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  • Writer's pictureDr Pragati Sawhney MPH

Would you try a turmeric infused chocolate bar?

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Would you try a Turmeric Milk Belgian Cacao Butter Bar?

Today on World Milk Day, I wanted to share about this incredible milk beverage that inspired me to create this bar.

Growing up away from India in the middle east in an Arabic culture oblivious of ancient Indian practices, I did not make "Turmeric Milk"

One day back in India with a bad viral fever, one of my Indian friends suggested warm Turmeric Milk before I slept that night. Miraculously the next morning I was feeling better although still weak but recovered in a few days without meds.

Consuming a full teaspoon of turmeric with black pepper and honey 3 or 4 times a day cured my nasty cold three days another time as suggested by my friend a few years later.

Haldi Doodh as it is called is very commonly drunk in India at bedtime to induce sleep and calm a feverish body due to its anti-inflammatory nature.

In Ayurveda, this golden spice is the only medicinal ingredient that is used to treat all the doshas, to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and used in several therapeutic preparations.

In India, turmeric is part of the Hindu wedding celebrations and applied on the faces of the bride and the groom as a blessing ritual and pre-wedding beauty ritual.

Last year during the pandemic, I created these turmeric chocolate bars with a highly concentrated turmeric extract custom made by an Ayurvedic company with the addition of black pepper, cardamoms, and roasted almonds using only the cacao butter or white Belgian chocolate as the base to increase the effectiveness.

To my delight, turmeric, and white chocolate paired well and imparted a beautiful natural yellow tint with a peppery sweet taste. Also made the perfect chocolate alternative gourmet gifts and an instant “Hot Chocolate” with an immunity boost perfect for kids when melted in hot dairy or nondairy milk. Check Igtv here:

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