🗓 26/12/2018 👤 Laura Wittmann

All-rounder turmeric - what can the prized root do?

The colorful ginger plant has gained a new level of popularity at the latest with the hot drink "turmeric latte" or "golden milk". Find out here what turmeric can do and how best to use the root.

All-rounder turmeric - what can the prized root do?

The so-called "magic tuber" originates from India and South East Asia, where it has been revered as a sacred plant for around 5000 years. With its reed-like, light green leaves, the plant grows up to one meter high. The yellow roots are either used fresh or dried and processed into powder.

Widely used as a colorant

Curcumin is a main component of the turmeric plant. The ochre-yellow to orange colorant is often hidden on the back of food products behind the abbreviation "E100". Curcumin is usually used as a natural colorant or flavor enhancer, for example in curry mixtures.

Using turmeric effectively

Turmeric is said to have an anti-inflammatory effect. To benefit from the effects of turmeric, it is recommended to take it with pepper. With black pepper (and its ingredient piperine), curcumin can be absorbed 20 times better by the body. We therefore offer turmeric capsules that have been enriched with pepper.

Another option is to combine turmeric with oil. Linseed oil, olive oil or coconut oil, for example, are practical and can be integrated with the powder when cooking. If you use the fresh root, you can do without the additional oil - it naturally contains oils.

Cooking and seasoning with turmeric

The pungent, sweet and slightly earthy taste of the root is perfect for cooking and seasoning. The yellow root goes wonderfully with soups, vegetable stir-fries or rice and pasta dishes. It also makes an excellent addition to sweet recipes. Here are three ideas for using turmeric in sweet dishes:

1. hot drinks

As "golden milk" or "turmeric latte", this delicious hot drink is currently attracting a lot of attention. Milk or oat drink is heated with a little turmeric root and heated with cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, a little ginger and sweetener if required. If you're in a hurry, you can also use our "Golden Drink" mix. Mix a spoonful of the powder into a cup of hot milk or plant-based drink and your drink is ready!

Golden Drink

2. desserts

Turmeric also tastes great in cold dishes - and adds a pop of color! The powder can simply be stirred into desserts such as crème brûlée or pudding. You can also add the spice to cakes, cookies and muffins. It harmonizes well with ginger, coconut, bananas and almonds, for example.

3. smoothies

You can also refine your fresh smoothies with a pinch of turmeric. How about in combination with passion fruit, pear or coconut? By adding a little coconut oil, you can also ensure that your body absorbs the fat-soluble turmeric.

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You can also find pure organic turmeric powder from India in our store. With the 1 kg pack, you can stock up your pantry and try out the taste and health benefits for yourself!

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