Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties and signature golden color make it a standout in the spice aisle. You’ll spot turmeric root, part of the ginger family, in the produce department. Look for the root with the brown skin and orange flesh.
When using turmeric (pronounced TOOmeric) in recipes, 1 tsp. of ground turmeric is equal to 1 Tbsp. of grated turmeric root. To use turmeric root, peel it as you would ginger root, then grate it. Refrigerate leftovers, wrapped in plastic, for up to 7 days.
New to turmeric? This ancient spice, native to India, has a warm, pungent flavor. Add it to curries, grilled chicken, salad dressing, hummus, or grains. Or, enjoy it in products such as mustards, teas, and drink mixes.
“Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and a strong antioxidant that has been used in cooking for thousands of years!”
—Meghan Sedivy, Fresh Thyme Registered Dietitian
SOUPS: Stir 1 to 2 tsp. ground turmeric into broth-based soups like chicken noodle.
SMOOTHIES: Add ¼ tsp. ground turmeric to your smoothie.
ROASTED VEGGIES: Sprinkle roasted root vegetables with ½ tsp. ground turmeric.
RICE: Add 1 tsp. ground turmeric to the cooking liquid when cooking 2 cups rice.
EGGS: Beat ¼ tsp. into 2 scrambled eggs.
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