A spice that develops on the rhizomatous herbaceous plant having a place with the Zingiberaceae family. It is generally utilized in Indian and Asian cooking as a primary fixing in curries pickles, rice dishes giving them a rich yellow shading. Turmeric is local to Southeast Asia and Indian subcontinent. Turmeric has been utilized in India and Asia for a great many years assuming an essential job in Ayurveda, Unani and old Chinese drug. To start with it was utilized as a color yet later wound up well known because of its medicinal properties.
Turmeric is utilized as a spice in cooking practically all Indian dishes from curries to rice to chicken. Truth be told Indian food will be deficient without the fragrance and taste of turmeric. Boling dry or new turmeric in milk is utilized to fix everything from a simple cold to intense arthritis.
Raw turmeric contains a remarkable fixing ‘curcumin’ or bioactive mixes making it the most nutritional supplement with proven medicinal benefits. It contains strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties resulting in improved brain functions accordingly decreasing danger of any mind issue. Other medical advantages are that it be utilized to avoid malignant growth, bring down the danger of coronary illness, battle discouragement and turn away numerous different genuine diseases. It is useful for your skin as its calming qualities helps in diminishing skin inflammation, dermatitis, dry skin and scars. It very well may be utilized as a cover to help the skin and improve its surface. In India turmeric paste is known to be utilized in pre wedding ceremonies.
How to store
Store fresh turmeric in the refrigerator in a plastic bag or airtight container for a week or two, or freeze it for several months.
Hindi – Haldee
Kannada – Arisina
Malayalam – Mannaḷ
Marathi – Haḷada
Tamil – Mancaḷ
Telugu – Pasupu