Spicy Saturday: Turmeric
Turmeric is a plant in the ginger family. It is a rhizome. The yellow color of turmeric is given by curcumin. Turmeric has a warm bitter taste and a bright yellow color. Turmeric has many healing properties. Turmeric in India is used to reduce chronic pain and inflammation.
Turmeric plays a part in digesting your food. It also helps for common cold, indigestion and throat issues. It also helps in keeping your joints supple, your mind sharp, smooths digestion and gives you a healthy feeling. Turmeric is called an elixir of life since it fights skin aging, reduces wrinkles and pigmentation of the skin.
Turmeric is widely used in Indian food. Mostly it is found in powder form.
Recently turmeric is gaining popularity because of its health benefits.
Turmeric can be stored in your pantry or in a dark cool place.