In Food News: Turmeric is Trending

Whether in a juice combo or adding kick to a curry dish, turmeric is making news beyond just culinary circles.

The spice has been used in India for thousands of years both in cooking and as a medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time… it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to common ailments, such as heart disease and arthritis. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to cause inflammation.

But enough science! Turmeric is simply a delicious way to support a healthful lifestyle. And many Public Market purveyors offer foods featuring the tasty spice. Where can you get your daily dose of turmeric?

Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery – Turmeric Spice cashew-cream cone. Dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and organic!

Wazwan Indian Cuisine – Dedicated to Ayurvedic-inspired Indian fare, numerous dishes from Wazwan are rich in turmeric. Additionally, Wazwan’s chef-owner notes that bright foods – such as those turmeric-infused yellow curries, play a role in brightening your mood.

Paradita Eatery – A signature dish of Peruvian cuisine, Aji de Gallina is distinguished by its bright yellow cream sauce – a turmeric-infused treat.

Next time you’re enjoying a turmeric dish at Public Market, snap a photo and tag us on Instagram!