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7 Ways to Eat (& Drink!) Turmeric

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7 Ways to Eat (& Drink!) Turmeric

Article by: Kitchn

1. Add it to scrambles and frittatas.

Use a pinch of turmeric in scrambled eggs, a frittata, or tofu scramble. If you or your family are new to turmeric, this is a great place to start because the color is familiar and the flavor subtle.

2. Toss it with roasted vegetables.

Turmeric's slightly warm and peppery flavor works especially well with cauliflower, potatoes, and root vegetables.

3. Add it to rice.

A dash of turmeric brings color and mild flavor to a pot of plain rice or a fancier pilaf.

4. Try it with greens.

Sprinkle turmeric into sautéed or braised greens like kale, collards, and cabbage.

5. Use it in soups.

A bowl of vegetable or chicken soup feels even more warming when it's tinged with golden turmeric.

6. Blend it into a smoothie.

While fresh turmeric root is especially great in juices and smoothies, a pinch of ground spice is good, too. The slightly pungent flavor is usually well masked in smoothies.

7. Make tea.

Simmer turmeric with milk and honey to make an earthy and comforting beverage.

An Additional Tip: 

If you're looking to get the health benefits of turmeric, pair it with pepper. Herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt tells us, "To get the most out of your turmeric add 3% black pepper to the mix. Black pepper improves the bioavailability of turmeric, making smaller doses more effective." This works out to about 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper to 1/4 cup of turmeric. To make it easy, I simply premix pepper into my jar of turmeric.