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The Enchantment of Turmeric Salt, The Golden Spice

Kunyit or Turmeric is a flowering plant of the ginger family, Curcuma longa which is a plant native to India and Southeast Asia that perfectly grows in tropical climate. Curry and Jamu are identical with kunyit as their based flavouring and colouring spice due to its bright- deep yellow colour, this is why it is called The Golden Spice. Do you know which part of turmeric that we see on shelves and in spice cabinets is made of?  Yup, it is from the ground roots of the plant. It has a warm, bitter taste which is frequently used in curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. Turmeric owns the bright yellow colour thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin which is a powerful...

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The Benefits of Sea Salt

Have you ever wondered about all the hype over sea salt? How does it differ from table salt?  The key differences are in the tastes, texture and process. Table salt is a refined salt that comes from salt mines that have gone through processes which usually contain iodine -an additive to prevent clumping. Meanwhile, sea salt comes from evaporated sea water and has limited processes without adding any anti-caking.   Since it’s minimally processed, the minerals in it such as potassium and magnesium are still retained. This is one reason why it’s often considered more nutritional than table salt. Because getting enough sodium is important for fluid balance, hydration, and digestion. Sea salt is suitable to enhance both savory and...

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Introduction to Smoked Salt

Salt is a necessary ingredient in the kitchen. Just about every savoury and even some sweet dishes use salt. In cooking it is used in different ways such as curing, baking, finishing, grilling, and BBQ-ing. But because of everyday use, we would crave for something a little different, a simple tweak. Hence, on certain days like those, when you are in need of something a little more, consider using smoked salt. It gives dishes some smoky aroma and a nice twist to your dishes.  Smoked salts are sea salt flakes that have been infused with smoke from untreated, real wood, with no artificial flavours or colours at all. The salt is smoked with bark-free woods for a long time. In...

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