Turmeric has become one of the most buzzed-about spices thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, but with increased attention comes some myths that need to be debunked.
Ahead, we’re spilling the details on what’s fact and what’s fiction.
3 Turmeric Myths Debunked
#1 All Turmeric is Created Equal
While you can find turmeric at just about any grocery store, not all turmeric is created equal. You’ll want to take into account things like organic vs. non-organic, as well as where and how it was grown. Ideally, you’ll want to choose a brand of turmeric that offers transparent information about their harvesting process as we don’t want to be exposing ourselves to harmful herbicides and pesticides.
The best option is going to be organic, so invest in higher quality whenever you can!
#2 The Only Beneficial Part of Turmeric is Curcumin
It’s true that curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) comes with lots of talked-about benefits, but there’s more to love about this spice.
#3 The Only Way to Increase the Absorption of Turmeric is With Black Pepper
We often hear about black pepper as being the only way to boost the bioavailability of turmeric, but if you’re out of pepper and in a pinch, a healthy fat works well too!
Try adding some coconut or avocado oil or even ghee to your dish with turmeric to support absorption.
A great way to pair a healthy fat with this potent spice is by whisking up a mug of Golden Superfood Bliss using full-fat unsweetened coconut milk (yum!)
Reap All The Benefits Turmeric Has to Offer
We know turmeric comes with so many amazing benefits — from it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties to its potential to help support immune health, and even brain health, turmeric is a superfood we all may benefit from enjoying.
To make the most of the turmeric you enjoy, consider Earth Echo’s Turmeric + Ginger. Made with highly bioavailable, organic turmeric (including organic black pepper), you can be sure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck.
Check it out here to see what turmeric can do for you.