PTI Turmeric Root with its shiny yellow color is known to be used as a medicine, dye, and flavoring agent since 600 BC. It is an essential ingredient of curry powder and lots of Asian spice blends. It is an essential Asian spice blend. Turmeric’s flavor is pungent, bitter, and astringent. It adds subtle color and flavor to all types of dishes. Turmeric is also utilized as a coloring agent in the confectionery, pharmacy, and food industries. Organic turmeric is free from chemical fertilizers, lead, pesticides, artificial colors, heavy metals, irradiation, and additives.
Turmeric is an indispensable spice in an Indian kitchen. It is not only used as a flavoring agent but also revered as Ayurvedic medicine to boost your immunity, heal wounds and act as a natural anti-inflammatory. There are two common ways to adulterate turmeric. One is by adding fillers that may not be toxic substances but ingredients with no nutritional value such as sawdust, rice flour, chalk powder or starch. In some cases, synthetic color dyes made be used to make it appear bright and yellow along with the fillers. These may include chemicals like metanil yellow color and lead chromate which are most commonly used. They may be toxic and can have a negative impact on your health especially if they are being consumed regularly hidden in your turmeric powder.
1. PTI Turmeric Root contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies use turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin.
2. Chronic inflammation contributes to some common health conditions. Curcumin can suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation, but its bioavailability needs to be enhanced.
3. Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and may help fight various degenerative processes in your brain.
4. Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.