8 Fresh Turmeric Roots, Turmeric Rhizome
Plant ~Use in Recipes~ Make Tea's~Raw Organic
Turmeric is now officially the anti-inflammatory superfood. Native to India and other tropical regions, the turmeric rhizome is a powerful root known for its endless healing benefits. A cousin of the ginger plant, the vibrant saffron root is classified with a peppery punch, herbaceous-earthy aroma and a somewhat bitter taste.
Preserving and using it with the skin is the best way to retain its nutrients. Use caution when handling the fresh turmeric root, it can stain easily. You can cut into coins, matchsticks, cubes or shred it. Recommended therapeutic daily dosage of the fresh shredded root is approximately 2 TSP daily. If you prefer, start with a small amount and increase gradually. The endless uses of turmeric include:
Golden Milk, Smoothie, Salad, Saute, Soup, Stew, Rice, Turmeric Tea, Turmeric Tonic, Pickled Turmeric, Golden Paste, Golden Honey, Face Mask, Soap, Toothpaste, Salve, Serum and the ever so distinctive Indian Curry.
Turmeric’s vast spectrum of physical and mental benefits have been thoroughly researched by the scientific world. It’s healing properties are derived from a compound called curcuminoid and volatile oils. One particular type of compound in the branch of curcuminoids, called curcumin, is what makes turmeric a functional food and gives its vibrant color. Curcumin percentage in the fresh root is significantly higher than the dry powder and you do not need to take anything in addition to increase its bioavailability. Consuming the raw root gives you greater control over its quality, as sometimes manufacturers use color, additives, and fillers in the processed dry powder form.