Turmeric – The golden spice
A staple ingredient globally in every kitchen
Over the last years, turmeric (curcuma) has become extremely popular all over the world, Due to the amazing health benefits. First arrived at us in a form of powder, then fresh, and later in spray, tablets and so on.
After the buzz created around this superfood ingredient, words started to spread that to get the best of turmeric this should be used with black pepper and coconut oil.
Curcumin in Turmeric
The key compounds in turmeric are called curcuminoids. Curcumin itself is the most active ingredient and appears to be the most important.
As a polyphenol, curcumin has several advantages to health. It’s a strong antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
However, one of the greatest downfalls of curcumin is that it’s not well absorbed in the body.
Piperine in Black Pepper
Black pepper contains the bioactive compound piperine, which is an alkaloid like capsaicin, the active component found in chili powder and cayenne pepper.
Piperine has been shown to help relieve nausea, headaches and poor digestion and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Still, its most significant benefit may be its ability to boost the absorption of curcumin.