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I'm going to give TURMERIC a try

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I keep hearing about I started doing some info research

did you know

TURMERIC is widely used in cooking and gives Indian curry its flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter and cheese. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds.
Curcumin, the active ingredient, has antioxidant properties. Other substances in this herb have antioxidant properties as well.

Turmeric is promoted mainly as an anti-inflammatory herbal remedy and is said to produce fewer side effects than commonly used pain relievers. Some practitioners prescribe turmeric to relieve inflammation caused by arthritis, muscle sprains, swelling, and pain caused by injuries or surgical incisions. It is also promoted as a treatment for rheumatism and as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds. Some proponents claim turmeric interferes with the actions of some viruses, including hepatitis and HIV.

Supporters also claim that turmeric protects against liver diseases, stimulates the gallbladder and circulatory systems, reduces cholesterol levels, dissolves blood clots, helps stop external and internal bleeding, and relieves painful menstruation and angina (chest pains that often occur with heart disease). It is also used as a remedy for digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and illnesses caused by toxins from parasites and bacteria.



I'm not crazy about the taste of curry...
but how can I add turmeric into my recipes.


so this afternoon I marinaded chicken thighs in a little olive oil, chili powder, garlic, TURMERIC, and spicy brown mustard.
Slow roasted them for an hour...
then served it with collard greens, carrots, and cauliflower.


I feel healthier already. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALEWINE 5/23/2013 2:21PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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BUTEAFULL 5/12/2013 12:18AM

    they also think Turmeric can prevent cancer, the taste does take some getting used to but for the benefits it gives, a small price to pay

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SUSANNAH31 5/10/2013 10:21PM

    You've convinced me. I'm going to give it a try too.
I LOVE curry, but don't make it often. Will start now!


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    My mom was a big fan of turmeric and she has a ton of it. I like a little of it but not a lot.

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CHOCOHIPPO 5/9/2013 11:25AM

    It's so funny you made that comment about the little red cape, because that was what I was thinking as I read what Tumeric can do. I'll definitely give it a try. I'm with you about curry, but I love mustard and have been doing a lot to expand my tastes. Thanks for turning us on to all of the recipes!

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ANNESYLVIA 5/8/2013 6:02PM

    Wow...let us know what you think once you have try it awhile!

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LOSTLIME 5/8/2013 11:26AM

    I have heard about tumeric but never really tried it. I don't like the curry flavored dishes. But I will try some of these. Thanks for the info and for sharing!

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FRENCHIFAL 5/8/2013 10:39AM

    I LOVE cooking with turmeric! It has such a great flavor, I make a lot of Indian food so let me know if you need recipes!!

I've also heard that it's great for Alzheimer prevention, but that might be an urban legend...still, one more great benefit to tout!

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PATTISTAMPS 5/8/2013 10:21AM

    I will try to add it to some recipes. I really don't like mustard of any kind, so if it tastes like mustard, I might consider a supplement... But I'll try it!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 5/8/2013 10:02AM

    Think of Turmeric like paprika. It can be used with eggs, egg salad, deviled eggs, when grilling, use with garlic, tomato dishes & soups, and more. It will give a bit of a tang so go easy if you can not tolerate hot spices.

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LEANMEAN2 5/8/2013 8:13AM

    I had heard this but didn't have recipes so thanks so much!

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REGILIEH 5/8/2013 8:10AM

    FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for sharing, I'm going for it! emoticon

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KANOE10 5/8/2013 7:40AM

    Thanks for sharing the recipes. I have heard the same..that tumeric is wonderful. Your chicken recipe sounded great.


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    I was reading about ginger yesterday - many of the same anti-inflamatory and antiseptic properties. Hmmmm...

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ILOVEMALI 5/8/2013 3:10AM


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NEW-CAZ 5/8/2013 2:46AM

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ARTJAC 5/8/2013 1:38AM

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IMREITE 5/8/2013 1:04AM

    Spices are also good ways to add different flavors to food without using sugar, salt or fat.

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DALLALAH 5/7/2013 11:40PM

    I use turmeric every day in my cooking. I use it with other spices when I boil a whole chicken that I will put under the broiler after it is done.

I also add a quarter teaspoon of it plus a quarter teaspoon each of ground cardamon and ground ginger to spice up my milk tea...very delicious!

It can also be used to relieve coughing by drinking it as a tea with honey.

So many uses!

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TERRI289 5/7/2013 11:32PM

    Hmmm..if you tried it and liked it, it must be worth a look..thank you!!!! emoticon

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DALID414 5/7/2013 11:22PM

    I feel healthier just reading it! emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/7/2013 11:18PM

    emoticon for the info emoticon

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 5/7/2013 10:11PM

    Great minds think alike! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 5/7/2013 10:04PM

  Hi Sheryl..........
emoticon for the great information on Turmeric. I will definitely be trying it, as I can benefit from its protective qualities in several areas.

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COCK-ROBIN 5/7/2013 9:58PM

    You won't regret it. I use turmeric all the time!

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WALLAHALLA 5/7/2013 9:58PM

    I'd rather swallow a pill.

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ANASARI 5/7/2013 9:48PM

    If you don't like the flavor (I don't, either), you can also buy curcumin, which is the part of turmeric that is anti-inflammatory. It comes in capsules and other such forms to take as a supplement. Here's one that contains all the curcuminoids (curcumin, plus the other two active ones from turmeric, though curcumin is the most-documented). There are many out there, but I just looked for one to give as an example, so you can read about it further down on this page:

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MICKEYH 5/7/2013 9:38PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing. I love Indian curry.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/7/2013 8:26PM

    Good on pork too. Just discovered tumeric myself! Here's to a spice w/a powerful punch.


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KARRENLYNN 5/7/2013 8:24PM

    With a big red "S" on the cape too!! Wow, I didn't know Tumeric did so much, thanks for sharing. My mom has pain issues from Osteoarthritus and food allergies and insomnia as well, so I think I'll bring this to her attention and see what she says.


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FISHINGLADY66 5/7/2013 8:24PM

    I've heard a little about Turmeric, but never have tried it. Maybe I will soon. Thanks for the information.

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LINDAK25 5/7/2013 8:13PM

    Wow! Hmm, guess I'll have to give it a try!

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CHACHAOREO 5/7/2013 7:59PM

    Thanks for the info!!! I'm going to try it!!

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KMICHA 5/7/2013 7:57PM

    Great information! Thanks!

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EDWARDS1411 5/7/2013 7:47PM

    My guys really enjoy Indian food which has lots of turmeric. I only enjoy a mild curry. Thanks for the link to the recipes, yum, yum!

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DARWHOHOO 5/7/2013 7:37PM


I have heard of it for anti-inflammatory but never for colouring....but it makes sense lol

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