How to use turmeric root
Turmeric is frequently used in Indian cuisine, Thai curries and other savory dishes. A popular use for Turmeric Root is in Thai yellow curry paste, which is made with turmeric and used in recipes for meats, seafood, vegetables, noodles, and soups. It can also be used in sweet formats like ice cream or smoothies. Turmeric is extremely earthy and somewhat bitter with tones of pepper and musk, perfect for curries, smoothies, tea, rice, eggs or roasted veggies.
It is native to India and Malaysia and likes moist, well-drained soil and can be grown in USDA zone 8 or higher (west coast, southwest, south, southeast). It is also kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan.
Turmeric root benefits
The active ingredient (curcumin) in turmeric can help arthritis and joint pain, reduces inflammation, aids in weight loss, improves skin health, natural blood thinner. It can also help fight chronic conditions and diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, IBS, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, thyroid disease, reduces anxiety and depression, improves allergies and asthma, aids in liver detox, helps with headache and migraines.
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