The organic turmeric powder that you find in your spice cabinet is made of the ground root of the turmeric plant. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and has powerful properties that in Ayurvedic medicine, is used for the treatment of several health conditions. Mostly for conditions with chronic pain and inflammation.
Benefits of turmeric
- Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and can help to relieve pain.
- Helps to balance blood sugar levels.
- Has antimicrobial properties.
- Supports detoxification.
- Increases antioxidant capacity of the body.
- Improves brain function and also decreases risk of brain diseases.
- Lowers risk of heart disease.
Include turmeric in your diet
Turmeric is a versatile spice that can be added to many different meals. Here are some ideas on how you can include turmeric in your diet to reap some of the amazing benefits.
- Add a tablespoon of turmeric to a glass of coconut milk as a herbal latte.
- Make a cumin-lime turmeric vinaigrette.
- Add turmeric to your mango smoothie.
- Cook up a batch of gold rush soup.
- Make a delicious spring vegetable pilaf.
You can also find turmeric as a capsule, fluid, extract and tincture. Another important thing to note is that bromelain, a protein extract from pineapples, increase the absorption of turmeric so it is often also in these products!
The best organic turmeric powder
This is a round up of some of the best organic turmeric powders you can buy to add into your cooking. Store your organic turmeric powder in a cool, dry place. No need to refrigerate.
Anthony’s Organic Turmeric Powder is gluten free (a yay from those with celiac disease). It has an intense aroma and no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours. It is also non-GMO and also routinely tested and verified to be clear of any harmful lead or heavy metal.
Kevala Organic Turmeric Root Powder is USDA organic certified and non-GMO. Organic production supports cycling of resources, ecological balance and conserves biodiversity, so that food products can be obtained in a natural way. It has just rebranded with new packaging so looks a little different now.
Navitas Organic Turmeric Powder is also gluten free. All of Navitas products are certified USDA Organic & Non-GMO. Navitas is B Corps certified, operating in accordance with rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Jiva Organics Turmeric Powder is made from hand selected turmeric roots grown in certified organic farms in India. The roots are dried at low temperatures to preserve the nutrition and the curcumin content inside the root. Jiva turmeric contains three to four percent curcumin content which is higher than others that are normally around one to two percent. It does not contain salt, MSG, fillers, colors, and are not ETO (ethylene oxide) treated.
Always check with your doctor before taking new supplements to ensure they are safe and appropriate for you.
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Comment below what your favourite way to use organic turmeric powder is!