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Learn how lớn make Turmeric Paste lớn fully take advantage of the healing benefits of turmeric’s healing properties. Whether you use it in turmeric golden milk, curries or smoothies, this homemade golden paste recipe is much better than its store-bought versions.

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It is no secret that my husband và I have been on a turmeric kick lately. Prior to lớn moving khổng lồ Vermont, my warm beverage of choice was always coffee. However, since last winter, we have been hooked on turmeric-based drinks.

It actually started with this Turmeric Ginger Tea. It was the perfect drink lớn sip on all day long in front of the fireplace. We still enjoy that quite often, but lately, we are also making Turmeric Golden Milk. It is especially great when you get a cold or have a cough that is hard lớn get rid of.



I recently wrote a recipe for my favorite Turmeric milk recipe và talked about different ways of making it. One of those ways was with using turmeric paste.

Nowadays, you can find jarred turmeric paste in health food stores, but I make my own so I thought I can cốt truyện that recipe here with you.

If you are lượt thích us, find comfort in a cup of hot turmeric milk latte in these cold winter days và want to lớn be able khổng lồ make it quickly, this post is for you.



What is Turmeric Paste

Turmeric paste (also known as turmeric powder paste) is a combination of ground turmeric, oil (this could be coconut oil, ghee, or other neutral oils), water, ground black pepper, & other spices (like ground cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger) heated until melted và turned into a paste for the purpose of using it in turmeric milk, smoothies, curries, etc.

Although turmeric can be effective on its own, by mixing it with other good-for-you ingredients lượt thích cinnamon và ginger we get to enhance its healing properties. With that being said, you can make this paste just by using turmeric powder, coconut oil, black pepper, & water.

This turmeric paste can be kept in a jar in the fridge khổng lồ use in various recipes. More on that below.

How to Make Turmeric Paste (aka Golden Paste)

I make my turmeric paste by mixing ground turmeric spice with grated (or zested) fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, coconut oil, đen pepper, và water in a small saucepan in medium heat. I whisk it constantly until the oil fully melts.

I use fresh ginger because it is widely available, but you can also use a teaspoon ground ginger instead of its fresh version.

It is important that you vì not overheat it as the primary compound in turmeric, curcumin, loses its benefits when it is cooked for longer periods.



Here you might ask, what is the best ratio of turmeric to đen pepper và turmeric to coconut oil? Below is the formula that I follow:

½ cup ground turmeric spice1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated1 teaspoon black pepper¼ cup coconut oil1 cup water

Once the oil fully melts và everything is fully mixed, I transfer it to lớn a medium-sized airtight jar & keep in the fridge lớn use whenever I want.

This turmeric paste recipe makes just a little more than a cup of turmeric paste.

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Wondering why we are adding đen pepper & oil into the mixture?You can read all about it in this Turmeric Golden Milk post.


How to lớn Make Turmeric Milk Using Golden Paste

The best thing about turmeric golden paste is that you can make turmeric golden milk in just a few minutes without having to lớn get any other ingredients out. All you have to do is to lớn mix a small amount of it with some hot milk.

I think how much of it you use is a personal choice, but I usually like it best when I phối 1 teaspoon of turmeric golden paste with 1 ¼ cups of milk. In terms of milk, I prefer either unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or a combination of both.

My favorite sweetener is maple syrup, but you can use honey as well.

Here is a quick how-to đoạn phim showing you how I make this turmeric paste và use it khổng lồ make a cup of golden milk for myself:


Turmeric Paste Benefits

I don’t know about you, but I bởi my best lớn avoid taking pills if I can find a natural way khổng lồ treat my health issues.

For centuries turmeric has been a staple & a go-to spice in Indian & Chinese cuisines & used for a variety of health problems. Nowadays, it is very popular in Western cultures due to its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory properties.

And turmeric is one of those great natural remedies. Studies show that the primary compound in turmeric, curcumin, is known khổng lồ help reduce inflammation, prevent skin-related issues và allergies, reduce joint pain, và help our bodies build stronger immune systems. (SOURCE)

I personally consume turmeric golden milk when I have a terrible cough that I just can’t get rid of. Drinking a cup of turmeric golden milk right before bed magically soothes my chest and gives me a relief from coughing, which later helps me get a good night sleep.

You can read more about the benefits of turmeric in detail in this Turmeric Golden Milk recipe post.

How Long Does Turmeric Paste Last

As long as it is kept in an airtight jar (or container) in the fridge, it will last up khổng lồ 2 weeks.


What Are Some Other Ways lớn Use

I usually use golden paste to lớn make golden milk, here are some other ideas to lớn put it khổng lồ good use:

Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric paste into yogurt, đứng đầu it off with your favorite granola for breakfastAdd a teaspoon (or less) in your favorite smoothies for an additional boost of nutritionMix it with plain yogurt and drizzle it over roasted vegetablesBlend it in your salad dressingsMix a small amount of it with your favorite nut butter (i.e. Almond or peanut butter) and spread it on toast.

How Much Turmeric Per Day

While its benefits are a mile long, you might want lớn stay away from consuming excessive amounts of turmeric. Because, overuse of turmeric may result in an allergic reaction on skin, nausea, risk of kidney stones, diarrhea, và upset stomach.

Additionally, you should stay away from turmeric if you have kidney stones, gall bladder diseases, iron deficiencies, and diabetes. (SOURCE)

But how much turmeric should you take in a day? According khổng lồ this article, you should limit your ground turmeric intake khổng lồ 1 teaspoon a day and fresh turmeric root intake to 1.5 khổng lồ 3 grams a day.

Can’t get enough of turmeric recipes? Try my delicious Turmeric Smoothies.