Turmeric is a plant that belongs to the ginger family. This powerful deep-orange powder can be a great addition to your daily routine.
It's great for:
The easiest way to consume Turmeric as an addition to your food. However, there are many other uses too.
Turmeric has the smell of orange or ginger. The taste is slightly bitter and a bit like black pepper. It works well in curries, topped on scrambled eggs or as a coating for tofu. It also can be used in place of saffron to impart amazing orange/ yellow colour in savoury dishes.
Golden Milk is perfect for the cold winter ahead. Use a plant-based milk of your choice, add a teaspoon of turmeric, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, a tablespoon of natural sweetener and you got yourself a delicious warming drink.
Turmeric contains active ingredient curcuminoids which are great for anti-inflammatory. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric and two tablespoons lemon juice. Lemons are high in vitamin C and citric acid which will help brighten the skin, while the turmeric will help with any scarring and blemishes. Do not use turmeric on its own as it can dye the skin!
This toothpaste will naturally whiten your teeth and help prevent the buildup of plaque. Its antibacterial properties will help keep your mouth and gums healthy. To make this toothpaste, mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, teaspoon turmeric and a few drops of organic peppermint oil.
You can even dye fabric with turmeric, it gives this beautiful pastel yellow colour. Mix water and turmeric in a large pot, boil and then simmer for at least 15 minutes. While the water is hot, put the fabric in the solution, white fabrics tend to work the best. Let it soak, once it is cooled, rise the fabric and then it’s ready.
Just to make things confusing a coconut technically isn't actually a nut, it's a drupe and they are found growing on palm trees. Coconuts are massively versatile and can be use for coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil and dried coconut flakes to name just a few!
Baobab powder is made from the dried fruit of a Baobab tree. Species of this tree are native to Africa, the Arabian Peninsular and Australia.
The flavour is tart and has been said to have a similar taste to sherbert!
Carob powder is made from the pod of a Carob tree (part of the pea family!) and is found in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East and Western Asia to name just a few.
Carob is most commonly consumed as a powder by drying and grinding down the pod, but can also be consumed as chips or in syrup form. It's mild sweet flavour means that it is sometimes used as a substitute for cacao.
This little gem of goodness is the fruit found on the wild rose, Rosa Canina. Packed full of vitamin C, it boasts more than the trusty orange!
It has a long history of use in medicine and most is commonly used in oil form on the skin. With it's skin nourishing properties it is no surprise that you will find rosehip powder in our Skin Food Booster.
Basically, it's an algae! We know that doesn't sound particularly appealing, but Spirulina is one of the most nutritionally dense plant products we use in our foods, boasting an impressive list of vitamins and minerals.
Whilst fairly new to the western world health food scene, Spirulina was first cultivated by the Aztec's and is central to some Asian diets.