Nekter Juice Bars lemonades

A few of Nekter Juice Bar’s lemonades featuring ingredients such as ginger and cayenne.

Chefs balance healthfulness and flavor of pungent ingredients

Turmeric, ginger and cayenne are having a moment on menus

Turmeric, ginger and cayenne — ingredients best known for their roles in ethnic cooking and detox diets — are having their moment on menus. Inspired by consumers’ growing interest in healthful eating, restaurant chefs and juice concepts are discovering ways to not only add these bold, better-for-you ingredients to their menus, but also to make them taste good.

“Everybody is looking to eat better,” said chef and restaurateur Steven Redzikowski. &ldqu

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