Curry Powder is a commonly used flavoring in Indian cooking; today more and more countries are using curry powder to their favorite dishes that does not originally require curry powder.
What is a Curry Powder Made of? Curry powder is a mix of many herbs and spices (around 20 spices). In India, where it originated, cooks blend their own curry powders, which may vary considerably. In the United States curry powder comes premixed in various blends from mild to hot.
How to make your own Curry Powder:
Curry powders usually include cloves, black and red peppers, cumin, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek, mustard, turmeric (the substance that gives curry its yellow color and is also responsible, at least in part, for some of the health benefits of curried dishes).
Health Benefits of Curry Powder:
- Help reduce inflammation of the joints; this is due to the presence of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Help deactivate genes that can trigger the onset and spread of breast cancer. Other studies suggest that curcumin may be effective in slowing the progression of prostate and colorectal cancers.
- Curry’s curcumin have some positive effect in stabilizing pancreatic cancer.
- Curcumin may help fight skin cancer. Tests in laboratory show that curcumin made melanoma skin cancer cells more likely to self-destruct.
- Help improve memory and prevent Alzheimers; this is again due to the presence of curcumin that act to clear the brain of protein deposit that is thought to cause Alzheimer’s.
- Effective in the treatment of several sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea and chlamydia.
- Rich in chromium, a mineral that can help control blood sugar.
“This post was originally posted on April 14, 2012 @13:39”