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Beverage |130 calories per serving|10 minute recipe

Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

This content was last updated on November 25, 2019

Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile. Fresh ginger, for example, contains a pungent substance called gingerol while turmeric gets it characteristic yellow hue from the class of cancer-fighting compounds, curcuminoids. Both are being studied for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup fresh sweet apple cider
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh turmeric
  • 1 strip (1/2-inch by 1/2-inch) lemon peel, white part included
  • Dash cinnamon, optional
Makes 1 serving (1 Cup). Per serving: 130 calories, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 31 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 25 mg sodium, 26 g sugar.

Directions

Directions:
  1. In small saucepan, combine cider, ginger, turmeric and lemon peel. Over medium-high heat, heat until ring of bubbles appears around edge of pan, 3 minutes.
  2. Cover pan and set aside to steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour hot-spiced cider through fine tea strainer into mug and add dash of cinnamon if using. Serve immediately.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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