For the past several years there have been more than 1,000 published studies investigating the effects turmeric has upon inflammation, which is cited as the precursor to disease.
Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years, and is the main ingredient in many curry blends.
Curry is a highly generic term, and it is postulated that the term “curry” is the Westernized version of the Tamil word, kari, for “sauce.” As the British empire spread throughout Asia, the desire to bring home the flavors of East India resulted in the creation of spices and blended powders, which became known as “curry powders.”
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. When used as a spice in foods, turmeric is considered safe.
Early studies suggested that turmeric may help prevent atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque that can block arteries and lead to heart attack or stroke. However, more research is needed to establish the safety of turmeric when used in herbal remedies. Little is known about the potential risks of taking the larger amounts used to treat illnesses.
We have blogged extensively about the antioxidant properties and benefits of herbs in the diet. Engage Organics is committed to offering an easy, convenient way to boost the health benefits of herbs both at the table and in cooking with our 9 organic, salt-free, gluten-free, Non-GMO and plant based seasoning blends.
Now we are pleased to announce that we are introducing our new organic Curry Blend, loaded with turmeric, to be available shortly.
Our expertly balanced Curry Blend is a great place to start your culinary exploration of Indian food for not only that taste sensations, but the health aspects of turmeric as well.
We love taking the guesswork out for you about how to season foods.