Some of you may have heard me say that if there were maple trees in India, maple syrup would absolutely have been used in Ayurvedic remedies. I get a lot of questions, and also praise for my use of 2 grams of maple sugar per serving so I wanted to share a little bit of that insight with you and reassure you that it is so much more than a sweetener. It is absolutely functional.In certain Ayurvedic remedies, a little bit of sugar is used because it ensures quick delivery to our bloodstream and cells. With turmeric it is absolutely critical to deliver and activate curcumin quickly, otherwise it will rapidly die off in our bodies' harsh environment. So with our blend, maple transports everything into the bloodstream and to our cells, and then the piperine in the black pepper and the quercitin in the lemon peel boost the bioavailability/absorption of the turmeric. Essentially, if you have turmeric without just a tiny bit of some form of sugar, you will get less out of it, even if it is amazing, potent, minimally processed turmeric like our Resilience is made with.
So while maple is my modern twist on this ancient wisdom, it is also more than just a nod to my Canadian birth and my New England upbringing; it elevates it!
Now, if you're curious about why it is the first ingredient, let me explain! When you start with fresh ingredients, the first ingredient by weight is turmeric, the second is ginger, the third is lemon and the 4th is maple. However, when you dry these ingredients, maple loses relatively little weight and makes a very heavy powder. Turmeric, ginger and lemon are mostly water and turmeric in particular weighs very little, cup per cup, in comparison. It takes 6+ lbs of fresh root to make one lb of dried turmeric. Anyone who has tasted it cant testify that the maple is quite subtle but also adds a beautiful complement to the other flavors.Just some thoughts on this Wellness Wednesday and also on Turmeric Tuesday and also, all the days.
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