Turmeric is the root spice responsible for giving a vibrant yellow colour to curry. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a medicinal herb, and in recent history science has confirmed this as fact.
The compounds responsible for these health benefits are called curcuminoids – curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a great antioxidant like Matcha. There are also numerous scientific studies that link it to preventing growth of certain types of cancer cells which is pretty impressive. A study from 2009 in Cork proved that the spice can destroy Oesophagus cancer cells in a lab!
There are many different ways of incorporating turmeric into your diet. It’s easy to come across in the UK and a wealth of online recipes exist to help people get their turmeric fix at home. We have several Turmeric drinks available at Quaker street for you to try!