Turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, where it was used as a culinary spice and had some religious significance. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, giving it the classic golden color.
Use: Authentic Indian Cuisine, curries, vegetable, chicken, stew, soup, fish, sauce, and kicks up you morning smoothy.
Health Benefits: Turmeric has many health benefits including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has also been linked to alleviating allergies and arthritis.
Did you know: If you add ¼ tsp. to your rice cooking water it will give it a yellow color.