Turmeric is related to Ginger. This deep yellow/orange plant root (rhizome) with a pungent flavor is used often to color and flavor foods like curries, mustards, and rice dishes.
It is indigenous to Asia, and is grown in India and the Caribbean.
This spice is used extensively in Indian cooking.
It is good for foods like: beans, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chicken, curries, rice, soups, stews, squash, and turkey.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory qualities. It is believed to have compounds that may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and cancers.
It helps aid digestion, and is rich in antioxidants.
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