a plate of turmeric with a spoon dipped in it

A small root (similar to ginger), turmeric is most commonly used in dried-powder form. Like many herbs and spices, turmeric has lots of micronutrients. For a start, it’s super-high in iron, something we all need to make red blood cells, which transport oxygen around the body. Iron also helps contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Turmeric is high in potassium, which we need to maintain a healthy blood pressure, and also for muscle function. And it’s high in manganese, which we need to maintain healthy bones and connective tissue, as well as for cell protection.


Turmeric is a super-useful ingredient that works well in both sweet and savoury dishes, in everything from cakes and biscuits to soups, kebabs and roasted chicken. It works brilliantly in curries and sauces such as piccalilli, and is what creates that distinctive bright yellow colour.

The scallop topping (which can also be made with raw, peeled prawns) is an optional extra, but turns this soup into something truly special.

These super-nutritious energy balls are really well balanced and packed with flavour. They are the perfect snack boost to get us through the day – enjoy two balls per snack.

This easy-to-make healthy chicken recipe is super-tasty and perfect for two.