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earthy, woody, slightly bitter
May contain traces of celery, mustard and sesame seeds.
Good to know
In Europe, turmeric is mainly used as an ingredient in curry powder, as it provides not only the colour but also the typical flavour and is used to combine different spices. However, curry powder is a spice blend and a European invention that now exists all over the world – except in India and most parts of Asia. Turmeric is also often used in Europe as a food additive, e.g. in mustard, popcorn or margarine, due to its colouring effect.
Unfortunately, turmeric is and has been used as an inexpensive substitute for saffron, but the two spices, except the yellow colouring, have nothing in common. Unfortunately, this has given turmeric an inglorious reputation, but it is completely wrong because it is so infinitely diverse.
In Indian cuisine, however, it is almost in every dish, whether as a single spice or part of many delicious masalas.
various soups, all cabbages, potatoes, onions, lamb, pork, fish
Indian, Asian, African, Oriental, Latin American
Lightly dose but incorporate into many meals (e.g. one teaspoon spread over three meals a day).
Only people with gallstones should abstain from consuming turmeric or reduce it to a maximum of 1g per day, otherwise the stones could get moving.
Even before surgery, no turmeric should be consumed as it makes the blood thinner.
Full taste development
Fry in fat to dissolve the aromas better.
If added early, the colour becomes brownish and the taste milder. For a better colour effect and for a lower roasting aroma, add only at the end of the cooking time. Can also be added well in rice or pasta water or scrambled eggs. If you want to achieve a particularly good colour effect when adding it to water, you should, for example, add some chicken broth, as turmeric dissolves particularly well into fat.
The Super All-Rounder of Health
In case of difficulty with bile (except for gallstones), turmeric is highly recommended, as it doubles or even triples the excretion of bile.
Liver & Kidney
Alcohol, nicotine, poor diet or stress are all factors that negatively affect the functioning of the liver. However, curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, promotes the detoxification of the liver and bile flow, so that the liver is better purified and regenerates faster.
Blood & Heart
Turmeric dilutes the blood and can prevent arterial blockage and thus heart attacks and strokes. Fat deposits in the bloodstreams can also be broken down.
However, the consumption of turmeric should be avoided shortly before surgery.
Mind & Head
In India, less than 1% of the population is affected by memory-extinguishing diseases such as Alzheimer's, where an estimated 1.7 million people, or 2%, are affected. As a possible cause of the lower rate in India, the consumption of turmeric is being investigated and the results are promising.
Several studies have now shown that turmeric or its ingredient curcumin can kill cancer cells in well-dosed quantities or support cancer therapy. The effect on cancer cells in the digestive organs is particularly large.