Turmeric is the pungent, pumpkin colored spice that gives curry its distinctive color and taste. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. (Click the picture to read more.)
Ever wondered what gives curries their brilliant yellow color? It’s turmeric! This spice has been consumed for thousands of years and has been used medicinally to treat all sorts of health issues. The main therapeutic properties are found in a specific component of turmeric called curcumin. It is the part that gives turmeric that striking yellow color.(...)
In fact, did you know that turmeric is one of the highest antioxidant spices that also exhibits brain-protecting effects? In India, where curry containing turmeric and other spices is eaten daily, rates of Alzheimers disease is among the lowest in the world, proving some of the brain-protecting effects of turmeric.
curcumin may have cancer destroying properties. A reason to eat more Indian food! Guess what my beautiful Macleod family? Our home will now be filled with curry, turmeric & cur cumin smells. Whatever works!