There are some food ingredients you should just know, so you can appreciate them to their fullest. Turmeric and spirulina, the namesakes of our green CBD gummies, are two such ingredients that possess an array of different, fascinating qualities. Though they come from very different places, turmeric and spirulina are both very healthy foods with tons of benefits.
Here are five interesting facts that you likely didn’t know about these two “superfoods.”
1. The Use of Turmeric Spans Over 4,000 Years
Turmeric is a popular spice that comes from the root of a plant called Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. It’s often used in curry powder, as well as other foods. Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, which is believed by many, all over the world, to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric, as a whole, is often used as a natural way to treat pain and inflammation.
Few people know the lengthy, interesting history of turmeric, which is believed to have become a staple ingredient in certain foods and societal practices in the Vedic culture of ancient India. The spice was included in many ancient Vedic meals. Beyond culinary use, turmeric was also commonly used in Vedic religious practices. Even early on, it was recognised that turmeric was more than just a simple spice. As the years passed, people began to study this fascinating root and come to a greater understanding of its full potential.
To this day, India remains, by far, the world’s largest producer and consumer of turmeric. Still, turmeric is an incredibly popular food ingredient all over the world and, while you may not have known its name, you most certainly have consumed it at least once in your lifetime. Turmeric is an easy fit for most types of foods, and even drinks can benefit from its inclusion.
When you consume turmeric, you’re getting more than an intriguing taste — you’re getting a blast of benefits, too!
2. Turmeric Is a Natural Colour-Booster
Turmeric is used surprisingly often to provide certain items with a spritz of its golden yellow colouring. Its pungent, somewhat bitter flavour and light aroma make it a perfect addition to many different types of food, such as scrambled eggs, roasted vegetables and various types of rice and soup. You could even add it to a smoothie if you decided that it needed a little extra flavour and yellow colouring. Since its taste is fairly slight when consumed in small portions, turmeric is an extremely easy and interesting ingredient that you can add to most any meal.
On top of being a great addition to most foods, turmeric’s colouring capabilities are also used in clothing. Turmeric is an inexpensive, natural dye whose colour is bright and appealing for clothing manufacturers. Alongside other natural and artificial materials, turmeric helps to give shirts and other articles of clothing their vibrant colours. Of course, you might never actually know this, because many companies won’t give you the full list of materials that went into their clothing, or they will change their names to conceal trade secrets.
While we don’t carry any clothing that contains turmeric, we proudly flaunt its inclusion in our green CBD gummies. They may not possess the bright yellow appearance of the spice, but turmeric certainly makes itself known in each CBD gummy’s enjoyable flavour profile!
3. Spirulina Is an Algae
Yes, spirulina — the thing that’s in the gummy you’re about to chomp — is a type of algae. To be exact, it is a cyanobacteria, a family of single-cell microbes. Spirulina is able to grow in both freshwater and saltwater, and it possesses a blue-green hue. While it isn’t actually a plant, spirulina still uses photosynthesis as a major energy source. This may not seem especially appetising at first, but spirulina is jam-packed with nutrients and proteins that make it a beneficial addition to any meal. Its contents include vitamins B1, B2 and B3, as well as copper, iron and a number of other nutrients. Many consider spirulina to be the ultimate “superfood,” because it contains so many nutrients, fatty acids and carotenoids.
Spirulina is extracted from the lakes and ponds where it grows, and is then dried and usually converted into a powder. This powder has several functions, and it can be consumed in a number of ways. Much like its close friend, turmeric, spirulina can be combined with most any food, though adding too much spirulina could easily cause it to take over the flavour profile of the dish as a whole. Spirulina can be added to drinks as well, although in this case you would have to be even more cautious about the amount you wish to add. While it is an acquired taste, spirulina’s beneficial ingredients are well worth making the necessary adjustments, and its ease of application to any meal makes it more accessible than many other beneficial additives.
4. Spirulina Is a Huge Source of Protein
In addition to being one of the most nutrient-rich foods in the world, spirulina’s protein content is almost otherworldly. Per tablespoon of the superfood, spirulina contains approximately four grams of protein. This means that almost 60% of spirulina is pure protein, a concentration that towers over those of other common types of food and drink. While this might be surprising, it really shouldn’t be; if you’re an avid fan of dishes that include fish, then you have potentially gotten protein from spirulina already, without having even known it. Since it grows underwater in lakes and rivers, spirulina is consumed by fish, which are then caught and prepared for humans to eat. With fish already high in protein, the spirulina simply bolsters its protein contents even more.
As a result of its contents, spirulina is a perfect food for those who are attempting to maintain a high-protein diet. Usually, high-protein diets consist of different meats and fish. Naturally, a food like spirulina would fit this sort of regimen, since its protein concentration is so much higher than other foods. Additionally, while its taste is something that you might have to get used to, you do get used to it. To help you along the way, you could pair it with fish, which should have a fairly similar, yet more palatable flavour profile. Adding spirulina could even lead to eating less with each meal, since it contains so much protein on its own. People aren’t kidding when they claim that spirulina is a superfood!
One last note, in case we spooked you on spirulina’s natural flavour: the natural flavourings we add to our CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina are so sweet and delicious (especially, that delicious agave!), that the spirulina happily takes a back seat. You don’t even notice it’s there — though it most certainly is!
5. Turmeric and Spirulina Are Best Enjoyed Together
What’s the only thing better than enjoying the nutrients and antioxidants of a single, lightweight superfood? Enjoying the contents of two lightweight superfoods, of course! Though from vastly different places of origin — one extracted from a plant root and the other sourced from lakes and rivers — turmeric and spirulina possess some major similarities that allow them to be enjoyed together without making the end result feel too crowded. Both turmeric and spirulina are filled to the brim with vitamins and other nutrients. And since their nutrient profiles run fairly far afield of one another, you get a nice, diverse collection of plant-based goodies.
In an interesting twist, the flavour profiles of these two superfoods don’t clash in an especially harsh manner. While they both possess very distinct tastes that are hard to ignore when consumed in large amounts on their own, their combined profile is notably palatable. Both can be digested with ease, and the combined consumption of curcumin and several forms of vitamin B provides your body with a healthy serving of antioxidants.
CBDfx CBD Gummies With Turmeric and Spirulina
Still feel like you need some physical evidence of turmeric and spirulina’s combined effectiveness? Try some of our CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina, sporting a green colour that reflects the blending of turmeric’s golden yellow and spirulina’s blue-green hues. Combined with a collection of other ingredients, including a 50mg helping of high-quality, broad spectrum CBD, these tasty CBD gummies are a great way to start your day. As we said, don’t worry about the taste; our product development team has found the perfect combination of turmeric, spirulina and additional ingredients to give each gummy a light, delicious flavour profile, plus a tiny dash of all-natural cane sugar (only one gram per serving) to provide some additional sweetness.
Other CBD Gummy Options
Life is about experimentation, and CBD gummies give you a wealth of different flavours and ingredient profiles to choose from. Besides our CBD Gummies with Turmeric and Spirulina, we also offer CBD Multivitamin Gummies for Men and Women, CBD Gummies with Apple Cider Vinegar, CBD Gummies with Biotin, CBD Gummies for Sleep with Chamomile and Passion Flower, and our Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies. No matter your tastes or needs, we have the perfect CBD gummy for you!
The Last Word on CBD Gummies With Turmeric and Spirulina
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