Turmeric

Turmeric is an amazing spice that is full of incredible nutritional benefits. It is most commonly found in the spice aisle in a powder, but you can actually buy it in its root form. It comes from the ginger family and is native to southern Asia. Turmeric has a gentle mustardy flavor that is a great compliment to Indian and Pakistani cuisines including curries. Check your curry powder labels - a lot of curry powder contains turmeric in its ingredient list. I also like to sprinkle it in potato salads, cauliflower, and tofu scrambles. Keep reading to find out all its amazing nutritional benefits!

Turmeric

Check out all the amazingness that 2 teaspoons of turmeric can give you (DV = Daily Value):

It has strong anti-inflammatory capabilities due to the yellow pigment of turmeric called curcumin, which is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent. Studies has shown its high antioxidants may protect you against free radicals which can turn into cancerous cells. 

Lastly, if you're looking for more interesting information on turmeric and all its nutritional gains and cancer fighting abilities, watch this video from Dr. Michael Greger's NutritionFacts.org: