Turmeric is a rhizome that grows in tropical countries. It has been used extensively in Asian and S. Asian countries as a culinary item and/or for its medical benefits. Most S Asian countries use powdered turmeric powder while most S E Asian countries use fresh turmeric.
Curcumin content - the orange yellow colour in turmeric comes from one of its key component called curcumin. A normal turmeric rhizome has around 2 - 4% curcumin content on average. Some varieties of turmeric has around 5 - 6% of curcumin content however its rare to find any variety that goes above this. Nature Shop offers turmeric powder with either 3% or 5% curcumin content.
Enhanced curcumin content - a lot the high potency curcumin supplements use standardised turmeric. What this means is that the curmin component is isolated by a process and then reformulated to increase its potency. Standardisation can increase the potency of curcumin to over 90%. Standardised turmeric powder cannot be used for culinary purposes.
Absorption by Humans - the human body is only capable of absorbing minute quantities of curcumin. The absorption can be increased when black pepper powder is added to turmeric or by cooking the turmeric in fat / oil .
Benefits of Curcumin
How to use
Nature Shop's Golden Infusion Spice Tea is a popular alternative for those who like drinking hot tea without milk. It has organic green tea, organic turmeric rhizome granules (containing 5% curcumin) as well as a number of other spices such as black pepper. The tea has a rich intense rounded aroma of spices without the intense flavour of spices.
Note: All spices when consumed in large quantities has a detrimental effect on humans.
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