Our Alleppey Turmeric
Turmeric grown in Kerala is one of the most sought-after spices in the world due to its complexity and versatility. Alleppey turmeric is known to have a golden yellow color, high curcumin content and rich flavor. Haldi is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes, imparting a mustard-like, earthy aroma and pungent, slightly bitter flavor to foods. Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking and it is grown widely in the south Indian state of Kerala.
KERALA ORIGIN: Our Alleppey turmeric is grown exclusively from Kerala, India. We provide pure, slow ground, golden yellow turmeric with high curcumin content produced from the “Curcuma longa” plant. It is processed and packed in our hygienic processing facility to retain its natural freshness, aroma and nutrients.
100% NATURAL & PESTICIDE FREE: Our Alleppey Haldi is grown at our farm in Angamlay, Kerala and ground at our processing facility. At our farm, we do not use of any chemicals, pesticides or insecticides.
WHOLESOME & PURE: Haldi is a key ingredient in many Asian dishes, imparting a mustard-like, earthy aroma and pungent, slightly bitter flavor to foods. It is used mostly in savory dishes, but also in some sweet dishes.
EARTHY & NUTRITIOUS FOOD: Haldi is known to have several medicinal properties. Curcumin which is present in turmeric is a potent antioxidant and prevents free radical damage. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It is also known to boosts production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor which is linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases. Curcumin is also known to prevent heart disease and improve symptoms of depression.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
ANTI INFLAMMATORY AGENT
Studies have shown that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
IMPROVES HEART HEALTH
Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease.
PROMOTES BRAIN HEALTH
Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in your brain.
Uses of Turmeric
Turmeric has an earthy and musky aroma while comprising of a sour and slightly bitter flavor. Haldi plays a pivotal role in the Indian style of curry cooking as it is an essential ingredient to most masalas and curry powders. It has also become a staple for soups, risottos, cakes, pickles, and cheese. It is also added onto several nonalcoholic beverages such as tea, lemon water, and tonics to add a dose of spiciness. It is also exclusive to the food industry and the clothing industry for its coloring properties. Turmeric is also a sign of prosperity and fertility, therefore, is used in celebrating several religious ceremonies. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties which are why it is used as an active ingredient in treating several diseases.
The plant from which turmeric is harvested has the scientific classification “Curcuma longa” and has been native to Asia for thousands of years. Haldi can be grown in diverse tropical conditions but is ideally grown in warm climates with a supply of annual rainfall. It thrives best in well-drained soils. Buy turmeric from Thottam Farm Fresh and taste the difference!
Turmeric is used as a mood stabilizer as the compound curcumin in turmeric boosts the brain building protein BDNF and also secrete serotonin and dopamine-two chemicals that impact happiness in the brain. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties that help fight obesity by regulating the growth of fat cells. Turmeric also promotes heart health its anti-inflammatory properties prevent heart diseases and heart attacks.
It is famously known as “Manjal” in Malayalam, “Haldi ” in Hindi, “Curcuma” in French and “Kurkuma Gelbwurzel” in German.