7 November, 2013
Best friends: turmeric and black peppercorn
It is a well known fact that turmeric has healing powers with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. In the book, “The Healthy Indian Diet”, the author says that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has undergone many clinical trials and has shown significant decrease in tumor growth in mice. But what is less well known about this spice is that the absorption of curcumin in the body occurs better in the presence of black pepper.
So, it is a good idea to include a little back pepper in every dish that you add turmeric in, practically all Indian curries. I keep my pepper crusher right next to the turmeric powder in my cabinet. Let best friends be together!