SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT #2: all about TURMERIC powder!

Our Superfood Spotlight is shining some light on Turmeric powder! Read all about Turmeric and the ways you can start incorporating it into your diet so you too can reap all of its amazing benefits.

NAME: Curcuma Longa

AKA: Turmeric

ORGANIC REMEDY: Vitality & Longevity, a staple in Ayurvedic medicine & Chinese medicine

PLANT FAMILY: Ginger, root vegetable

NATIVE TO: Southeast Asia & the Indian subcontinent

TYPE: Perennial plant  

SIMILAR TO: Ginger

APPEARANCE:

  • Grows up to 3 ft tall

  • Highly branched

  • Yellow/ orange

NUTRITION:

  • Contain naturally occuring curcuminoids

  • Notable amount of protein

  • Rich in Vitamin C

  • High in Iron

  • Rich in antioxidants

BENEFITS:

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Improves digestion

  • Promotes heart health

  • Improves brain function


SUPPLEMENT FORMS: Powder, Capsule, Extract


DOSAGE: For our Organic Turmeric powder, begin with as little as ½ tsp and work your way up depending on the size of the dish and the amount of servings. Our Organic Full Spectrum Dual Extract Turmeric Powder on the other hand is a much higher concentration and cannot be used as a 1:1 substitution. For more information on our Organic Full Spectrum Dual Extract Turmeric Powder, keep reading!

USES: Turmeric has been used in traditional Asian cooking and medicinal practices for thousands of years. Turmeric today is still used in ways similar to traditional practices. Its’ powdered form can be used both internally and externally, for culinary, cosmetic and medicinal purposes. You can add turmeric powder to almost anything, although larger amounts will deliver a stronger taste. Traditionally used in many Indian and southeast Asian savoury dishes, it can also be added to sweet dishes and deserts. If you're unsure on how to incorporate more turmeric into your life, try one of our many blends that already contain turmeric! 

STORAGE: Away from heat, light & moisture


WHAT SETS OUR SUPERFOOD APART?

At Organic Traditions we carry two different variations of pure Turmeric powder. The first is our Organic Turmeric powder, and the second is our Organic Full Spectrum Dual Extract Turmeric Powder. Both of these are of the highest quality, sustainably grown and consciously sourced. Organic Traditions also carries three other superfood blends that are enhanced with our Organic Turmeric powder to give you the most benefits possible.

TURMERIC POWDER VS FULL SPECTRUM DUAL EXTRACT TURMERIC POWDER

Turmeric is praised for the many benefits that it offers, however many people are unaware that the majority of these benefits are isolated within a compound found in Turmeric called curcumin, which is a curcuminoid. Our Organic Turmeric, although beneficial in its own right, is made up of 2% Curcumin. Our Full Spectrum Dual Extract Turmeric Powder however is made up of 40% curcuminoids. Therefore when it comes to using our Full Spectrum Dual Extract Turmeric Powder, a little goes a long way. It should not be substituted at a 1:1 ratio with regular Turmeric Powder.


More on our Full Spectrum Dual Extract Turmeric Powder:

Our Dual Extract Turmeric powder is certified Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan and contains no GMO’s, added flavours, fillers, preservatives, additives or sweeteners. In order to create ¼ tsp of our extract, 88g of Fresh Turmeric is needed. All of our Dual Extract powders are created using a Supercritical Plus Hydroethanolic Dual Extraction process, to ensure the highest quality ingredient without sacrificing any of the benefits. 

Turmeric Latte with Probiotics and Saffron:

Our Turmeric Latte with Probiotics and Saffron is inspired by the classic Ayurvedic Golden Milk, aka Turmeric Milk. Our instant blend contains whole dried turmeric as well as our supercritical turmeric dual extract, coconut milk powder, coconut palm sugar, saffron, supercritical ginger and cinnamon dual extracts. We’ve taken it one step further by adding healthy live probiotics, providing you with 1 billion Bacillus Coagulans per serving!

Probiotic Super Greens with Turmeric:

This alkalizing, nutrient dense formula of greens is made from a blend of young, juiced grasses of alfalfa, barley, kamut, oat and wheat in their vegetable states, plus chlorella, spirulina, moringa and matcha. We’ve added out sual extract supercritical turmeric root extract for optimal antioxidizing and anti-inflammatory benefits! Like our Turmeric Latte blend, we’ve enhanced it even further by adding our premium probiotic Bacillus Coagulans probiotics! 

Smooth Movement Probiotic Fiber Blend with Turmeric:

Our Smooth Movement Probiotic Fiber Blend with Turmeric is the ultimate nutrient-dense superfood formula. Packed with healthy fats and fiber, it is a perfect mix of cold milled chia and flax seeds with acacia gum, baobab fruit powder, apple peel powder, cranberry seed powder, prickly pear fruit, nopal cactus leaf AND our dual extract turmeric powder. Of course we didn’t stop there, and added our premium Bacillus Coagulans probiotics providing you with 1 billion probiotics per serving. This blend of superfoods is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant based Omega-3’s.

Special shoutout to @healthy.grape on IG for the wonderful photo of our Turmeric powder above!