Certain spices regularly come under the health spotlight, and for 2017 the money’s very much on turmeric, that earthy, egg-yolk yellow spice found in many dishes of southern Asia.
This root relative of ginger (another health powerhouse) is making waves with soaring sales as its many health benefits are seen to work wonders with depression, diabetes, aches, joints and cholesterol. Turmeric is also a key ingredient for reducing inflammation in the body, something that can lead to chronic disease and ageing.
One ideal way of getting your turmeric fix is via Imbibery London Cold-pressed Turmeric Kick – a heady mix of turmeric, ginger, apple and cider vinegar, £4, available from imbiberylondon.com or various stockists.
Alternatively, and here’s a thing. According to Adam Russell, owner of the fabulous &Feast healthy cafe in Barnes, London, black pepper is a key conductor to blend with turmeric to ensure absorption. He is using Australian company Golden Grind Turmeric Blend – the apparently perfectly proportioned blend of 100% natural, unmodified turmeric of the highest quality, containing a 5% active Curcumin, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper – to make the MOST delicious, warming and comforting Golden Lattes (by adding hot water and your favourite milk or mylk. goldengrind.com.au