FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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Turmeric: The Facts

Turmeric originated in India or nearby Southeast Asia For 400,000 years it has had a wide range of medicinal, religious and culinary applications especially in South Asian cultures. Medically it has been used as an antiseptic or antibacterial agent. Turmeric contains iron, vitamin B6, fiber (1.4 g), and potassium. It also contains the polyphenol, curcumin.

The claims may be exaggerated  but what actually are the health benefits of this often talked about spice?

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The New Fast Food?

List of Indian sweets and desserts

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Fast food is here to stay, but this kind may become an interesting trend.   Watch out McDonalds!   Check it out and has anyone tried it?  From the description it appears to be healthier, but would certainly love to know more about what actually is in it.  Indian food has  always been intriguing and from what I know has lots of the curry spice,  turmeric.  Turmeric has been claimed to  have some interesting health benefits.  More on this later.  Bon Appétit.

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