Did you know that turmeric has been used for 4,500 years? It's getting even more popular. In fact, it was the most popular seasoning purchased in 2015. 2016 is sure to end up being another big year for this superfood, due to its many applications.
In 500 B.C. turmeric emerged in the ancient Indian system of natural healing, which is still practiced today in the highly populated region of the world. This root has been celebrated for centuries as both food and medicine.
First of all, turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. It’s nutritional components work to boost the immune system through absorption of curcumin, which is found in the turmeric root plant. When you absorb organic turmeric into your body’s system, it begins to work and fight off free-radical cells. Regular usage can also contribute to curbing fat-loss. When you can start to feel great inside and on the outside amazing things can happen.
MAXIMIZING THE POTENTIAL OF THIS POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
Turmeric powder is a popular ingredient in a myriad of Indian dishes to flavor and many fun-filled recipes. It's usually consumed via a powder to help with it mixing well into dishes. In addition to these ideas for recipe ingredients, even consider adding a small dash to your morning smoothie for an extra antioxidant boost. The flavor will likely stay masked by the other fruits, veggies, and protein powder(s) you may choose to include.
SOUP: AN EASY WAY TO ENJOY TURMERIC
For instance, you can liven up a soup with its BOLD flavor in a delicious saffron yellow pepper soup.
Here's how to make it:
First, crush several saffron threads with a few pinches of sea salt.
Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large pot.
Saute until soft, but not brown
5 sliced yellow peppers
1 sliced large onion
2 sliced garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
pinch of saffron salt.
Add one large potato, cubed 6 cups of water.
Simmer for 20 minutes. When potatoes are cooked, puree.
Taste and add more salt if needed. Indulge!