Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

To ferment this paste you do need whey --such as from yogurt. But if you are growing turmeric this ferment may be a means to a daily usage.

I take turmeric therapeutically for pain, and it can be an expensive hobby. On top of that turmeric isn't easily absorbed so that's where the marriage with pepper kicks in.

When you take tablets you can't so easily use them in cooking or beverages. 

There are new methods being engineered by the pharmacy industry to increase absorption  but if you want to have your own cottage industry, here's a way:


Cultured Turmeric Paste

Here’s my recipe for fermented turmeric paste – a real winner as far as health benefits, easy to make and ease of use. This golden, rich and vibrant paste will last up to 12 months in your refrigerator providing you with medicine all year long.

Culturing your turmeric will increase the health benefits substantially; provide valuable fermentation metabolites and probiotics as well as preserving the substrate for months.

Turmeric Paste

Fermentation vessel (I used glass)
Champion Juicer or Food Processor½ pound fresh turmeric, roughly chopped

½ teaspoon organic freshly ground pepper and cumin (black pepper and cumin increases the absorption/ bioavailability of the properties of turmeric substantially) 
¼ -1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Whey, approximately ¼ cup

1. Put the chopped turmeric in the food processor or champion juicer and process until it reaches a smooth paste. Add the salt, pepper and whey and stir in gently. 
2. Press in very tightly into a half-pint jar. Top the paste with a thin layer of whey. This is an anaerobic process so the whey protects the paste from oxygen. Cap tightly. 
3. Set the paste in a cool dark place. Check daily and if the whey is absorbed, add another thin layer. 
4. Depending on variables, your paste will be ready in approximately 5 days or so. Your ferment should smell strong (like turmeric) but clean and should taste salty and only slightly sour. This ferment will keep in your refrigerator for approximately 12 months.

*I made considerably more than this recipe as we use turmeric daily in foods and beverages.

[SOURCE]

Views: 358

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

In my fermental-as-anything journeying I just made up a batch of this culture to see what I'd end up with. Much as I love Turmeric as a spice, I also live on the stuff for analgesic reasons. But supplying myself commercially is both costly and inconvenient.
While the absorption of Curcumin (the operative component) is enhanced by pairing it with pepper, fermenting it should enhance its uptake.
Or so my theory goes: a few spoonfuls per day.
If I was a rat -- lab tests have confirmed the hypothesis:"... fermentative turmeric possesses better bioavailability and in accordance with the concentrations of polyphenolic compounds in the rat plasma."
Therapy aside, I've got myself a tasty paste to cook with.

RSS

Important note about adding photos:

Always add photos using the "From my computer" option, even if you are on a mobile phone or other device.

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

VETIVER COMMUNITY PROJECT

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

The Vetiver Community Project is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

© 2020   Created by Andrew Cumberland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service