Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, produces the classic golden yellow color and is thought to have many health benefits including anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties; it has also been linked to alleviating allergies and arthritis. The higher the percentage of curcumin, the brighter the color and the more health benefits are obtained.
Also Known As: Ground Turmeric or Turmeric Alleppey
Ingredients: Turmeric Ground (2% curcumin)
Taste and Aroma: Warm, powerful, slightly bitter and similar to ginger.
Uses: Authentic Indian Cuisine, curry, vegetables, chicken, stew, soup, fish, sauce, pickles and relish.
How to Make Golden Milk
Golden milk is easy to make at home. For a single serving of golden milk or about one cup, simply follow this recipe:
- 1/2 cup (120ml) of an unsweetened milk of your choice
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1 small piece of grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
- 1 pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup (optional)
To make the golden milk, simply mix all ingredients in a small saucepan or pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful. Strain the drink through a fine strainer into mugs and top with a pinch of cinnamon.
Golden milk can also be made in advance and stored in your refrigerator for up to five days. Simply reheat it before drinking.
SUMMARY Golden milk is easy to make at home by following the recipe above. Simply mix the ingredients in a saucepan or pot and heat them up for a delicious and healthy beverage.