The Story of Turmeric

TURMERIC OVERVIEW

Turmeric is native to South Asia, dates back nearly 5000 years and is a plant that needs a considerable amount

of rainfall to thrive. Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric is used not only as a spice but for its many health

benefits too. It has been used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicines as a natural remedy for thousands of years.

 

Turmeric is fast becoming a universal medicine. It is a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune

booster; famous for treating colds, flu, arthritis and pain. It is a brain tonic known to improve concentration,

slow down Alzheimer’s and treat depression. Turmeric also reduces cholesterol, improves liver function and

is a natural antibiotic.

 

To amplify these benefits of turmeric we recommend consuming it on a daily basis and as often as possible

throughout the day. This is why we have created convenient and delicious

 turmeric based beverages for you to enjoy!

 

 

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THE KEY INGREDIENTS

ENHANCING ABSORPTION & BIOAVAILABILITY:

 

BLACK PEPPER

Black pepper contains an enzyme called Piperine, which goes to work in the stomach, improving the digestion

of Turmeric and allowing curcumin to be taken up into the blood stream. “It is proven that the absorption of

curcumin is modest, but can be increased by up to 2000% when co-administered with piperine” (a compound

found in black pepper). PMID: 9619120 (link to Pubmed publication).

  

We have included organic black pepper in all of our beverages – so you can take full advantage of that

impressive absorption factor for every drink that you have!

  

COCONUT OIL

Coconut is full of flavour, contains healthy natural oils and combines perfectly with turmeric to maximise the

absorption of curcumin. By combining turmeric with coconut, curcumin is protected from harsh stomach

acids on its way to the small intestines. This is why if taking plain turmeric powder or turmeric capsules it is

always recommended to take with a meal.

 

In all of our drinks we have included either coconut milk powder or desiccated coconut, both brimming with

65% coconut oil that delivers maximum absorption of curcumin to your body.

 

 

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ORGANIC FARMING

 

The key principles of organic farming are based on care and respect for the society and our environment. Being

involved in the entire supply chain gives us the opportunity to reach a level of transparency for our customers

and also positively impacts the organic farms and the lives of the farmers.

 

To read more about why we choose organic turmeric over conventional, please visit our blog post here.

 

We source organic turmeric from Southern India. Each region has its own geographical conditions, which

 creates a varied result of curcumin and oil content. Below is a table of the

typical essential oil and curcumin content by region.

 

 

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Although quite subtle, when comparing the turmeric cultivated from these regions they are often different in

colour and taste. All of these factors are considered before importing and blending our mixes to achieve the

very best quality, taste and results.

 

To see a flowchart of the full process of our organic turmeric from Farm to Powder, please click here for our blog post.

 

 

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Quality Assurance

 

Tests are conducted on each and every batch of turmeric for its organoleptic properties and for microbiological

 analysis – each batch produced can then be referred back to these tests.

 

Quality Control is conducted multiple times on every process, from farming, to manufacturing and then to you.

We are involved in every step of the way, so we give our assurance of the very best quality.

 

 

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