Indus Organic Turmeric (Curcumin) Powder Spice Review
There is no time like the present for embarking on a lifestyle of clean and healthy living. One small step that can lead to greater things down the road is adding turmeric to your nutrition regimen. Even a cursory amount of online research on turmeric will reveal thousands of articles and scientific studies advocating its benefits. As outlined in our Home Page, turmeric has been a staple of Asian cuisine for thousands of years. Primarily known to westerners as the foundational spice for curries, turmeric provides that wonderful hue and earthy fragrance which makes curries so tantalizing. But curries certainly aren’t the only dishes for which turmeric is useful and flavorful. Turmeric goes well with everything from sauteed vegetables to tea to hot milk. The range of possibilities is nearly endless.
Western health enthusiasts have known for decades that turmeric acts as a strong antioxidant capable of eliminating free radicals that contribute to stress and premature aging. It also eases inflammation of the joints and muscles, thus turmeric is often advised for people with osteoarthritis and back pain. To gain more information about this wonder spice, read the rest of this review where we discuss the merits of Indus Organic’s Turmeric Powder Spice.
- USDA Certified 100% organic
- No MSG, fillers or other additives
- No ETO or color additives
- Non GMO
- Contains 3-4% natural curcumin
- Grown in India without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers
- Packed in a US facility in BPA-free PET jars
For some, turmeric could be considered an acquired taste. But for most people turmeric is a mild but wonderfully earthy-pungent addition to almost any food. A quick review of the many benefits this plant provides can almost always convince even the most ardent skeptics that it’s worth a try. If you are currently stricken with conditions such as osteoarthritis or joint inflammation one would be well advised to ingest about as much turmeric as your dietary regimen can withstand. If the taste takes some getting used to you can mix it with other ingredients like honey or coconut oil that will mediate the distinctive flavor.
It goes without saying that turmeric goes with nearly every Indian dish imaginable, but we also like sprinkling it in milk-based shakes and on top of our eggs. Even if your health is already considered tip top you will almost certainly benefit from incorporating turmeric into your everyday food preparation process.
Indus Organic Turmeric Powder is packaged in BPA-free PET plastic jars. The USDA Organic seal and “best used by” date are prominently displayed making it easy to confirm freshness. The plants themselves are grown and harvested at an organic farm in India but packed in US facilities to assure the most rigorous health and safety standards. Compared to similar products which we have tested this one is perhaps not quite as dry, indicating superior freshness.
As we have shared earlier, turmeric goes well with savory dishes, smoothies, stews, teas, shakes…the list is almost endless. It also performs extremely well as a meat rub if you are not vegetarian or vegan. Just by inspecting this product’s vivid color and aroma it is apparent that this is a quality product.
As with any colorful natural substance, turmeric powder can stain just about anything it comes into contact with, such as your clothes, pots, countertops and floors. So be careful when handling it in order to avoid some rather stubborn stains. Although turmeric is nothing more than a natural plant, for some it might have an interaction with pharmaceutical medications you may be taking. So in the spirit of conservatism, if you regularly take any synthetic chemical drugs, we advise that you first check with your physician before beginning any high dosage protocols. Most people, however, are perfectly fine ingesting as much as they please.