Superfood focus: Healthy properties give turmeric a golden touch

The term “superfood” is increasingly controversial, with certain ingredients taking on near-mythological qualities as their purported list of health benefits continues to grow.

While it is certainly worth approaching the idea with a degree of common sense and caution, there are undoubtedly some foods – super or otherwise – that really do us good.

What is turmeric?

The vibrant yellow-orange spice is related to the ginger family and derived from turmeric root, which is found at the stem of the curcuma longa plant.