Turmeric

Turmeric is best known as one of the ingredients in the makeup of curry, but serves many other purposes in flavoring foods worldwide. It is also known as the property that gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color.

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Turmeric

What soil is good for growing turmeric?

  • Soils for Turmeric cultivation should be rich and friable. Soils with a little higher sand content (Loams and sandy loams) are well suited.
  • It is grown in different types of soils from light black, sandy loam and red soils to clay loams.
  • It grows on light black, ashy loam and red soils to stiff loams in irrigated and rainfed areas.
  • It thrives well in a well-drained sandy loam soil rich in humus content or clayey-loam soil.
  • The crop cannot stand water logging or alkalinity.
  • Gravelly, stony and heavy clay soils are unsuitable for the development of rhizomes.In Andhra Pradesh Turmeric cultivation is largely confined to five Agro Climatic zones,
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Mustard
Turmeric

Is dry mustard the same as turmeric?

No. Dry mustard is powdered mustard seed. Turmeric is another spice usally added to prepared mustard.

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What parts of the turmeric plant are used for medicinal purposes?

Turmeric root.

Rhizome

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What is turmeric used for?

It's a spice used in curry dishes mostly. It's gotten some press lately as being a powerful antioxidant, and it's been suggested that the reason for India's low rates of Alzheimer's disease could possibly be caused by the high consumption of turmeric.

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Turmeric is a kind of spice used in India for cooking various foods. It is also used as traditional medicine and also for enhancing beauty. There are two ways of turmeric first it is freshly extracted turmeric juice, which will be taken orally. Second, it the turmeric paste for skin application. From the start, its been tested and approved to heal minor illnesses and ingredients of herbal cosmetic in India.

Recent studies have studied the use of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, as a treatment for pancreatic and colorectal cancer.
As a spice, and as a food coloring. IT also aids digestion and is a mild preservative.

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Turmeric

Where can you purchase turmeric in New York?

You can purchase dried, fresh, powdered turmeric from any Asian or Middle Eastern store in New York. Turmeric adds flavor to a dish and has a lot of medicinal qualities.

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Does turmeric cure epilepsy?

Epilepsy has many forms and causes, so there is no one thing that can be said to cure it. Epilepsy can be controlled by medication.

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Turmeric

What are the benefits of a turmeric supplement?

There are a lot of health benefits to using a turmeric supplement. It is a natural antibacterial agent, a natural liver detoxifier, and may prevent prostate and breast cancer just to name a few.

There are hundreds of research papers showing the health benefits of turmeric and its ingredient curcumin. A comprehensive list of turmeric/curcumin health benefits may be found at - http://www.curcum-all.com/turmeric-health-benefits.html

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Turmeric

What Green herb goes well with Cumin curry and turmeric?

cilantro

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Turmeric

What is medicinal use of turmeric?

It is believed that turmeric consumption in India is the reason for that country's low level of Alzeheimer's Disease. It's also being researched for possible benefits with cancer and liver disorders. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is regarded as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises and as a remedy for stomach problems. In India, turmeric is being aded to every vegetable and pulses dish cooked in kitchen. It is a blood purifier. It heals the body from within when you have bruises or met with an accident. Termaric is a good dermatologic antibiotic used in india. Bacterial, fungal infections are prevented by the application of turmeric powder

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Acids and Bases
Turmeric

How is the turmeric test for the presence of acids and bases done?

Perform an extraction on 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric using 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol.

Filter the mixture through a coffee filter, fitted to a sieve. save the effluent.

use as effluent, or saturate thin paper strips and use like litmus paper.

Turmeric will indicate an acid, by turning yellow.

It will indicate a base by turning red.

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Gluten
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Is curry and turmeric gluten free?

Yes it is gluten free.

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Turmeric

What happens when you mix turmeric and vinegar?

it turns red

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Turmeric

What is the effect of acid on a turmeric solution?

In Acid, turmeric solution- yellow In basic- red

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Turmeric

Is turmeric powder soluble in water?

Yes! it is soluble in water.

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Turmeric

What is difference between natural and synthetic turmeric?

Turmeric is a natural product (from Curcuma longaplant) known as Indian saffron.

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Acids and Bases
Turmeric

Why does the turmeric stain on a white shirt turns red when washed with soap?

It is because turmeric contains an acid (tartaric acid), while the soap contains a base (sodium hydroxide). When an acid reacts with a base, neutralization reaction takes place and the stain becomes neutral.

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Turmeric

Can you buy turmeric powder at Walmart?

yes you can buy turmeric powder at walmart, but it depends on how organic you are trying to get it. if your not sure try a local indian store and will be sure to have it.

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How do you prepare turmeric paper?

First make a paste of turmeric powder

now apply the paste on a butter paper and let it dry

now its ready and can be used for making secret messages.

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Turmeric

Is turmeric okay for peanut allergies?

Only if it was produced on the same equipment as peanuts.

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Turmeric

What is the color of turmeric indicator in hydrochloric acid?

blue

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Is there any side effect of using turmeric on face?

no

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What are the health benefits of taking a turmeric supplement?

Tumeric helps assist in good health for your Liver and kidneys.It's anit oxidant powers support 'whole body health.Too much Tumeric in your diet will give you a very strong body odour.

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Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Turmeric

What is the effect of baking soda on turmeric solution?

changes into red

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What is turmeric powder?

Turmeric powder is made from dried and ground Turmeric(Curcuma longa),

a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.

  1. Turmeric (coded as E100 when used as a food additive) is used to protect food products from sunlight (also in yellowing cheese (like annatto (E160b), mustard, salad dressing).
  2. Turmeric is widely used as a spice in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking
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Cumin
Turmeric

Is turmeric the same as cumin?

No, turmeric comes from turmeric root. Cumin is a seed from a completely different plant.

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