Raw yellow turmeric is the main spice used in curry or in different dishes to give them colour as well as texture. It is a tall plant that grows in Asia & America.
The root of turmeric is used for making medicine. It is generally yellow in colour containing a chemical called curcumin. It is found all over India and is the major ingredient in most of the dishes. It has a bitter taste and is also called Indian saffron or golden spice.
Following are some turmeric nutrition facts:
It contains protein, fat, 6.31g carbohydrate, fibre, and 0.3g of sugar.
It also contains manganese, iron, potassium, vitamin, and minerals.
It contains antibacterial properties that help in treating urinary tract infection.
Some people boil raw turmeric milk to reduce fat and tissues of the body.
It acts as a blood purifier.
Here are some turmeric uses:
Raw turmeric is used for the face mask.
Powder of raw turmeric is used to drive off insects or repel mosquitoes.
Raw turmeric pickle
Ingredients: ½ cup peeled and sliced ginger, ½ cup peeled and sliced fresh raw turmeric, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon salt
Cooking steps: Combine all the ingredients in a clean bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight container or glass jar up to one week in a refrigerator. Raw turmeric pickle is ready after a week.
Raw turmeric root curry with green peas
Ingredients: 5 pieces of 2-inch turmeric root, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 cup green peas, 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon red pepper, 1 cup tomatoes, and salt to taste
Cooking steps: Heat coconut oil in a pan. Slowly add cumin powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric root, tomatoes, and mix it well. Pour some water into it and add green peas, then cover it for 2-3 min. Add coriander powder, red pepper, and salt again and cover it for 10 min. Now it is ready to serve.