Sewa Organic Turmeric Powder 200 g
Organic Turmeric Powder 200 g
SEWA Organic Turmeric Powder
Turmeric is an underestimated spice, and woefully under-used in Western culture. Its health benefits are numerous,and it is starting to appear frequently in the media as an ingredient we should all be eating more often. It is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It is commonly used to disinfect cuts and burns and to treat arthritis. There are suggestions that it may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer.
Turmeric is a rich, beautiful, golden-yellow. It is a rhizome that is closely related to ginger, and it smells a bit gingery and citrusy, but with an earthy and slightly bitter taste. Turmeric is combined with other spices to form the basis of innumerable masalas and curry powders. It is heavily used in Middle Eastern cooking to season and brown meat in preparation for rich delicious stews. It gives the rich, yellow colour seen in many Indian curries and North African tangines, and is used widely as a colouring agent, mostly for textiles in Asia and for cheese, margarine and mustards in the west.
Delicious in hot teas or cold refreshing drinks, in combination with other ingredients.
Turmeric stains fingers, counter-tops and utensils, so you may not want to use your favourite wooden spoon unless you’re okay with it being yellow forever afterwards – I am… 🙂