About Turmeric Haldi
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. It is bright yellow in colour, which can make a dish stand out and come alive. The roots are quite pungent. Our turmeric Haldi is an essential ingredient in curry powder. It also has many medicinal properties, and has been used in India for centuries. Just a pinch of turmeric is necessary, as too much of it can make the dish become extremely bitter in taste. Turmeric has been used for centuries in India for its medicinal and healthful qualities.
Turmeric Powder is used in Pilau Rice to provide its golden yellow colour and is also a basic ingredient of Curry Powder. To retain freshness and flavour store Turmeric in an airtight container, in a cool dry place.
The volatile oil fraction of turmeric has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of experimental models. Even more potent than its volatile oil is the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin. Curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to hydrocortisone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents. Unlike these pharmaceutical drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects, curcumin produces no toxicity.
Find out more about curcumin and turmeric in this article.
Research suggests Curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese and a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fibre and potassium.