Turmeric: Fat-burning and coloring agent
Turmeric is a sterile plant and does not produce seeds. Further, It is the thermogenic spice (literally means `heat-creating’). Therefore, it has a fat-burning effect on the body. Most importantly turmeric eases the digestive processes because It creates the heat after eating.
Further, It comes from South or Southeast Asia. And, the best turmeric comes Sri Lanka with its health benefits.
In earlier days, the turmeric cultivated for cooking and dye purposes. After that, it added value to the cosmetic industry. However, It often uses in cooking as a substitute for the more costly saffron.
This superfood has a long history of medicinal use in South Asia, widely used in Ayurvedic systems. In addition, there are three major components namely,
- Essential oils
Curcumin is the main component of the yellow color.
Further, the studies show this food has many proven health benefits for digestive and liver health. and other benefits are,
- Improves skin health
- Reducing blood sugar level
- Treat diabetes
- Helping to prevent post-exercise aches
- Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body
- Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases
In addition, many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.
We grow well in wet and intermediate/medium zones of Sri Lanka as a mono-crop and an intercrop under coconut.
Further, the major cultivating districts of turmeric in Sri Lanka are Kurunegala, Gampaha, Kandy, Kalutara, and Matale.
The harvesting time is 8-10 months after planting.