The Republic of Tea blends exotic Turmeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, with fresh organic green tea, organic ginger and a touch of natural organic honey essence to create new USDA Organic Turmeric Ginger – Spice of Life Green Tea. This uniquely spicy blend with delight your taste buds.
Turmeric, the primary ingredient in USDA Organic Turmeric Ginger, is a common spice used in Indian curries, giving them their characteristic golden yellow color. Turmeric has a peppery, warm flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. It’s also commonly consumed as a tea in certain regions of the world, notably in Okinawa, Japan. Residents of Okinawa live longer than anywhere in the world; their healthy diets considered a primary factor of their longevity.
Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes (root) of Curcuma longa, a small perennial herb native to tropical South Asia and a member of the ginger family. Curcuminoids are polyphenolic compounds that give turmeric its yellow color; curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric.
- The Linus Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health, Oregon State University.
- Okinawa Centenarian Study (www.okicent.org).
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