Turmeric is a vibrant yellow spice derived from the same plant family as ginger. It has been used in India and in Chinese medicine for thousands of years for the treatment of illness and disease. It has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer properties which makes it an excellent spice to incorporate into your foods.
Turmeric root and ground turmeric can be added to foods, like curries, smoothies, milks, rice (and other grains), soups, stir-fries, egg dishes, and dips. Food companies add ground turmeric to some mustards and cheeses to add colour naturally vs using a yellow dye.
For a more potent antioxidant effect, turmeric can be taken in supplement form, including capsules containing powder and in tincture form.
This healthy dip will only take you 10 minutes to whip up, and will cost you a fraction of the store-bought versions. Turmeric has a warm, and slightly bitter taste, which perfectly compliments the other flavours. This hummus will keep in your fridge for 3-5 days. Enjoy with vegetables and whole grain crackers. Use as a spread on a sandwich or wrap, as a replacement for butter or mayonnaise. It is also excellent (and stunning) on avocado toast!
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