This is the number one Golden Paste (GP) recipe, tried and tested by hundreds of thousands of members and their pets in the Original 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 / 65-70g) 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 recommended has increased since May 2016. On Dr Doug English’s recommendations, he notes a 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, though 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 use pre-made pepper meal. It is best to use freshly cracked pepper for a much better effect.
Do not add honey or any sweeteners, as it will likely counteract 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 the excess that will not be used within two 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, which makes it easy to pop out a single serve later on.
If you don't like the earthy taste, you can find some ideas here on how to incorporate it into your diet.
We offer the perfect turmeric treat which incorporates the benefits of Golden Paste in a convenient form. It is great to take travelling, has a shelf-life of 12 months, and is tasty.
ENJOY YOUR HEALTH!