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 antioxidant, and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and protein. It is useful for fighting off LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) or known as bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Also scientifically proven that turmeric can prevent cancer, slow the spread of cancer and make treatment for the disease more effective by reducing the dosage and toxicity of chemotherapy. It is able to soothe rashes, acnes, inflammation, digestive disorder to soothe sore throat. As we know sea salt is also able to cure sore throats so to take more benefits from the anti-inflammatory that turmeric offers, gargling turmeric and sea salt blend can help with sore throats. Just take half of a teaspoon of turmeric sea salt, dissolve it in warm water and gargle for 30 seconds. Not just that, sea salt and turmeric are known for their use in promoting digestion to relieve nausea.
Other than its medical health benefits, turmeric salt has a great taste that you can incorporate it in your diet. Sprinkle it on top of your green salads or make your guacamole taste elevated, especially if you add crushed peppercorn before adding turmeric salt. And a little tips for getting your kids to get some of this yellow superfood is to sprinkle it on the popcorn. It tastes great and has a nice hint of colour.