By: Alicia Martin
Spices not only add a tasty flavor to dishes, but they also present many significant health benefits. One of the most beneficial spices you can consume is turmeric, which is why so many cultures around the world utilize various turmeric recipes. The spice is known not only for its flavor, but also for its ability to fight cancer, heart disease, and even boost total immunity. It can even help prevent and treat conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, aging, and arthritis.
With these many benefits, you will be enticed to include turmeric in your meals everyday. But what recipes can you use turmeric for? Here are some of the most popular turmeric recipes you can use in your daily life:
A Few Turmeric Recipes
Curry - Curry dishes do not only use turmeric, but a variety of other spices rich in nutrients as well. Curries usually have a meat base, but you can also use vegetables for it. Curries are fairly simple to make, as you essentially just mix spices and nutritious ingredients such as garlic, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, onion, and cilantro. All of these are seriously powerful health boosters, and they are quite delicious. The best part? It’s really simple. Just mix and wait till you get a pasty texture.
Barbecue - Barbecue meals are usually accompanied by marinated sauces and sometimes even dipping sauces. You can use turmeric to augment the marinated sauce for your meat or vegetables; use the turmeric sauce as a sauce to garnish the barbecue while it is cooking, and use for a dipping sauce recipe afterwards.
Soup - Turmeric usually comes in powder form when you buy it from the supermarket, but you can also find turmeric root or liquid turmeric. Using liquid or turmeric root, you can boil the turmeric to make tea, or you can add it to your favorite soup recipe.
Salads - Further expanding your turmeric recipes, you can also use turmeric as an added flavor to your salad dressing.
Turmeric is usually accompanied by other spices like cumin, curry powder, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and many other ingredients to give more flavor to a dish. However, turmeric alone can be helpful to not only satisfy your tastebuds but your entire body as well. Add a few tablespoons to your dishes, and add many more health benefits to your life!