Lately it seems like everyone's talking about turmeric, and it turns out, it's true.
Google recently released its list of top food trends for the year so far, and turmeric tops the list.
But what is it? And how do you use it?
Turmeric is a rhizome (like ginger) with a bright yellow hue and a slightly bitter, spicy flavor that works well in all manner of recipes, sweet and savory.
What makes it special are its nutritional attributes. curcumin, the compound that gives turmeric a bright color (and stains your countertops, so be careful!), has been found to do everything from prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes and cure indigestion to prevent heart attacks, fight cancer, ease the symptoms of arthritis and improve memory.
Luckily, turmeric is also delicious. Try out this trending spice for yourself in these tasty, healthy recipes.