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How To Use Turmeric Spice

Jul 26, 2022

Turmeric is a spice that's derived from the root of a plant in the ginger family. It's an essential ingredient in many curries, but it can also be used to add color and flavor to soups, stews, salads, and more. The spice has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb and to dye cloth in India. Turmeric is a SugarRoti favorite.

Indian Spices such as Turmeric can be used as a condiment or added to a favorite dish. This blog will walk you through how to use Turmeric Spice on a day-to-day basis!

What Is Turmeric Spice?

Turmeric is packed with flavor and nutrients and can be found in SugarRoti’s gourmet spice blends. Turmeric is a yellow powder that comes from the root of the turmeric plant in the ginger family. It's one of the most common spices used in Indian cooking, and it has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. Turmeric has natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial benefits.

What Potential Health Benefits Come From Turmeric Spice?

Turmeric is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve pain, reduce swelling and protect against disease.

Research suggests that turmeric may assist in preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia by clearing away various plaques that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. While this isn’t scientifically proven if anything can help with these diseases, it is worth trying!

It may also reduce symptoms of depression by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Giving an extra boost of balance and overall well-being.

Turmeric may also improve high cholesterol levels because it is said to help lower triglycerides while increasing HDL, otherwise known as good cholesterol levels. The health benefits of turmeric are endless.

What Recipes Use Turmeric Spice

Turmeric is used in pretty much all our pre-measured spice blends and are used in savory dishes like curries, mac & cheese to desserts.  Two of our favorites are Turmeric Lemon Tea Cake, which is also SugarRoti’s community favorite. The recipe will be a dessert staple for your table.

SugarRoti Gold Milk is a comforting, incredibly delicious, healthy drink or as a dessert. This recipe is also vegan friendly, meaning you can easily replace milk with your preferred non-dairy alternative.       

How To Store Turmeric Spice

Like many spices, ground turmeric will keep for about a year when stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Fresh turmeric can be frozen for several months or kept in the refrigerator. If you keep it out on your counter, it is best to use it within the first 12-14 days .

SugarRoti’s gourmet spice blends containing ground turmeric allows you to store it in your pantry, ensuring that you are always using fresh turmeric when cooking.

The turmeric in the SugarRoti Gold Milk Nu Spice may help to treat inflammation, improve your mood, and even help you sleep better.  All pre-measured and ready for you to use.

 “That’s the Indian in me – you must put spices on everything. As a kid, whenever we got sick, my mom would take milk and put turmeric in it. That was our medicine. That was the cure-all. Some people turn to Robitussin.” – Aasif Mandvi