Nutrition Facts
Turmeric, ground

  Serving size   100 g  
  Amount per serving


% Daily Value*  
 Total Fat 3,3g   4 % 
    Saturated Fat 1,8g      9 % 
 Sodium 27mg    1 % 
 Total Carbohydrate 67g    24 % 
    Dietary Fiber 23g    82 % 
    Sugar 3,2g  
 Protein 9,7g    19 % 
 Vitamin D 0,00mcg    0 % 
 Calcium 168.00mg    13 % 
 Iron 55,00mg    306 % 
 Potassium 2080mg    44 % 
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving  of food contribute to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


A NATIVE PLANT. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) comes from Southeast Asia. Today it is grown in southern China, India, Indonesia and especially Java. Turmeric is a close relative of ginger.

We use it as an additive and spice that gives the dish a yellow color, and its aroma is not essential to the dish. It is used in Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. It speeds up digestion and has antiseptic effects. It is obtained mainly from the ground root of the Curcuma longa plant, which grows in Sri Lanka and is a cheaper alternative to cashmere saffron (saffron) when coloring dishes.


More and more people today use turmeric mainly because of its healing effects when included in the diet.


The taste of turmeric is slightly spicy, a little bitter, corrosive, like a mixture of ginger and orange. It contains manganese, iron, vitamin B6, a lot of fiber and also potassium.

  • Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body,
  • Curcumin boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor, linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases,
  • Accelerates digestion and regulates metabolism,
  • Curcumin should lower your risk of heart disease,
  • Turmeric can help prevent (and perhaps even treat) cancer,
  • Curcumin may be useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Arthritis patients respond very well to curcumin supplements,
  • Studies show that curcumin has incredible benefits against depression,
  • Curcumin may help delay aging and fight age-related chronic diseases,
  • Due to its soothing effect, it is also very successful in treating stomach problems, as it prevents the formation of ulcers.


Since turmeric is very healthy for many problems, it is recommended that (especially in the case of the listed problems) you consume one heaped teaspoon of yellow powder a day. You can divide it into three smaller portions to eat in the morning, at noon and in the evening. However, you can take smaller amounts as a precaution. Turmeric reduces platelet stickiness, so it is not good to eat large amounts if you have platelet problems or if you are expecting a baby.

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