Turn to Turmeric

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With its deep, golden hues and sharp, slightly bitter flavours, the use of the intense turmeric has been deeply-rooted in history. Besides being used as a botanical medicine, it is an indispensable part of spice sections and is showing up on every other dish today! This native to India and South-East Asia is touted as the healthiest of ingredients in the kitchen.

We have almost everybody raving about its wide ranging health benefits and why not? The active ingredients in it, curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown beneficial in treating anything from stomach ulcers to crohn’s disease. When combined with cauliflower, if research is to be believed, it can slow down the spread of cancer, making chemotherapy more effective.

Whether it is about blending it in curries and natural smoothies to sprinkling them into pancakes, its culinary uses are endless. It is also great to complement it with recipes that feature lentils. If you need to watch your weight, whip up a great low calorie dip with it or use it in soups and marinades. It will help to know how turmeric can be substituted for mustard or saffron. After all it is known as the poor man’s saffron!

Add turmeric as a health kick or liven up dishes with this power ingredient. Another thing worth mentioning is its use in the Indian golden milk. No other remedy will treat your cold and asthama like this one does!

Turn your foods golden with this health healing ingredient as you combine taste with nutrition. We bet you won’t need any more reasons to turn to turmeric, would you?

Shagufta Patel

With an academic background in Marketing, Shagufta is also an Image Advisor, Life-Skill Coach and a NLP practitioner with a penchant for writing. She intends to add value as part of the marketing team at ICCA and grow through new experiences. As passionate about food as she is about people, she believes that cultures though diverse across the globe; the one thing that holds common for nations and its folks, is that everyone loves a hearty meal prepared with love and care. Food according to her is the melting pot where all differences just vaporise and she is happy to be part of a culinary potpourri.

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