Searching the internet for herbal & alternative remedies for your health? Then you must have heard about turmeric by now.
Turmeric, a golden spice, has made a huge impact in the wellness industry around the world. It is everywhere, in our coffee, tea, pancakes, aubergine, candy!
But the question is, is it palatable to our satisfaction?
In this article, we will decipher the taste profile of turmeric for you, in different forms. We will answer the most frequently asked question- does turmeric tastes yummy or weird? Find out here, with Ozia
Earthy, Woodsy, Bitter!
Turmeric or Curcuma longa belongs to the ginger family. It has tiny, knobby rhizomes/roots, has brown skin & orange flesh.
Even though it belongs to the ginger family, it isn’t as bitter. So, what does a fresh root of turmeric taste like?
For the illustration purpose, we have with us Jill McKeener’s vlog to the rescue. She is a cookbook writer & YouTuber who describes the taste as:
It’s like ginger met patchouli & they had a baby. There’s that woodsy people talk about…I’d eat that every day.
So, it’s woodsy, fragrant, and something you’d want to eat every day. But the taste profile changes the moment we change its form.
For instance, powdered turmeric tastes a little different. Powdered turmeric is made by drying the freshly rooted turmeric and later grinding it all into powder. Once ready, it is added to various dishes & supplements.
Raw & powdered turmeric tastes bitter, woody, spicy, & earthy.
Fun Fact: You will find only powdered turmeric in supermarkets in spice sections. Why? Because it is far more easily absorbed by the body than a fresh turmeric root.
Balancing With Big Flavours & Textures
Turmeric’s bitter & earthy taste sort of dominates the overall taste profile. This is a result of a compound called turmerones.
Fun fact: In a 2020 study, Yoshiyuki Konishi, from the University of Fukui, showed neuroprotective effects of turmerones. This study and many like it have shown a positive direction in potential therapeutic applications of this chemical compound in treating serious neurological disorders.
Despite turmeric’s innumerable health benefits, it’s kinda hard to eat it raw. Therefore, usually, to form a balance of taste, it is used with big flavors which are palatable & delectable.
The most popular choice is adding fat like ghee, coconut oil, and milk. Another preferred choice is adding other spices like cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, & more.
Results? Mouthwatering, healthy dishes & beverages for you.
Turmeric Latte, Tea, Candy, & More
Turmeric recipes are a rage. Google it & you will find over 10 million search results in under 0.65 seconds!!
The most popular recipes are- turmeric latte, tea, candy, smoothies, & curries. Even celebrities like Priyanka Chopra & Gisele Bundchen vouch for them & have turmeric in their regular health regime.
& Why wouldn’t celebrities & people fall in love with it? Turmeric offers so much in a recipe- its bright yellow color, the earthy/woody taste, and the best part, the goodness of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and neuroprotective properties.
So coming back to the taste profiles, as promised. What happens to the taste when you add turmeric powder to various recipes?
They become a delectable delight you wish you had before.
The most famous recipe right now is turmeric latte. It is YUMMY. Every chef & cook has their versions of it but when mixed with wholesome spices such as cardamom, black pepper, honey, coconut milk, it tastes like a sweet dream.
If you’re not a fan of latte, don’t worry there are plenty of other tasty turmeric surprises for you. For example, turmeric candy!
At Ozia, we have created an overwhelmingly simple & tasty turmeric product, for YOU. All you gotta do is pop it on the way to your office/gym/walk, your choice.
Ozia’s turmeric candy is made with love, innovation, and mango+ginger combination. It is yummy & packed with turmeric’s powerful health benefits. Mango gives it that sweet, natural taste & ginger gives it a tangy kick.
So, if you’re not a latte or tea fan, candy is a go-to option for you. You will fall in love with it.
Taste the Wonder of Yellow Spice Today
You may not jump with joy while eating raw turmeric but that’s okay. Add it to your diet in a palatable way because that’s possible.
Add it to your curry, pancake, tea, coffee but make sure to consume it. The reason is simple. It’s nature’s immunity booster. It’s highly accessible & affordable.
Moreover, if you are looking for an alternative to pharmaceuticals then this is the first step towards it.
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McKeever, J. (2016, May 16). Have you eaten fresh turmeric before? Retrieved October 9, 2021, from www.youtube.com website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amRPWPJTXrQ
Saga, Y., Hatakenaka, Y., Matsumoto, M., Yoshioka, Y., Matsumura, S., Zaima, N., & Konishi, Y. (2020). Neuroprotective effects of aromatic turmerone on activity deprivation-induced apoptosis in cerebellar granule neurons. NeuroReport, 31(18), 1302–1307. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0000000000001551