While turmeric powder has been a kitchen staple for many, many years, it has become even more popular in recent times. This bright yellow-coloured spice is extremely versatile, working well in a wide range of savoury dishes, drinks, and many other recipes. It can also be used topically in a variety of ways. In this short guide, we share some of the best ways that you can use turmeric powder.

How to Use Turmeric Powder

Thanks to its many health benefits and its ability to add flavour and colour to dishes of all kinds, this spice has become a must-have for every pantry. Here are some of the ways that you can use this spice.

1. Food

Turmeric is a relatively mild spice that is full of flavour. Its colour and taste make it an excellent choice for curries, stews, soups, roasts, and many other dishes. It works well in custom spice blends, especially alongside curry powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, mustard seeds, and stronger tasting spices and herbs. Powdered turmeric can be added while food is being cooked or afterwards as a seasoning. 

2. Drinks

You may not automatically think of turmeric when making smoothies or beverages. This spice can add plenty of goodness to smoothies, giving you the benefit of antioxidants and other powerful properties. Add to smoothies along with banana, pineapple, and carrot for a great morning boost. You can also make golden lattes. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and honey are added to plant or dairy milk and blended until fully mixed, then cooked on the stove. Try this recipe from BBC goodfood to find out how to make golden lattes. 

3. Skincare

Finally, a rather surprising way to use ground turmeric is for the skin. Many believe that the health properties of turmeric can be enjoyed topically as well as enjoyed in food and drinks. Turmeric can be added to olive or coconut oil to make face and body scrubs. It can also be used to make face masks.  

However you use this spice, one this is for sure - good quality turmeric powder is always a good spice to have on hand.


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