Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.It is native to Southeast Asia.Dried turmeric is made by peeling and drying the rhizomes.
It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric powder as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavour or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses.Apart from its culinary uses, turmeric is extremely beneficial to health. Know more about cleansing foods from our blog.
The root of turmeric contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics.
Turmeric is widely used in Indian traditional medicine (also called Siddha or Ayurveda).
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