Tumeric

 

  • Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is a part of the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years.  It gives foods that bright yellow tinge.
  • The western world is now paying attention to this super star herb.
  • Studies show that that turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and may prevent cancer of the breast, colon, stomach , liver and lungs
  • It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory to fight rheumatoid  arthritis and is used as a digestive aid.
  • Use ground turmeric sparingly since it’s quite potent.  It is sensitive to light so keep in a dark pantry
  • Sprinkle it on vegetables before baking; rub on meats to flavor, add to dressings and sauces and  use in curries, soups and any grain dish