• turmeric latte

    What is turmeric latte?

    Turmeric latte (a.k.a. golden latte) is a beverage, usually served hot, similar to a regular latte but made from a powder than contains turmeric instead of coffee. Nowadays it’s available in most coffee shops and, because it’s popular with dairy avoiders, it’s often made with soy or nut milk. What is turmeric? Turmeric is a plant related to ginger (latin name Curcuma longa). It’s used in Asian and other traditional cuisines (in Perú we know it as “palillo” and use it in dishes such as cau cau). Curcumin (a polyphenol) is the main active ingredient in turmeric, is responsible for its yellow colour and comprises 3-6% of the components in…