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Spotlight: Tasty Turmeric - An Ancient Spice Goes Modern


Turmeric is referred by many names in the Sanskrit language. The most common Sanskrit name is Haridra meaning “the yellow one". Another Sanskrit name for turmeric is Kanchani meaning the yellow goddess.


Turmeric, often referred to as yellow gold, it is the leading crusader against disease. Curcumin, its active ingredient, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and shown to protect every single organ in the body.


It is pungent, bitter and astringent in taste, dry and light in quality and has a heating potency. Because it is pungent and warming, it pacifies the vata and kapha doshas.


The tasty spice derived from Turmeric root is rich in antioxidants, flavor, color and much more. Not only is this ground spice great for cooking, it packs nutrients backed by research and you can even use it to color your dishes.





This month on The Costco Connection Magazine, turmeric is on the spotlight! Learn how to incorporate the ancient spice into your plate and see our very own recipe from the beSPICED YouTube Channel for a yummy filling plate that will leave you craving for more!


Need an easy remedy using turmeric spice for these cool Winter days? Learn how to make a Honey Throat coat to soothe Winter cold sniffles and itchy throats.

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