Turmeric powder, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, is a superfood. Turmeric is the spice responsible for the yellow colour of curry. It has been used as a spice and medicinal herb in India for thousands of years. Turmeric’s main active ingredient is curcumin. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties and is a potent antioxidant. Curcumin has potent antioxidant properties. It not only neutralizes free radicals but also stimulates your body’s own antioxidants.
A 1 tablespoon serving of turmeric powder contains a good amount of protein, vitamin C, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, sodium, and about 24 calories. It is also high in vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, and manganese.