Top 10 Ways to Add Turmeric


Turmeric has great beneficial properties, though it is always good to look into benefits as well as side effects, especially for people using medication! Turmeric has been used through the ages in Chinese, Indian and Japanese medicine, mostly for its anti-inflammatory properties. NB: It is essential to add (black) pepper and oil for better absorption of  the active curcumin. 

Here are 10 ways to add it to our regular diet:

  1. With omelettes, frittatas, pancakes or scrambled eggs.
  2. Add it in tea with some honey or try the ancient recipe for Golden Milk
  3. Add it to smoothies (along with avocado as fat or dissolve it in coconut oil).
  4. Sprinkle some on your toast with avocado.
  5. Some people just take a spoon with turmeric and pepper dissolved in oil.
  6. To easily ingest one can also make small balls with honey, pepper, Ceylon cinnamon and coconut oil.
  7. Add it to stir fry dishes, vegetable pies or soups.
  8. Add it to dry rice, lentils or risotto (saffron is definitely more expensive).
  9. Make a nice curry, based on a true garam masala.
  10. Use it on chickpeas or kale chips before you dry them in the oven.


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As with all spices, make sure you buy organic, for supermarkets are very good at selling low grade spices which have been processed and/or full of pesticides, thus influencing the benefits. Be careful with this ingredient, wear an apron, for the colour stains and the stain is rather difficult to wash out!


Interesting facts:

  • We can also use it to brush an whiten our teeth!
  • Turmeric is also used in body and hair care.

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  1. Reply Eva Rawposa 14th April 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I’m guilty of getting bulk spices from the supermarket! Do you have a favorite supplier online, or do you buy all your spices locally Marleen??

    • Reply Marleen Lam 14th April 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Eva, good to see you here!
      I usually buy spices at an Asian market, unless no time; then I go to an Asian supermarket.
      Regarding the fact you mentioned on FB you buy in bulk, what kind of recipes do you use tumeric for?

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