Healthy eating is one of the key ways to maintain good health, do not overlook the importance of spices. Head over to your spice rack to add more interest in your food and to supercharge the health benefits of the food you’re eating.
Turmeric has a unique flavour and can range from fairly mild (white turmeric and turmeric from the Anders) to slightly bitter and astringent like the yellow Indian turmeric found in curry powder. The great news is that you can improve its taste by blending it with other spices such as cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg and ginger. Turmeric pairs well with almost any spice. Mixing it with black pepper will enhance absorption of curcumin found in turmeric as stated in “The Health Benefits of Turmeric”
Store ground turmeric in a dark cool cabinet or spice rack. Keep away from direct sunlight which can damage the natural oils and pigment. For the fresh root, it is best to keep them in an air-tight container. First layer the bottom of the container with clean, dry paper towels. Arrange one layer of roots, cove them with another paper towel. Repeat the process until the container is filled and closed. Keep refrigerate, changing the paper towels as they become damp. This is to keep the roots from molding.