The Best Ways to Use Turmeric

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Turmeric is a spice that stems mainly from Indian and Caribbean cultures, and these days it’s the hottest new spice trend in the Western world. The main reason for this, in addition to its amazing taste, is that it’s extremely good for you. In fact, many studies claim that turmeric can reduce inflammation, protect cells from radiation, and even prevent cancer. So if you’re looking to get more turmeric into your diet, here are some of the best ways you can use it.

Curry and Soup

Curry is one of the most popular dishes where turmeric can be found. When you saute your vegetables for the curry, toss in a teaspoon of turmeric, and you’ll be golden. The same applies for soup.

Rice and Other Sides

Turmeric lends itself wisely to a handful of side dishes, the most classic of them being rice. If you add about a half a teaspoon of turmeric to your water while the rice is cooking, it’ll give it a wonderful kick.

Mac N’ Cheese

Yes, that’s right. This is probably the first time you’ve ever heard of Mac N’ Cheese with turmeric, but the flavors actually blend surprisingly well. Add half a teaspoon of turmeric to the cheese sauce, and it’ll make your Mac N’ Cheese healthier!