Turmeric has been traditionally used in India for thousands of years in cooking and as a herbal remedy. Use it daily to add flavour to many meals, or even in tea!
What are the benefits of Turmeric?
1. Perfect in curry dishes
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s distinct yellow colour. It can be added to curries along with black pepper, which helps your body to absorb the curcumin.
When cooking rice, a teaspoon of turmeric powder can be added to the pot along with a stick of cinnamon and some cardamom pods.
Fresh turmeric can be chopped into fine pieces and then placed into the freezer to keep in easy batches.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is ‘Curcumin’, which is a very strong antioxidant. It helps to consume a bit of black pepper with turmeric to ensure that the curcumin is adequately absorbed into your system.
When making a cup of tea, try adding a few thinly sliced pieces of fresh turmeric along with some ginger and lemon.
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is part of the same family as ginger and is native to India. The taste of turmeric is quite peppery and almost like mustard. It adds a lovely flavour which compliments many dishes. It has a wide range of therapeutic effects and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Indian practices. Turmeric is most commonly used in curries, mustards and relishes but can also be added to teas and smoothies for an antioxidant boost.