I only just found this little root and I must say I am hooked. It looks so unimpressive and might I say even a little ugly. But once I grated it an incredibly powerful orange colour came out.

Most of us know the powder from curries. But the fresh root with its slightly earthy but sweet smell and flavour can be added to nearly all of your dishes. Since it is said to be very healthy and help prevent cancer, it is the best substitute you can choose.

Today I added it to my breakfast shake. Just grate about 2-3 cm of the root, add 200 ml of milk and a banana and mix properly.

The funny thing is, the more you let it sit the more the turmeric can give off its orange colour to your dish. So don’t be inpatient. Give it time to do its magic.

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