- 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