This is the number one Golden Paste (G.P) recipe, tried and tested by 100s of 1,000s of members and their pets in the Turmeric User Group and spread around the world. Some say the effects are "miraculous". Try it yourself - it's quick, cheap and easy.
This recipe may be used for humans as well as other animals
- 1/2 cup (125 ml / 60g) turmeric powder
- 1 cup water (250 ml) plus 1 cup of water extra in reserve, if needed
- 1/3 cup (70 ml) coconut oil (use raw, unrefined, cold-pressed)
OR substitute with linseed oil (flaxseed)
OR olive oil (use virgin / extra virgin)
- 2 - 3 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
Note: the amount of pepper has been increased since May 2016, on Doug English’s recommendations and review of greater success in a large number of cases using the extra pepper. Omit pepper if you cannot tolerate it. The absorption of turmeric will still be improved by cooking it and adding oil, but it will be less effective without the pepper.
Just starting out on Golden Paste? Start small, just 1/4 of a teaspoon twice a day and build up
MAKE THE GOLDEN PASTE:
Bring the turmeric and water to a boil in a saucepan, then lower heat and simmer until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add the extra water along the way for good consistency.
Add the freshly cracked pepper and oil AFTER cooking, when it has been removed from heat and cooled down (still warm to touch but not burning), about 10 minutes later.
Stir in well to mix the oil in everywhere and allow to cool again (if coconut oil is hard, it should melt in the mixture).
Do not cheat and use pre-made pepper meal, it is best to use freshly cracked pepper for much better effect.
Do not add honey or any sweeteners, that will ruin the actual benefits.
The Golden Paste will only keep for 2 weeks in the fridge, do not leave out, best kept in glass containers
Freeze a portion if you think you have made too much to use within 2 weeks (do not use glass containers in the freezer). It has become popular to use silicon moulds (coffee bean size) to store the excess mixture into, which is then easy to pop out a single serve later on.
If you don't like the earthy taste you can find some ideas here to add it to your diet.
And we offer the perfect turmeric treat you may like to try, great to take travelling, lasts a year, and made tasty.
ENJOY YOUR HEALTH!