Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric
Explore the origins, nutritional benefits, and believed medicinal properties of the golden spice, Turmeric.
Turmeric is a root and relative of ginger, but its bright yellow color makes it easy to distinguish it from other members of the ginger family. Turmeric gives many curry dishes that golden color. Turmeric has been used in Indian and other Asian countries as a culinary spice for thousands of years. Turmeric has also been used as a medicinal herb because of its believed medical properties.
Superfood is a term that refers to nutrient-dense foods. Turmeric is one spice that is always at the top of Superfood lists. Turmeric is packed with tons of vitamins and minerals. Turmeric is packed with iron and manganese. It is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals like B6, vitamin C, potassium, and even provides a good deal of fiber. The source of many of turmeric's nutrient powerhouse comes from a compound called curcumin. Due to the growing popularity of turmeric in the US in recent years, researchers have begun studying the claims and beliefs of the ancient medicinal uses for turmeric. Check out all the evidence-based findings that pack up traditional Indian uses of turmeric!
Evidence-Based Benefits: Curcumin
Turmeric and Daily Crunch
Given all these amazing benefits, the Daily Crunch team felt turmeric was the perfect spice to give Golden Goodness that its signature golden hue. Enjoy Golden Goodness Sprouted almonds and give your body all the turmeric love it deserves!
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