filled with property, turmeric not only brings an exquisite fragrance to your dishes, but also contributes to your health. Associated with a dish in sauce, with fish or in marinade or mixed with rice, pasta, potatoes or mayonnaise ... This spice will delight your taste buds and make you travel. For tasty cuisine, we suggest you discover the essential spices in the kitchen.
Sambavanilla: your online spice shop
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Especially for our vanilla beans, we have established relationships of trust with producers chosen rigorously according to their manufacturing method and the quality of their products. They cultivate the vanilla beans themselves. Some artisans have been working with Sambavanilla for several years now.