Turmeric - The Golden Spice

As you already know, turmeric is one of our favorite ingredients. And not only because it taints everything with a golden color but because it's very versatile and has plenty of benefits.  

Here are some facts that you might find useful about this gorgeous tuber.⁣

1. Its main active ingredient is Curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very potent antioxidant.⁣

2. Curcumin is such a strong anti-inflammatory that scientists have seen results that match some anti-inflammatory drugs' effectiveness! (Without the side effects, of course!)⁣

3. Different studies have also shown that it blocks the NF-kB molecule that travels into our cells' nuclei and turns on genes related to inflammation. This molecule is also believed to play a significant role in many chronic diseases. ⁣

4. Curcumin has been found to be a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, thanks to its chemical structure.⁣

To enjoy the benefits of this incredible gift of nature, you don't need to buy your entire farmers' market stock! Just a little each day can make a difference. You can add it to almost every dish, for example, how about a non-alcoholic anti-inflammatory mimosa?

 

TURMERIC MIMOSA

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium-size pieces of turmeric peeled (or 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder)
  • 1 inch-piece of ginger peeled
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 orange squeezed (if needed to add some sweetener)
  • 1 bottle of sparkling water.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Blend the first for ingredients together.
  2. Strain the content in a glass jar and leave it in the fridge until it's time to use.
  3. Serve combined with the sparkling water with a ratio of 1:1 ideally.

 

Happy brunch & enjoy!