As the golden spice is found to improve memory by 30%, here are some handy tips for getting more of the super-root onto your plate.

For ages, health buffs have been telling us that turmeric is a pretty wonderful thing, thanks to its nifty healing agent curcumin – which has some mighty anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Research conducted by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that a daily supplement of turmeric boosted people’s memories by nearly 30% and eased the symptoms of depression.

Pretty impressive if you ask us.

Here are a couple of ways you can get creative with turmeric in the kitchen. Come at us, health benefits.

1. Add it to scrambled eggs

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Add turmeric to your breakfast routine

Use a pinch of turmeric in your frying pan next time you’re whipping up a healthy breakfast.

2. Use it to spice up your rice

Antique Bowl with Turmeric Jasmine Rice
Spice up your rice

A dash of the golden stuff will liven up a pot of boring Basmati.

3. Make a warming soup

Turmeric and soup
Turmeric and soup

Whizz it up with carrots, ginger and onion for a creamy and satisfying winter treat.

4. Drink a calming turmeric latte

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Cuppa turmeric anyone?

Simply add ginger, almond milk, turmeric and cinnamon together to create the perfect drink to fight the flu.

5. Add it to your hummus

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Add a dash of turmeric to your hummus

If you make your dips from scratch, you can easily add a dash of ground turmeric and grated nutmeg to give your hummus a spicy kick. Serve with celery sticks and dig in.