You’ve probably heard about the amazing health benefits of turmeric. Sometimes called ‘poor man’s saffron’, it’s a humble spice that’s made it to the big time.
But it’s hard to read about this superfood without stumbling across the word ‘curcumin’. As one of the major compounds of turmeric – with a wealth of health benefits to boot – it may seem like this nifty nutrient is hogging the limelight. But what is curcumin? Why is it so special? And most importantly, what’s it got to do with turmeric?