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Have you heard of all of turmeric’s health benefits, but are unsure about the taste? We've got you covered!
WHAT DOES TURMERIC TASTE LIKE?
The culinary team here at "Rachael Ray" says that the golden-hued Indian spice has a pungent, earthy-sweet taste. You’ll find it commonly used in Indian curries which isn’t surprising, given that the country produces nearly 80 percent of the world’s supply!
It’s typically sold in a dried, ground form (and that’s what you’re most likely to find at your local supermarket), but sometimes it can be found raw.
When it’s raw, turmeric root looks more fresh ginger, with a papery, knobby skin and an interior flesh that is orange, compared to the electric yellow of the dried spice.
“It’s extremely potent and will instantly stain anything it touches,” explains Jeanette Donnarumma, the show’s senior culinary producer. “I used it in my stainless steel juicer and it even turned that yellow!” It’s sometimes called “Indian saffron” because of the unforgettable color.
So while you might not want to spill it on your favorite dress, rest easy knowing that this ancient spice has loads of health benefits too!
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC?
It’s considered good for digestion and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric also contains a chemical called curcumin. Some early research suggests curcumin may have potential for helping memory loss and preventing clogged arteries.
Pro tip: In order for your body to absorb turmeric, combine it with black pepper.
So are you ready to add this super spice to your kitchen?
WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH TURMERIC?
You can’t make a curry without it, but turmeric is featured in plenty of other recipes, too, especially when you need to add a pop of color!
“Turmeric is so great for adding to salad dressings, curries, for sprinkling on veggies before roasting,” explains Glassman.
For a traditional dish with the spice, try these grilled chicken breasts served alongside curry rice, or this crispy-bottomed yellow rice.
Prefer to drink your spices? Watch the video above to see Glassman make her turmeric latte, the perfect AM sipper. You can easily change it to a lighter turmeric tea by substituting hot water for the almond milk.
“This will give it a lighter, less creamy mouthfeel,” says Glassman.
As always, check with your doctor before making dietary changes.