December 03, 2020 2 min read

Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric

Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric

Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric

Explore the origins, nutritional benefits, and believed medicinal properties of the golden spice, Turmeric. 

Origins

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 Approved

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 

  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound: 
    • May reduce ulcers and aid in wound healing
    • May also reduce pain associated with arthritis
  • Dramatically Increases the Antioxidant Ability of the human body
  • Research has shown a link to improved brain function. This can help to promote a more balanced mind and also reduce the risk of brain disease.
  • The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have even been shown to help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Curcumin can help improve cholesterol levels, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease

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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