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Written by Hema Reddy / September 1st, 2014

Above: cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Steven Jackson

It has been used in Asia for centuries. Part of the ginger family, it has really taken off in the last few years. Prices of this herb range from 50 cents to $60/pound. We are bullish on the health benefits of turmeric and we would like to share our findings:

  • Antioxidant benefits. How it works in your body
  • Anti-inflammatory and topical uses of turmeric
  • Examples of startups utilizing turmeric for gourmet products in Hawaii and Manhattan
  • How to optimize the bio availability of turmeric in the kitchen (and a few recipes!!)

Disclaimer: We are not doctors or health professionals. This is for entertainment and a starting place for additional research.

Recipe 1: Turmeric Tea (Video)

1-turmeric and ginger tea wth lemon and coconut oil

1 cup water to 1 teaspoon of turmeric

3 tsp turmeric

2 tspginger

1 tsp black pepper

almond milk or occonut milk works too


Recipe 2: Chicken Breast Fillets

*Dash of salt, ½ tspand pepper, ¾ tsp turmeric, honey

*Seared on both sides about 4 minutes

*Add crushed almonds