12 Apr 2023 • 7 min read
It's much more than just an ingredient in your favourite curry
Read on for a closer look at this bright yellow spice and how it could help ease digestion, along with tips on the alternative ways to eat it.
A member of the ginger family, turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years as both a culinary spice and medicinal herb. The root (or rhizome) of the plant is dried and ground to make the powdered spice we use in cooking.
It naturally contains curcumin, a compound which has been studied for its anti-inflammatory effects.
Although it’s a wonderful addition to spicy curries, there are many other ways to get a boost. Ground turmeric is the most common form of this spice and it’s easy to reap its benefits by adding a spoonful into your daily regulars such as coffee, soup, salad dressing or your morning smoothie.
And if you’re not too keen on eating this golden spice, then did you know that you can still reap all the health benefits from taking just two capsules a day?