Turmeric is known around the world for its vibrant color and flavor and is most commonly used in curry dishes. Beyond taste and appearance, turmeric also helps promote overall health. This spice contains powerful compounds that help reduce inflammation and oxidative damage. 

The good news is that you can add turmeric to anything, so the health benefits can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night. And with a delicious, easy frittata recipe like the one below, you can enjoy turmeric at any meal.

The Benefits of Turmeric

Curcumin is the main compound in turmeric that provides health benefits. This compound is a powerful antioxidant and purifying agent and helps reduce the risk of certain health conditions as well as promote overall health. Whether you take a curcumin supplement or add the spice to a few meals every day, there are a number of benefits you can enjoy.

♦ Reduced inflammation, which reduces the risk of certain diseases

♦ Antioxidant protection and reduced oxidative stress

♦ Heart, circulatory, and arterial health support

♦ Brain health and cognitive function support

♦ Joint health and reduced joint discomfort

♦ Hormone regulation and mood support

♦ Cell function support and healthy aging

Mixed herbs frittata with turmeric

Turmeric Herb Frittata


2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 cups chopped scallions or chives
1 cup chopped fresh dill
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons barberries, rinsed
2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
6 large eggs
1/3 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
A pinch of red pepper
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Vegetable oil or olive oil


In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with a fork or a whisk until well blended. Add the chopped herbs, barberries, walnuts, turmeric, flour, baking powder, red pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined. 

Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the mixture and stir well. Gently pour the herb mixture into a well-oiled baking dish, smooth the surface, and place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit preheated oven. Cook for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before cutting into serving-size pieces. 

The Bottom Line

Although it's been used in traditional medicine for centuries, turmeric is more popular today than ever before. Turmeric can be used to support your daily health and adds flavor and color to every meal. For the best results, combine it with black pepper to promote proper absorption of turmeric and good health with every bite. Turmeric is more than a spice; it’s the spice for a better life.