All About Turmeric

Turmeric is native to India and Southeast Asia, where it has been popular in cuisines for several thousand years. But what makes this golden-colored bright spice so wonderful? People have used Tumeric for a variety of health conditions for thousands of years because it contains anti-inflammatory properties. Using turmeric in recipes can add inflammation-fighting power to meals and drinks throughout the day.

Despite its use in cooking for so long, turmeric continues to surprise researchers with its wide-ranging health benefits. Studies on turmeric now have shown its potential for improving blood sugar balance, and kidney function. The amount of turmeric that you need to receive health benefits is not a lot. Beyond that, it adds rich color and flavor to many dishes, mostly used in curries and soups.

So what is the best way to use this wonderful spice? You can use it on roasted veggies. Turmeric’s slightly peppery flavor works well with cauliflower, potatoes, and root vegetables. If you are new to this spice, you can add it to your omelet for the color is familiar and the flavor subtle. It makes a delicious addition to searing pork chops. Our Pineapple Mango & Lime Chipotle pairs nicely with pork. 

Making curry? Go for our Thai Green Curry for a spicy kick. A touch of turmeric brings a mild flavor to rice or pilaf.  Because of its subtle and savory taste, turmeric makes a great addition to spice rubs for meat.

With all the recipes and dishes out there that use turmeric, you probably haven’t even found your favorite yet!

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