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4 smart ways to eat turmeric powder (3 ways to improve absorption)

Turmeric is currently the most popular healthy food. It originated from the Indian Vedic culture thousands of years ago. Because of its special color, smell and medical effects, it is often used in cooking and seasoning, medicine and religious ceremonies.

In the past hundred years, with the development of trade, turmeric has been spread all over the world, and about 130 different varieties have evolved. At present, the common turmeric powder is obtained by drying and grinding the underground stem of turmeric.] What is the main chemical composition of turmeric powder?

There are more than 100 chemical substances in turmeric, mainly including water, fatty carbohydrates, protein, fiber, Volatile oils, Curcuminoids, etc.

The most important botanical active ingredients are Curcumin and Sesquiterpenes in volatile oil. In addition to giving turmeric its color and smell, it also has strong antioxidant properties.

 

How to eat turmeric powder

What are the taboos for eating turmeric powder?

Turmeric is pungent and hot, irritable, easy to dry mouth, constipation, and broken mouth. Use it in moderation. Excessive use may worsen symptoms.

Turmeric has the effect of stimulating the uterus and promoting paroxysmal contractions of the uterus. People who have pre-pregnancy or habitual abortion should avoid taking it.

Turmeric has a beneficial effect on gallbladder and causes gallbladder contraction. Large doses may cause pain and other discomfort in patients with gallstones

 

How to increase the absorption rate of turmeric?

Numerous human and animal studies have shown that the oral absorption rate of curcumin is extremely poor, about 40%-85% of the dose will be directly excreted from the intestine, so how to increase the absorption rate has become a topic of concern.

Adding black pepper: Piperine (Piperine) is a component of pepper. Studies have shown that adding piperine to curcumin can increase the bioavailability of the organism by 2,000% (compared to natural curcumin). Note

Add fat: curcumin is fat-soluble, you can add fat to increase the absorption rate, common good oils such as olive oil, linseed oil, coconut oil are good choices

Heating: Brewing with hot water can increase the solubility of curcumin in water by nearly 12 times, helping to increase the bioavailability. Note 2

 

Popular ways to consume turmeric powder (how to eat)?

  1. Turmeric Latte

Turmeric latte is the most popular drink these days. It has a great flavor and no caffeine, allowing you to enjoy a wonderful taste different from coffee.

ingredient:

1 teaspoon turmeric powder or turmeric root (3 cm wide slices)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 slice of ginger or 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder

1 teaspoon of honey

Milk 500ml (you can also substitute oat milk, nut milk or coconut milk if you prefer)

practice:

Add all the ingredients to the juicer or conditioner and beat evenly

Pour into a pot and heat until slightly hot to drink (no need to boil), or you can put it in a cup and heat it in the microwave

You can sprinkle cinnamon powder on top to increase the taste before drinking

turmeric-latte

  1. Turmeric Tea (Turmeric Tea)

Eyes can be said to be one of the busiest organs of modern people, and wolfberry is the best eye-protecting medicine in the official Chinese herbal medicine, which is rich in vitamin A and carotene

ingredient:

1 teaspoon of turmeric powder or turmeric root (peeled and sliced ​​3 cm wide)

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

1 slice of ginger or 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder

1 teaspoon of wolfberry

300ml boiled water

1 teaspoon of honey

Method: Same as above

turmeric-tea

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  1. Turmeric Cake (Turmeric Cake)

ingredient:

2 cups of self-raising flour (if self-raising flour is not available in your location, you can also mix 250 grams of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt thoroughly, it is self-raising powder)

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 1/2 cup shredded coconut

A pinch of salt

3/4 cup vegetable oil (or cream)

1/4 cup coconut milk or fresh milk

15 grams of nuts (pine nuts, cashews, pistachios can be used as cake decoration)

practice:

Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C

Coat the bottom and sides of the baking pan with cooking oil to prevent sticking

Prepare a large bowl and mix the flour, sugar, turmeric, shredded coconut and salt.

Add vegetable oil and milk and gently stir all the ingredients until evenly mixed

Pour the mixed ingredients into the baking tray, then use a spatula to smooth them, and sprinkle nuts evenly on top

Adjust the oven to 350°F or 175°C and bake for about 45 minutes.

After cooling for 15 minutes, cut into proper size and serve

turmeric-cake

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  1. Turmeric rice

material:

1 cup long rice

2 cups of water, you can use broth instead

1 teaspoon cream

1 teaspoon turmeric

Half onion (diced)

method:

Onion + cream + turmeric powder in the pan and saute until fragrant

Put the length of rice and water into it.

After boiling, cover the pot and turn off the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

turmeric-rice

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Measuring device:

1 cup (metric cup) = 250 ml

1 teaspoon (teaspoon) = 5 ml

 

How to choose turmeric powder?

The quality of turmeric powder on the market is poor and not enough to eat. Some products have found excessive heavy metal lead during the inspection process. Long-term consumption may damage the nervous system.

Some even add tapioca starch, wheat flour, food colorants and other ingredients to save costs, which may cause food allergies

Therefore, it is best to give priority to reputable or certified brands before buying, and the label must be clear, and products of unknown origin should be used as little as possible

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