Is there anything more nourishing than a chicken soup during Winter? One spoonful of our Turmeric Chicken Soup will transport you back to childhood, being served a yummy heart-warming soup when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. This is truly goodness by the spoonful…
Traditionally Turmeric has been incorporated in Eastern medicines including Chinese Herbology and Ayurvedic medicine (native to India). According to Chinese Herbology, Turmeric can be used to treat liver and gallbladder issues, while also relieving congestion. Ayurvedic medicine believes Turmeric can energise one’s body, improves digestion and can cure a whole range of conditions. There’s evidence of turmeric being used in India almost 4,000 years ago, and today India continues to be the biggest exporter of Turmeric. Not only is Turmeric used in Ayurvedic medicine (native in India), but it is also a large part of Indian cuisine. With many curries and other traditional Indian dishes containing turmeric for both flavour and colour.
Turmeric Benefits and Uses
Turmeric contains an ingredient called curcumin this has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This is fantastic for a range of health conditions and helping fight those Winter sniffles. Turmeric is most commonly used in curries and soups. Today it has become more prevalent in Western Cultures with the creation of turmeric teas and lattes to enjoy the multitude of health benefits.
Chicken Turmeric Soup Inspiration
Our Chicken Turmeric Soup draws inspiration from simple, yet delicious curries found across India. These curries are traditionally made with turmeric, each curry exhibiting a yummy aroma and beautiful vibrant colour. When creating our soup, we knew to stay true to our inspiration by ensuring the flavour and colour both really popped. Our Turmeric Chicken soup has a mouth-wateringly delish aroma and thanks to the turmeric has a stunning yellow colour. We then top the soup with poached chicken, before finally garnishing with parsley. We recommend adding a soup roll to enjoy alongside your Turmeric Chicken Soup…
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