Introduction: DIY Turmeric Powder
Tumeric is a multi-purpose herbal medicine, good internally and externally. Fresh tumeric powder is great for teas, curries or to add an interesting taste and colour to your food. Externally, add tumeric powder to petroleum jelly to assist with skin disorders and improve overall skin tone.
Step 1: Wash Saffron Rhizomes
Rinse and remove all dirt and debris that may be trapped around each rhizome. Scrub with a vegetable brush if you can.
Step 2: Boil Saffron
In cold clear water, boil the saffron until soft.
Step 3: Cut Into Small Pieces
Cut cooled saffron into small pieces and spread on a baking sheet or in your dehydrator.
Step 4: Bake for 1-3hrs
This step would depend on the setting of your oven or dehydrator. The desired texture is dry and crisp, almost brittle to the touch.
Step 5: Add to Blender
Place the dried saffron into a blender to process into powder.
Step 6: Blend Well for Tumeric
The consistency of the finished tumeric powder will depend on you, but I like mine as fine as possible. This finished tumeric powder will keep well over a year. Store in an airtight container and use daily for great health benefits.
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Can I use the procedure for my research and also if baking is not available, is there any other ways aside from using oven?