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Spices, Turmeric

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Description

Turmeric is a healing spice if there ever was one!

Hailing from the root of Curcuma longa - a leafy plant in the Zingiberaceae, or ginger family - recent research shows this golden-hued spice helps to fight cancer, guard against Alzheimer's, and balance blood sugar. That's because curcumin, the phytonutrient that gives turmeric its color, has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.  

The root, or rhizome, of turmeric has a tough brown skin and bright orange flesh. Ground turmeric comes from fingers which extend from the root. It is boiled or steamed and then dried, and ground. India is the world's primary producer of turmeric; it is also grown in China and Indonesia.

Turmeric is a necessary ingredient of curry powder and is used extensively in Indian dishes, including lentil and meat dishes, and in Southeast Asian cooking. Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. It has a pungent, bitter flavor.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=159,277

Selecting & Storing

Store ground turmeric in a cool, dark, dry place for up to 6 months.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)turmeric

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Calories: 7

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 3 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.2 g
Saturated Fat
0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
10 g
ALA
10 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.3 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.88 g
Sugars
0.06 g
Fiber
0.42 g
Protein
0.16 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.52 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.06 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.04 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.27 mg
0%
Folate
0.78 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.1 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.98 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
3.66 mg
0%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.83 mg
5%
Magnesium
3.86 mg
1%
Manganese
0.16 mg
8%
Phosphorous
5.36 mg
1%
Potassium
50.5 mg
1%
Selenium
0.09 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.76 mg
0%
Zinc
0.09 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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