What’s the Buzz about Turmeric?

Turmeric root and powder

Turmeric root and powder

Turmeric is like the jam right now. Everywhere you turn turmeric is mentioned, whether it be in your smoothies or sprinkled on top of your food, turmeric is “trendy”. But why is this once unpopular spice so trendy now? Let’s dive in and see what the big deal is about this spice.

So what is turmeric? It is a bright yellow spice that is carried in both root and powder form. It has a bitter, peppery, ginger flavor. We all know tha turmeric is main ingredient in curry but the benefits on turmeric go beyond the use of it in curry.

Health enthusiast rave about turmeric for its antioxidant and has a strong anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has been used to treat problems like toothaches, bruises, diabetes, arthritis and even depression.

Between the amazing flavor and fantastic health benefits, it is no wonder people are jumping on the turmeric band wagon. Turmeric can be used in many recipes like smoothies, overnight oats, or vegetableĀ  soup.

What’s your feelings on turmeric? Do you use it on the daily or not a fan of the spice?

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