Turmeric is an amazing spice that is full of incredible nutritional benefits. It is most commonly found in the spice aisle in a powder, but you can actually buy it in its root form. It comes from the ginger family and is native to southern Asia. Turmeric has a gentle mustardy flavor that is a great compliment to Indian and Pakistani cuisines including curries.
Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory capabilities due to the yellow pigment called curcumin, which is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent. Studies has shown its high antioxidants may protect you against free radicals which can turn into cancerous cells.