Turmeric has been used for centuries as a spice and medicinal agent, especially in Asia, and the news is spreading! It’s likely that your local grocery store carries spice blends, teas, juices, and other turmeric-containing concoctions. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and health-promoting properties. Its bright color and exotic flavor are perfect in both sweet and savory dishes alike. We’re all for increasing your turmeric consumption, but remember there’s no need to empty your wallet for it. With specialty drinks costing up to $5 for 12 ounces of juice, you’re better off simply using the spice in your kitchen!