Mango is such a delight at this time of year.
It brings a little light into our life with it’s color and perks us up with its sweetness. Combining it with chicken and warming spices makes for a satisfying protein packed meal great for the whole family. Traditional Indian cooking relies heavily on a spice called Turmeric for color and flavor.
Turmeric contains a compound called “curcumin” (yes, we have talked about this before but are doing it again because it is that good)! Turmeric is a powerful compound praised for its anti-inflammatory benefits which are rumored to prevent everything from a heart attack to Alzheimer disease.
But, did you know that in order to activate and utilize the benefits of curcumin it needs to be paired with something called “pepperine”?
Pepperine is found in, you guessed it, black pepper!
It helps increase the bioavailability and absorption of nutrients in foods and supplements. It is the alkaloid responsible for the pungent flavor, and aroma of black pepper. Now you might think this crazy, but I am going to suggest adding a dash of freshly cracked black pepper to your next turmeric infused smoothie. You need such a minuscule amount that it shouldn’t effect the taste all that much. If that sounds like too much of a stretch then stick with this Mango Chicken Curry – we understand that life is all about baby steps. All good things start with small actions.
Mango Chicken Curry Recipe:
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