Turmeric is a spice which is a member of the ginger family and has been native to East India and the Middle East for several centuries.
Turmeric consists of a vivid yellow to orange colour and provides an earthy taste with a musky aroma, not to mention to heaps of phytonutrients that it provides.
- Consists of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory which supports the digestion of fats, reduces bloating, and improves skin conditions including eczema. (1)
- Increases good (high-density lipid) cholesterol and reduces bad (low-density lipid) cholesterol due to curcumin; which as a result protects the heart and significantly helps people with metabolic syndrome. (2)
- An excellent source of manganese and iron which are essential elements to regulate the flow of blood around the body. (3)
- Provides a good quantity of fibre which helps stimulate metabolic functions quicker and clean the intestinal gut. (4)
- Contains vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and potassium which are essential for metabolising amino acids and increasing the fluidity between cells respectively. (5) (6)
- A good source of magnesium which is vital for joint movement and neurone functions. (7)
Combine turmeric with black pepper for higher absorption of curcumin to increase hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is a natural antidepressant and helps create new brain cells as well as reduce the risk of anxiety and stress symptoms.
Turmeric Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon, ground
|Calories from Fat||6|
|Total Fat||1 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrates||4 g||4%|
|Dietary Fibre||1 g||6%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C||3%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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