Friday, 6 December 2019

Turmeric The Underated Spice?

{Collaborative Post} Turmeric is this perhaps the hidden gem of the spice world? The underrated spice? Not only can this beautifully vibrant spice be used to pep up dishes but it also has a ton of health benefits. In our house the spice is used frequently when my husband cooks there are so dishes you can add it to and it can make a real difference to a dish. With its aromatic tones and slightly bitter taste with an almost gingery taste it can be an enhancement to your cooking. 


Here are a few ideas to what you can use turmeric for: 

- Add some vibrant colour to rice by sprinkling into the water as its cooking, gorgeous! You could also try adding it to pasta water too for a change to bland pasta.

- Rub into chicken or gammon skin to enhance the flavour and create a lovely, spiced rub. Mmmm, mmmm!! 

- Use to complement dishes such a vegetable, rice and beans. 

- Add to your curries to lift the flavour and give depth of flavour and intensity, you'd be surprised just how much it can make a difference in cooking. Delicious!


- It is said that turmeric can be used as an anti inflammatory

- It can be used to increase the antioxidant capacity of the body

- It has been said that including turmeric in your day to day routine may also improve your memory

As you can see there are so many uses for this vibrant spice, perhaps you do use it frequently or perhaps you don;t but if not how about incorporating it in your foods to see the difference it can make. It's readily available from leading retailers and is a must in the spice cupboard!


Have you got any other ideas that you can think that turmeric can be used for? Please do let me know in the comments!

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