Cooking with Turmeric

Since thousands of years, spices boast of being a ‘sought after’ commodity. Not only does turmeric present itself to be conveniently available, but it also offers numerous health benefits and complements our kitchens especially for Asian cuisines. Further, by virtue of the medicinal properties that this spice possesses, it protects food and prevents it from going bad. Moreover, it has inherent powerful properties that enhance the nutritional potency of food, eliminates the effects of harmful elements, and facilitates the absorption of good constituents during digestion.

The Various Ways Where Turmeric Helps Our Food Are:

Reduces oxidation of oil while heating – It’s common knowledge that oxidation is a natural outcome when edible oils like soybean, coconut, groundnut, and other similar oils are subjected to heating. The process of oxidation is immensely reduced when a dash of turmeric is added to oils. The spice has antioxidant properties that help in the reduction of the oxidation of oils while frying. This ultimately vastly reduces the risk of cancer and even other diseases when that oil is consumed or the food which is cooked in that oil.

Reduces Lipid Peroxidation – Lipid content in foods especially in meat, fish, and poultry products is high which actually translates into a high-fat content. Needless to bring out, this becomes extremely harmful for consumption after heating for the simple fact that the lipid content in these undergoes peroxidation. When marinated and then cooked with turmeric, the degree of lipid peroxidation reduces which also reduces the risk factors of occurrences of diseases by their consumption.

Increases Bioavailability of essential Nutrients – Studies have shown that while consuming foods, most of the essential nutrients are just not absorbed by the body and in fact, passed out through the alimentary canal via excretion. Thus, the benefits of the food that we actually consume does not fructify into potent results. Progressive research on one essential compound, Beta Carotene (vitamin A), has revealed that turmeric enhances its availability in the food. This is an important nutrient contained in vegetables like carrots, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes, etc. Preservation of these vegetables in a very ‘passing’ manner destroys their nutritional content to a large extent. Turmeric, due to its inherent properties, helps the preservation of the nutritional content of vegetables like spinach and amaranths, etc.

It would be relevant to caution that turmeric should not be taken in large quantities that too for long. Having one to one and a half teaspoon of turmeric powder per day is safe enough and can be continued for a lifetime. Though not spicy like chilli, ginger, or garlic, this spice is mildly pungent. It also possesses a mildly bitter and astringent flavour. Undoubtedly, turmeric, whether fresh or dried or sweet or savoury, will bring sunshine to our plates.

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Clinical Trial & Our Product

Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders. Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.

So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.

Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.

An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.

How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.

We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.

All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.