We know our customers aren’t the type to live under rocks, but just in case you have been off the grid lately, you may have missed the rise of the “Golden Milk”, the ancient Ayurvedic drink made traditionally from Turmeric, pepper and milk. Morlife has now added our functional food twist to the classic recipe, introducing our Turmeric Latte.
With the added benefits of being vegan, gluten free, no added sugar, prebiotic fibres and measured curcumin, we've extracted all our functional ingredients here for you so you can learn why our Turmeric Latte is the best!
Has traditionally used for 4000 years for its amazing benefits, with over 27,000 scientific articles published in the past 10 years, it’s easy to see why its touted by “think with Google: Food Trends 2016” as a Rising Star and Top Trending Functional Food. Our turmeric powder is Certified Organic by Australian Certified Organic to ensure you are only getting the best. We then fortify our blend with Turmeric Extract to ensure you are getting a real dose of turmeric in every serve, and to prove our point, we even tested the Curcumin and Total Curcuminoids content to scientifically show our point of difference.
Ginger has been used as a traditional herbal medicine since ancient times, closely related to Turmeric. Originating in South-East Asia, it soon spread across the globe. The functional property of ginger comes from its volatile oils, especially gingerols, which are also responsible for its strong taste.
Black pepper is the world's most commonly used spice, added to cuisines all around the world. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical constituent piperine. Turmeric and Black pepper are a match made in heaven, with Shoba (et. al. 1997) finding piperine enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, from turmeric, by 2000%. Curcumin bioavailability, without the addition of black pepper, was found to be almost undetectable in comparison.
Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. The functional constituents of cinnamon stem from the essential oils found in its bark, cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate and cinnamyl alcohol. Cinnamon has also been valued in Traditional Chinese Medicine, for its warming qualities, especially when combined with ginger, and gives the perfect irresistible aroma to our functional Turmeric Latte.
Inulin and Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are both forms of prebiotic dietary fibres (soluble fibre). Prebiotics work by promoting the growth of specific beneficial probiotic gut bacteria, delivering a beneficial physiological effect on the host (Kelly, 2008).
Monk fruit juice powder
Monk fruit, A.K.A. “lo han guo”, is a small round fruit which looks like a melon, first used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century, hence the fruit’s unusual name. Monk fruit juice powder is created by removing the seeds and skin of the fruit, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice. The fruit juice is exceptionally sweet, not due to sugar content, but due to antioxidants called mogrosides. As such, is a great, low sugar, natural sweetener.
Kelly, G 2008, ‘Inulin-Type Prebiotics-A Review: Part 1’, Alternative Medicine Review, vol.13, no. 4, p.315.
Shoba, G, Joy, D, Joseph, T, Majeed, M, Rajendran, R & Srinivas, P 1997, ‘Influence of Piperine on the Pharmacokinetics of Curcumin in Animals and Human Volunteers’, Planta Medica, vol. 64, no. 4, pp.353-356