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Thecurryis a mixture of spices pounded in a mortar that form a strongly scented yellow powder. Thecurryhas Indian origins and corresponds tomasala, a mixture of spices that according to the composition provides different properties.
There are dozens of different masalas but the composition of thecurrywidespread in Italy is quite standard and includes a spice formulation given by:
- black pepper
- chili pepper
Curry, therapeutic properties and benefits
The benefits of thecurryare known since ancient times but all information about his propertythey are due to contemporary scientific studies.
In particular, a study conducted by the prestigious Thomas Jefferson University (in the Center City of Philadelphia) and published in the journalCencer Research, would seem to demonstrate how thecurryhelp fight prostate cancer cells. The study employed the Indian spice blend and saw how thecurrycan slow down the development of cancer cells in the case of prostate cancer. It is assumed that thepropertyanticancer of thecurryare related to the direct action of curcumin.
In fact, most of the beneficial properties related to curry are to be connected to the active ingredients of turmeric. On the other hand, being a blend of flavors, thecurrycombines the beneficial properties of every single spice used in the composition.
Studies about thebeneficial properties of Currythey are not only foreigners: according to a survey conducted by the CNR of Catania in collaboration with the University of Pavia, theprorpeityantioxidants of thecurrywould be able to counteract neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and oxidative stress of cells.
Thepropertyanti-inflammatory and antioxidant delcurrywould be able to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and in particular halve the risk of heart attack. According to a survey published in the American Journal of Cardiology by Wanwarang Wongcharoen and colleagues at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, people who take curcumin are as much as 65% less likely to have a heart attack.
Thecurry but even more theturmeric, should be avoided by those suffering from gastric ulcers or gastritis; thecurry, as well as pepper and chilli, should be avoided by those who suffer from or are predisposed to inflammation of the urinary tract. If thecurryit can be consumed during pregnancy, on the contrary, it should be avoided during breastfeeding.
Curry, recipes: dishes expertly flavored with Curry
There are many dishes that can be flavored with curry. In the recipes we propose curry has been used to enhance the pleasure of the palate:
- Velvety or red lentil soup
- Chickpea cream
- Garam masala: recipe
- Homemade veggie burgers
- The recipe for au gratin cauliflower