Spice up your life with the best tumeric health products
Here's our pick of some of the top turmeric-based products, all 100 per cent natural.
Good for: a concentrated dose
Wholistic Turmeric, £13.55 (30 caps)
www.pukkaherbs.com; tel: 0845 375 1744
Pukka's high-grade organic Wholistic Turmeric provides the full range of turmeric's bioactive compounds—including curcuminoids and essential oils—plus absorption-enhancing pepper, in a veggie capsule that's wheat-, gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free. Each two-capsule serving is equal to 35 g of fresh turmeric root and contains 155 mg of curcuminoids, making this a super-concentrated formula. Pukka also makes a variety of other turmeric-based products, including a new supplement for brain health, a massage oil and a tea.
Good for: breakfast
Golden Turmeric Honey (Organic), £4.99 (110 g)
Using turmeric from an independent organic farm in Sri Lanka, functional-food brand Wunder Workshop makes a range of turmeric-based products, including a granola, a latte blend and this delicious honey. A blend of organic forest honey, turmeric, virgin coconut oil and black pepper, the sweet and spicy honey is a simple and tasty way to incorporate turmeric into your daily diet. Add it to tea, toast or porridge.
Good for: a caffeine-free latte
Mixed Bundle, £26 (4 x 200-g packets)
www.turmerlicious.com; tel: 01252 716 859
Add one of these powder blends to hot water for a smooth and satisfying turmeric latte that's free of dairy, caffeine, gluten, nuts and refined sugar. There are four flavours to choose from—Choco, Chilli Choc, Ginger and Vanilla—each containing a generous dose of turmeric (plus black pepper to aid its absorption) as well as coconut milk powder for creaminess and coconut blossom nectar for sweetness. We love the Ginger and Choco flavours.
Good for: post-workout
Golden, £29 (250 g/50 servings)
www.madebynoble.earth; tel: 01825 280 188
Designed to be mixed with milk, dairy-free 'mylk' or water, this organic turmeric-based powder contains generous servings of organic pea and hemp protein, making it a fantastic post-workout recovery drink. Completely natural, vegan and sugar-free, it also includes black peppercorn to boost turmeric's bioavailability (its uptake into the bloodstream) as well as ginger root, liquorice root, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg for a deliciously spicy flavour.
Good for: on the go
Turmeric Oral Spray, £17.95 (25 mL)
www.betteryou.com; tel: 01226 814 030
Named 'Best New Health & Nutrition Product' at this year's Natural & Organic Awards Europe, this handy turmeric spray is said to be better absorbed than tablets, thanks to its unique delivery mechanism that bypasses the digestive system. Each daily dose—four sprays in the mouth—contains the equivalent of 1,300 mg of turmeric root and has a natural orange flavour. Taking a supplement has never been so easy.
Good for: tea time
Golden Ginger Tea, £3.83 (15 sachets)
This turmeric-based tea creates a gorgeous golden-coloured brew with an earthy flavour and a peppery punch. A soothing blend of turmeric, ginger, desiccated coconut, lemon peel, rose hip, fenugreek and black pepper, the tea is one of a range of turmeric products—all certified organic—made by mother-and-daughter company Taka Turmeric (see www.takaturmeric.com). We also love the hot chocolate and superfood smoothie blends.