You've likely heard of turmeric and its superfood qualities, but in case you missed the memo, turmeric is a spice known for its healing properties within Ayurvedic medicine. Those who are wellness obsessed love it for its anti-inflammatory benefits and are constantly looking for new ways to incorporate it into a balanced diet. However, in order to reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of this ancient spice, you have to take it regularly (like any other supplement). That's why Jamie Kantrowitz and Nicole Rice founded Countertop, a line of turmeric-infused products, MindBodyGreen reports.
Kantrowitz first teamed up with Rice (a doula and Ayurvedic educator) to get her health on track after dealing with a demanding career, a family history of hormonal imbalance and autoimmune disease, and the stress of trying to have her first child. Their partnership led to a line of turmeric-infused products including Golden Butter and Golden Honey, meant to help you incorporate the spice into your everyday cooking.
The turmeric-infused honey is blended with cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, and coconut oil. MindBodyGreen's senior food editor Liz Moody recommends mixing it with tea, oatmeal, or even having a spoonful straight from the jar. The "butter" is ghee seasoned with turmeric, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper clove, coriander, and asafoetida (a spice common in Indian cooking), and it can be used in place of butter and oil. Try roasting veggies with it or spreading it on baked goods.
"Most people are still looking for convenient shortcuts to cooking a delicious and quick weeknight meal—what if that shortcut in the middle of the grocery store added more health to your food and tasted amazing? That's our goal," Kantrowitz says.