Will my noodles absorb Curcumin?

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Duncan Cookson

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Will my noodles absorb Curcumin?
« on: 20/08/2009 02:20:51 »
I eat a lot of noodles and sometimes add flavourings to the water I boil them in. I read some interesting articles about the health benefits of turmeric and the curcumin contained within it. When I add turmeric to the water the noodles come out yellow but are they absorbing any of the curcumin, or am I just making yellow noodles and throwing the curcumin away with the water? Cheers  [:D]

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Will my noodles absorb Curcumin?
« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2009 06:56:00 »
The yellow colour of turmeric is due to curcumin so if the noodles take on that colour they must have picked up some of the curcumin.
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Will my noodles absorb Curcumin?
« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2009 12:03:46 »
And there's a third option.
Maybe the curcumin doesn't get absorbed, but sticks on the outside of the noodles.
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Will my noodles absorb Curcumin?
« Reply #3 on: 20/08/2009 15:24:43 »
Sorry, what is curcumin?

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« Reply #4 on: 20/08/2009 19:01:57 »
And there's a third option.
Maybe the curcumin doesn't get absorbed, but sticks on the outside of the noodles.
How much difference would that make once you eat the noodles?

Anyway curcumin is the dye in turmeric. Also known as "diferuloylmethane".
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« Reply #5 on: 21/08/2009 00:37:25 »
thanks, as long as it's going in my gut.  [:)]