Powerful Spice with Antioxidant Power
Voted as one of the most requested new products by our members, turmeric has been a conerstone of Chinese and Ayurvedic health practices throughout the ages and has been also used as a spice and is one of the many ingredients that comprise various types of curry. Known for its powerful antioxidant properties, turmeric has also been know for its soothing affects on the digestive tract, as well as providing support for joint comfort and health.
The natural compounds known as curcuminoids, with their powerful antioxidant capabilities, seem to be the key to turmeric's many benefits. Turmeric also supports the body's natural defenses and immune system. The plant-based antioxidants found in turmeric also support overall cellular health by fighting cell-damaging free radicals. In addition to its many other benefits, turmeric may also support brain and liver health.
A Long, Esteemed History
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients for many Indian, Persian and Thai dishes such as in curry and many more. Ancient Indian medicine, Ayurveda has recommended its use in food for its value as a health supplement, much of which is now being researched in the modern day. Its use as a coloring agent is not of primary value in South Asian cuisine.
In Indonesia, the turmeric leaves are used for Minangese or Padangese curry base of Sumatra, such as rendang, sate padang and many other varieties.