Turmeric is a spice in a powder form made from a rhizome of a plant with the same name.
For centuries, this spice was used as a food preservative, coloring agent, and a culinary flavor. But the more important is that it is loaded with anti-oxidants and has excellent anti-inflammatory qualities. The reason for all this goodness is curcumin, the most important of many turmeric compounds. Researchers have been studying curcumin as a beneficial agent in cancer treatment. Multiple studies have shown that curcumin can reduce the growth of cancerous cells.
The more reasons to use turmeric in your daily meals! With its warm, peppery flavor and bright orange color it will make your every meal healthier and you happier as a result.
You can do scrambled eggs with a pinch of turmeric, toss it with roasted vegetables, add it to rice and even put into your smoothies.
As for its nutrition values, turmeric is low in calories: 2 tablespoons have just 16 calories. It is an excellent source of both iron and manganese, a good source of vitamin B6, dietary +fiber, and potassium.
If you like me would like to stay young and healty, it’s time to start using turmeric.