I have previously written about Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric, and how it appears to have some anti-inflammatory properties.
Now, a new study done at the University of Western Ontario in Canada has shown results that "the key ingredient in tumeric prevented diabetes-related damage to kidneys in rats" See more here from The National Post.
To get your minds working on how to incorporate Turmeric into your meals here is an idea:
(Crohnie's who require mild spices should go easy on the Curry powder. Buy a mild curry powder and use just a little.)
Curried chicken salad:
- 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 cup)
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat coarsely shredded (3 to 4 cups)
- 1 cup red grapes, halved
Cook onion, garlic, and ginger in oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add curry, cumin, and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and stir in yogurt, cilantro, and chicken. Cool to room temperature.