Have you ever had this too? I don’t always see the difference between ginger and turmeric from the outside. These two uber healthy roots look almost the same, but there are differences. There are also many healthy similarities. I was very curious and searched for the differences and similarities of these powerful spices. Are you curious? Then read on quickly.

The difference between the turmeric and ginger

Turmeric and ginger look similar on the outside, but the difference is mostly visible on the inside. The turmeric has a dark yellow almost orange colour inside. That is why turmeric is also called yellow-carrot and ginger has a bright yellow colour inside. Turmeric has a mild bitter taste and the taste of ginger is fresh, lemony, spicy and pungent.  

The health benefits of the turmeric and ginger

A better immune system, pain relieving and packed with vitamins? Isn’t that what everyone wants?! Ginger and turmeric are not only very similar, both roots also have almost the same effect. They are both very healthy and good for several parts of your body. It is very good for you as it contains, among other things, curcumin, which helps against fever, infections and digestive problems, it also works for rheumatism and liver diseases. Both provide a spicy taste, stimulate liver function and reduce nausea.

Still, there are a few differences in the health benefits:

In addition to being a fantastic seasoning in tea, sauces and wok dishes, ginger has been proven to be a natural pain reliever. For example, ginger has been shown to help to:

  • Improve your digestion
  • Fight infections such as colds and flu
  • Relieve joint and muscle pain
  • Promote healthy blood sugar levels
  • Boost your immune system
  • Prevent nausea and stomach upset.

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, so they have many similarities. Turmeric also has an anti-inflammatory effect and is good for almost everything. This makes it widely applicable, because inflammation plays a role in many complaints and diseases. Think of:

  • Rheumatic complaints
  • It’s good for your liver
  • May help lower your cholesterol
  • Protects against cardiovascular diseases
  • Reduces toothache and gum problems.

Vitamins comparison



Vitamin B

Vitamin B6          

Vitamin C

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When is it not a good idea to use turmeric and ginger

Are these two healthy roots always good to use? Nope! If you have problems with you gallbladder, it is better to avoid turmeric and ginger in concentrated form. It is possible that curcumin even increase problems with the gallbladder. In addition, turmeric and ginger are not recommended for children under the age of 4 and for women who are pregnant. This is because it is still a bit too strong for children. 

It is also not wise to consume if you have a blood disorder, take blood thinners or use aspirin.

How is it nice to eat?

Ok, after that research it is clear to me that these two miracle roots are important to use regularly to keep my body healthy and strong. I was already familiar with adding ginger or turmeric slices to my tea. But I have found a few more tips where ginger and turmeric can be added.

Please take your advantage of these recipes and let’s all eat or drink more ginger and turmeric! Are you in?

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