Turmeric, an earthy spice that is also appreciated for its possible health benefits, is a great addition to your kitchen. Whether in dry or fresh root form, it can add flavor depth (and lovely bright yellow color) to your meals. Learn these three easy ways to incorporate it into your diet.

Brilliantly orange, turmeric is one of the most popular health foods at the moment. Packed with the antioxidant curcumin, it's believed to have a host of health benefits. But the best part of turmeric is its pungent flavor. Available dried and ground in most grocery stores' spice sections, and whole and fresh in the produce section of health food stores and Asian markets, some type of turmeric is attainable to most home cooks.

Credit: Photo: Daniel Agee
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Credit: Photo: Daniel Agee

If you're intimidated by the bright orangey-yellow powder (that might stain your countertops) or the strange looking root, then our Editor, Hunter Lewis, is here to teach you the best ways to use both. A triple threat, you'll see how to make a Dark and Limey cocktail, an Omelet with Turmeric, and a Turmeric Chai Latte