" Turmeric paste has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color.
" The pretty color and delicate flavor of fresh turmeric paste is well-loved in the southern region of Thailand, where it is extensively used in curries, soups, stir-fried dishes, fried foods, snacks and desserts
" It is used in canned beverages and baked products, dairy products, ice cream, yogurt, biscuits, popcorn color, cereals, sauces, etc.
How to store turmeric paste, haldi paste
Fresh paste should be refrigerated and used within a week.
Health benefits of turmeric paste, haldi paste
" Turmeric paste is cathartic, astringent and, antiseptic.
" In India Turmeric paste is popular as a gentle laxative
" Folk medicine uses Turmeric paste for sprains and swelling
" It is also said to be most beneficial in chronic illnesses with generalized weakness and in diseases like renal failure where toxins are released into the body.
" The other use of turmeric paste is in stomach ailments. It is said to have a soothing effect on the stomach and thus helps in diseases like hyperacidity and indigestion. Taken regularly, it gives a healthy glow to the skin also.
" It is used for spots of pigmentation or blotches that may appear on the skin, and also for diseases like eczema.
" Turmeric paste is also used in traditional medicine for cuts and burns as it is believed to have an antiseptic effect and also promote healing.