By Kristen Callihan | Last Updated: May 17, 2017
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, turmeric has been used for its medicinal properties for up to 4,000 years. Comprised of the powerful antioxidant curcumin, turmeric is also often used in mustard, to add color to cheeses, and in various types of cooking. In recent years, it has gained popularity for its use in teas like the famously delicious Golden Milk, and numerous other unique drinks and dishes. (Word to the Wise: if you’re not familiar with turmeric, please note that it’s quite staining and will leave your fingertips (and pretty much everything else it touches) a lovely bright yellow color if you aren’t careful. Some advise using gloves when handling it.) Let’s take a peek at some of the mouth-watering ways you can get turmeric on your table tonight!