Being born into an Indian house hold turmeric is no stranger, it would be in pretty much every other meal growing up as a child. I was also lucky to have not just powdered turmeric, but my mum would use fresh turmeric for certain dishes too. It's stains like nothing else, but reading the article below made me realise that extra time needed to brush my teeth is all worth it! Go to your local Indian grocers for your piece of fresh turmeric at a bargain price!
'Turmeric is an ancient root used for its healing properties for centuries. Turmeric comes from the rhizome (rootstock) of the Curcuma longa plant. To manufacture it, the roots of the plant are boiled, dried and then ground into a powder. Traditionally used in Chinese and Indian folk medicine, turmeric benefits are amazing and able to treat a wide range of illnesses. The powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities of turmeric have made it a precious commodity for ages!
Referred to as “Indian saffron” in medieval England, turmeric wasn’t understood or valued for a long time. People used it as natural food dye instead of as the unbelievable healing agent it really is. The many turmeric health benefits are truly incredible!