Is Turmeric the superfood of 2011? Over the last decade we have witnessed the rise of products based on an individual plant’s health giving benefits. Acai from Brazil, Pomegranate juice, most notably marketed in attractive bottles by the POM brand. Whilst visiting my local organic, healthfood store the other week-end I was introduced to Tumeric Alive, http://www.tumericalive.com/ a fresh beverage based on the Turmeric Root and mixed with spearmint, honey, cardamom and a host of other natural ingredients. Long used in Ayurvedic medicine for its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities turmeric is currently being investigated for possible benefits in treating Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis. I can’t concur if the drink has some of the healing benefits the website claims, but I can tell you it tastes very good and will surely create a new sub category within the growing ranks of superfood products.
31 January 2011 Richard Welch