Turmeric is a widely used spice with many health benefits. It also contains an active ingredient called curcumin.
But did you know that turmeric and curcumin have certain differences and unique health benefits?
…Turmeric contains many phytonutrients, but one group called curcuminoids offers the greatest health-promoting effects.
Three notable curcuminoids found in turmeric are curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Out of these three, curcumin is the most active and the most beneficial to health.
Curcumin represents at least two to eight percent of most turmeric preparations, and it gives turmeric its distinct color and flavor. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant effects. Read more…