Turmeric is most commonly used in Indian and Sri Lankan cooking but there’s more to this vibrant orange spice than flavouring your curry.

Turmeric (often misspelled “tumeric”) is the latest food attracting the “superfood” label.

Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for over 4000 years. It is fabulous for boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol and is also a natural anti inflammatory. It is also effective in treating symptoms of pre-menstrual stress. Research also suggests that it is effective in combating some cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.

You can have your turmeric sprinkled over most meals or grated into hot water to make tea. You can add tumeric to your salad dressings or to mayonnaise to make a dip. There are no limits to what you can do with this spice, just don’t be afraid to be imaginative and experimental!