Origin: Turmeric is a product of Curcuma Longa, a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, native to tropical South Asia. As many as 133 species of Curcuma have been identified worldwide to date.
Flavor Profile: Turmeric is warm, earthy, bitter, and has a peppery spice. Has a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger.
How To Eat: Turmeric arrives ready for consumption. It can be consumed raw by cutting or grating it up. This root can also be turned into a powder to use in dishes like curry! It also adds a nice dose of nutrients, color, and earthly flavor to smoothies. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It is a very strong antioxidant.Because curcumin is fat-soluble, consuming it with fat may increase absorption. Turmeric is also best consumed with black pepper for absorption purposes.
Fun Fact: Known as one of the healthiest foods in the world, turmeric has many anti inflammatory benefits.
To read more about turmeric and the significant evidence that has indicated its potential against several chronic diseases, visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3918523/
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