Almost certainly, if your mother sees you putting turmeric into a milkshake, she’ll ask you why. This is because, until very recently, here in the West, we only attributed to turmeric its ability to colour our dishes, as well as its powerful aroma and flavour. It definitely adds a unique touch to our recipes but, without a doubt, turmeric is one superfood that must always be present in our cupboards. New it is not. Turmeric has been amongst us for more than 2,000 years since being discovered in southwestern India. The Herbaceous plant (from the Zingiberaceae family), can grow to over a metre tall and develop beautiful, colourful flowers, of which we know very little. It is the root of this plant which is most desired and where we find our superfood. Its use as a textile dye allowed it to travel 5 centuries BC through Southeast Asia, the Pacific, China and perplex Marco Polo due to its immense power.