From turmeric lattes to heady curry spice blends, turmeric has achieved the distinction of ‘Most Popular Spice’ in the last few years due to its earthy odor, distinct flavor and confirmation of its numerous health benefits. The powder is made from the root of the curcuma longa plant (a relative to ginger and galangal) and instills a beautiful yellow hue to everything it touches; for this reason it is known as Indian Saffron. From spiced lamb tagine and chicken khao soi to coconut turmeric pie and golden milk icecream, turmeric is an easy addition to many recipes and drinks and packs a powerful nutritional punch.
High in free-radical fighting antioxidants, the spice fends off damage that causes premature aging and supports brain health, while anti-inflammatory properties lessen joint and back pain, and calm skin irritation and rosacea. Turmeric also contains antibacterial properties that work to support skin healing and combat acne, making it a true super-spice.
As a single ingredient, turmeric and its active constituent curcumin, are poorly absorbed in the body. As a fat-soluble ingredient however, it is best utilized when combined with a fat and black pepper, which boosts absorption. Bioglan has created Hi-Zorb Turmeric by blending the natural spice with coconut oil powder and black pepper to increase absorption by 49% when compared to regular turmeric, and is therefore an essential part of your culinary tool kit to maximize both flavor and natural health care. It’s a win-win for your health and your tastebuds!