Nano-Encapsulated Curcumin

Water-insoluble curcumin (the pigment in turmeric that has recently been undergoing research for its potentially cancer-fighting properties) has been encapsulated in nanospheres by researchers at Johns Hopkins and (where else?) the University of Delhi in order to make it more available in the human bloodstream.

From the article:
The Johns Hopkins team has already shown in laboratory experiments with pancreatic cancer cells that nanocurcumin retains its ability to activate key events that destroy tumors. What’s more, early animal studies have revealed that the nanoparticles are nontoxic, the team says.

Let’s hope so on that latter point.

One question, though: can I use it on microgreens, or will that tear the very fabric of the universe asunder?


2 thoughts on “Nano-Encapsulated Curcumin

  1. Hi,
    Nice to read your posting.Thanks for the link.Happy to know that our home spice is a such precious SPICE to cure in regular cooking.If you are using A pinch of turmeric would help on microgreens in cooking.Otherwise it just tears the fabrics of the universe as under.
    Currently offline and taking undue break.Just hopped on to see notes on turmeric.Thank you.

  2. Thanks for the note, Rayma. I’m sure in coming years we’ll find out about more health-giving properties of spices – they are so intensely flavored; it just seems to go along that they would be intensely powerful as well. Hope you are well and to see you back online soon; I certainly understand how life gets in the way sometimes. šŸ™‚

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