Ms. Betty's History
Ms. Betty’s curry comes with over four hundred years of flavor profiles, interwoven with history, community, and a little storytelling. Its aromatic fall flavors of Jamaican allspice berries, nutmeg, and cinnamon inspire a connection to home and create an experience like no other.
Ms. Betty was a beautiful woman with an amazing history, known only by those closest to her, and told through her spice blends. The blends represent a piece of her past, which she preserved when traveling by boat with her first husband from India to Jamaica. She shared her traditions through family recipes and cooking for her family, as well as telling stories tied to her rich history and traditions. With that, we give you Ms. Betty’s curry powder. We are grateful and thankful to share our connection to such beauty.
Chef Tajahi Cooke always cooks from the heart and his Jamaican curry powder, an ode to the spice blend his grandmother created after leaving India for Jamaica, is no different. It's sweet, earthy, and redolent of warm allspice, nutmeg, anise, ginger, and clove; it's like an aromatic, edible hug. I've used it to delicious effect on roasted vegetables, as a rub for chicken and pork, and even in tuna salad.
The secret weapon above the stove, this Curry Powder brightens any dish it touches, from indian food to salads, a sprinkle of this goes on anything!
Taste so good it made my tongue slap my brains out. I had to check to make sure the tongue was still there the teeth were going so fast.
Hulda Brown AKA Grandma Hulda
A family recipe
My grandmother kept her family close by preserving the memories of her past through food and passing those memories down helped to preserve our families history. Our family recipe dates back to Bangladesh before the separation of borders with India in 1947, traveled by boat to Jamaica and now we’re here sharing it with you. We hope you enjoy and now feel a part of our family because now you are a part of history. Enjoy!
In the service of community
“I believe everyone deserves a warm meal—not a half-warm meal or a meal you need to heat up,” he explains. “That’s my only goal right now, to try to bring a smile and take away one bit of worry. It’s hard to say no to individuals who are sleeping out of tents and RVs. People are tired, we all are. And, let’s make it clear: We are far from rich, but we are rich in friends and community.”
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Health Benefits of Curry Powder
In fact, aside from being a little flavour bomb, a good quality, fresh curry powder brings with it a surprising range of health benefits. Here are three health benefits, click the link below to see a few more!
1. Reducing inflammation
Turmeric is the key here. This wonder spice has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to help treat inflammation, pain and rheumatoid arthritis. Scientific studies appear to support the idea that turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and lowers levels of two inflammation-causing enzymes. Some experts even suggest its powers rival ibuprofen.
2. Fighting cancer
Again, that feisty little curcumin could help to prevent or treat cancers, including prostate, breast, skin and colon cancer.
A small study on patients with precancerous changes in different organs seemed to show that curcumin could stop these changes from developing into cancer. There’s also evidence that certain cancers are less common in countries where people eat curcumin daily over long periods
Other research indicates that curcumin could even kill existing cancer cells, possibly in conjunction with chemotherapy.
3. Combatting Alzheimer's
Because of curcumin’s powerful antioxidant properties, it’s thought to help prevent and treat diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
But turmeric also contains another chemical, turmerone, which could also help with these kinds of neurodegenerative conditions by stimulating stem cells to make new brain cells.