Turmeric

TurmericTurmeric is a bright-yellow spice bursting with antioxidants, that adds color and a slight toasty flavor to dishes.

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Flavor side dishes by sprinkling turmeric into stir-frys and vegetable sautés. Or add it to simmering quinoa or rice .

Brighten chicken and fish by mixing turmeric with other spices for a meat rub or add turmeric to your favorite marinades. It will natually add a yellow color to your dish.

Add often but sparingly. Too much turmeric makes a dish bitter. Use about a half-teaspoon for four servings.

*To boost phytonutrient absorption, combine with black pepper.

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