Specialty Food Magazine

Winter 2019

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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F ood fads come and go—think avocado toast and edible cookie dough— but some foods and ingredients stand the test of time, and turmeric has proven to do just that. Turmeric has a long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4,000 years to Southeast Asia. It's also been used in food, cosmetics, and even religious ceremonies. The distinctive yellow color and flavor make it hard to overlook, and over the past couple of decades, turmeric has been found to help with many different bodily ailments, primarily digestion, making it a functional ingredient in many specialty food products. From salad dressings to drinking vinegar to honey to even chocolate, turmeric is having a renaissance moment, and it's worth getting in on. Here are some turmeric products on store shelves today. BOWL BY GINADESANTISCERAMICS.COM. PHOTOS: MARK FERRI; FOOD STYLING: LESLIE ORLANDINI; PROPS STYLING: FRANCINE MATALON–DEGNI BY SARA KAY Turmeric: The People's Spice product roundup WINTER 2019 57

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