Turmeric sales boosted by health benefit awareness

Turmeric is claimed by EHL to be full of antioxidants

Turmeric’s popularity continues to grow after a blending and packing firm reported a 10% increase in sales of the spice over the past year.

Demand has risen as consumers are starting to realise that turmeric can be beneficial to health in more ways than one, according to EHL.

The yellow spice is “absolutely bursting with antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and is very low in sodium and cholesterol”, said EHL md Tasneem Backhouse.

‘Growing desire to live healthier’

“People’s growing desire to live healthier, holistic lifestyles has caused sales of turmeric to soar. Its therapeutic properties have led to it becoming our best-selling spice,” she said.

“Interest and sales are also coming from independent cafés and bistros because its use in lattes has grown dramatically over recent months.”

Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant of the ginger family and has long been popular in traditional Asian medicine as well as in cookery.

EHL sells herbs, spices, dried fruit, seeds and nuts.

Please click here to sign-up for our free monthly Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition (FIHN) newsletter.

Related News

EHL says the new unit will enable it to source new ingredients and develop its product range

Herbs and spices specialist opens third site

Bell looked at the top US food flavour trends for 2017

US food flavour trends for 2017

Four key trends in food ingredients will dominate in 2017

Top food ingredients trends for 2017: EHL

EHL: has already launched seven new herb and spice blends this year

Herbs and spices roll-out to mark anniversary

EHL: Claims sales of its Mexican blends, single spices and chillies are increasing

Meat focus for new Mexican spice blends

Churrasco seasoning: contains a blend of red bell peppers, black pepper, tomato, onion, garlic and bay leaf

Brazilian barbecue seasonings tap into Rio 2016 trend

Related Products

See more related products

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.