Turmeric Health Benefits?
Turmeric has got to be one of the healthiest spices on the planet. When the spice is raw or essentially not dry and not in powder form, it looks like the uglier sibling of ginger. Cutting open the turmeric root, it shines a bright orange. Buried under that gnarly skin is a beautiful orange colored vegetable that is brighter than even a carrot. The smell if the turmeric root is so strong that they will stay in your sinus, walls, counters and clothes if you aren’t careful. Once you smell it, you know you are dealing with Indian food. It’s infamous for staining everything that it touches, but fortunately due to its many purported health benefits, turmeric is quickly becoming the next diamond and healthiest spice of all.
Turmeric Health Benefits has been used for over 2500 years in India. The health benefits of turmeric have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that it can be helpful in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
If you don’t trust my word, here are a few scholarly studies showing the benefits of Turmeric.
Want to start cooking with healthy Turmeric? Use our curry masala which is loaded with it. It is packed with pepper as well since the combination of pepper with turmeric is powerful based on a University of Michigan study. When turmeric and black pepper (piperine) are combined, they make a potent anti-cancer combination. Several studies have found that a compound in black pepper called piperine makes the cancer-fighting curcumin in turmeric as much as 1,000 times more bioavailable.
Here’s to cooking more Indian food with Turmeric.