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3 Incredible Facts About Turmeric: Madras Cafe's Golden Spice

Turmeric, often celebrated as the golden spice, isn't just a cornerstone of flavour in Indian cuisine; it's a marvel of health benefits and historical significance.




At Madras Cafe, we incorporate this vibrant spice into our dishes, bringing not just colour and flavour but a touch of wellness to every meal. Here are three fascinating insights into turmeric that make every dish at Madras Cafe special.


1. A Superfood for Heart and Health

Turmeric's active component, curcumin, is a heart health champion. Studies have shown that curcumin can improve the function of the endothelium, the lining of your blood vessels, which regulates blood pressure and clotting. Enhancing endothelial function, curcumin plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of heart disease, making our dishes not just delicious but beneficial for your heart


2. The Anticancer Potential

Curcumin's anti-inflammatory properties may also play a role in cancer prevention and treatment. It has been researched for its potential effects against various cancer types, including colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, breast, and gastric cancers. While more research is needed to confirm its efficacy in humans, curcumin's inclusion in our recipes adds a layer of health benefits that go beyond taste


3. Beyond Flavor: Turmeric's Range of Health Benefits

Turmeric aids digestion, supports liver function, and may even offer protection against viruses, including some benefits observed in early research related to COVID-19 symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory properties can alleviate symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis, making it a powerful addition to our culinary arsenal. Moreover, curcumin's ability to boost brain function and potentially prevent diseases like Alzheimer's and depression underscores the holistic health benefits turmeric brings to our table


At Madras Cafe, we're not just serving meals; we're inviting you to experience the rich legacy of Indian spices, where every bite is a blend of tradition, taste, and therapeutic benefits. Turmeric is a testament to our commitment to offering a menu that's as nourishing as it is flavourful. Join us to explore the golden spice's magnificent journey from ancient fields to our modern plates in Glasgow.

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