Is Curry Powder Paleo?

YesAre Spices Paleo?

Curry power is a mix of spices often used in South Asian cuisine. It usually includes coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek and chili peppers, but ginger, garlic, fennel seed, caraway, cinnamon, clove, mustard seed, nutmeg, and black pepper are also common. Not only are all of these spices Paleo, but there is evidence that including plenty of spices in our diets may be beneficial to our health.

Health Benefits of Spices

Consuming spices in general has proven antioxidant effects and has been shown to lower blood pressure and increase insulin sensitivity. Chris Kresser has an excellent post on the health benefits of some of the spices commonly found in South Asian (specifically Indian) cuisine.

Mark Sisson also has a whole post devoted to the health benefits of one key ingredients in curry powder: turmeric.