These days, I’m busy, so I try to make one more jar of fresh turmeric soaked with honey. I made one jar in Saigon but now I move to Hanoi, I can’t bring it, so I have to soak a new jar. There is a jar of turmeric soaked in honey in the house feel very comfortable, guys, used to cure or beautify anything. I usually use honey turmeric to drink whenever my stomach hurts, my stomach hurts or to put on a mask to moisturize, treat acne, treat dark spots and fight aging, whatever style is convenient. If you are interested in beauty products – natural healing, then make a jar of honey soaked with honey offline.
A- Preparing Ingredients
1. Fresh Turmeric
Should choose old turmeric, healthy, dark (too pale, it will be young and dark, it is easy to be broken), if the female turmeric (the main tuber of turmeric, where other sprouting branches grow), the better because the tubers are the place to gather the most beneficial nutrients.
There are many types of turmeric to choose from: yellow turmeric, red turmeric, black turmeric. Soak any kind of turmeric, the effect is not much different.
If the turmeric you bought is still too fresh (click on it to see a lot of water), it should take a few days to wilt away, and a lot of turmeric will dilute the honey, causing the mixture to spoil.
Normally I usually buy about 200 – 300gr turmeric, you can buy more or less depending on the volume of your soaked jar.
Choose fresh and dense honey (liquid honey is not too good), and of course, you remember to buy pure honey in a reputable place because now fake honey has a lot of sugar.
Use a glass jar with a tight lid, small or small depending on how much honey turmeric you want to soak. Before soaking, remember to rinse the jar with hot water to kill bacteria and dry.
If you don’t have a glass jar at home, you can replace it with a plastic bottle, but choose a good plastic one that can be used many times, preferably PP, not PET bottles. and affect the quality of your soaked turmeric.
4. Turmeric Insert Tool
You can use a bowl, small dish, rod, chopsticks, clean bag to hold water or anything heavy to press down on the turmeric, so it does not come out (just like when it is salted). Insert must be very clean and do not affect the quality and taste of soaked turmeric.
5. Attention Dose
Turmeric ratio: honey is 1: 2 or 1: 1.5. The amount of honey poured must always be more than the turmeric, so that the honey is higher than the turmeric.
Set aside about 80% of the space in the jar to contain turmeric and honey, leaving the remaining 20% empty for artifacts. For example, with a 500ml jar, I will spend about 400ml to contain turmeric and honey, 100ml of free space to hold the artifact and the water rising a few days later.
B- How to Do It
Step 1: Break apart the turmeric branches. Peel off and damaged parts. Rinse, then drain
Step 2: Cut into small pieces or lumps depending on your liking. Many of you cut into thin slices, and I like to cut into long sticks to occasionally draw a stick out to eat =)))
Step 3: Put turmeric in a dry glass jar.
Step 4: Slowly pour in the honey. Make sure that the amount of honey poured is higher than turmeric (twice or half the height) and leave some space (⅕ jars) to place the weight and the amount of water added.
Step 5: Place the overweight object. Carefully insert the object over the corners so that the turmeric does not float on the face but should always be below the water layer, otherwise it will become white and perishable.
As shown in the picture, I use a small ziplock bag to hold the water, pull the bag tightly, add another bigger bag to the outside to prevent water leakage. You must keep in mind that the amount of turmeric + honey + stuffs must be close to the jar (leaving only a little – about 2cm – to allow the water to rise later), do not leave too much space in the jar because it is easy to make a piece. Soak has a strange smell.
Step 6: Tightly close the lid of the jar and store in a cool and dark place (light can reduce the effect of honey and clams. If you can’t keep in the dark place (eg kitchen corner), you can wrap 1 a layer of paper around a jar of turmeric is fine). There will be a slight foam in the early days, but don’t worry, don’t pick it up, as long as you make sure the turmeric doesn’t come out of the water and cover the jar. Put an extra small plate under the jar to prevent overflow because you don’t leave enough room for the water to rise.
In the case of turmeric jars with too much foam forever, the cause may be due to the upside of the turmeric and exposure to the air in the jar, or the jar is not closed during the soaking process. Cut off the white foam and insert it carefully so that no turmeric will come out, then tightly close the lid.
Soak for 2 weeks to 1 month. If you soak a lot of turmeric can let it last longer. When submerged for a while, the tech part will sink to the bottom and will not surface anymore, this time you can remove the insert. Honey easily absorbs moisture from the air, so limit the opening of the jar during the soaking process.
Depending on the type of honey from different flowers, soaked turmeric has different color and sweetness.