Excellent source: iron and manganese.
Good source: of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, copper, and potassium.
Key phytonutrients and antioxidants: Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, tumerones, and tumenorols.
Benefits: These nutrients support bone health, as well as healthy neurological, metabolic, cardiovascular, and antioxidant function. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant believed to reduce the risk of and/or aid in the treatment of many age- and lifestyle-related diseases.
The nutrients in turmeric are being studied for their potential to reduce the risk and advancement of certain diseases including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and certain types of cancer, and arthritis.
Background: Turmeric is the root portion of the Curcuma longa plant native to Southeast Asia and belonging to the Zingiberaceae family along with ginger and cardamom.