Turmeric Spice

Quick Notes:

What is Turmeric Spice?

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.

Pictures of Turmeric Spice:

Turmeric Root (Rhizome) - Fresh
Turmeric Root - Dried Ground

What is the Origin of Turmeric Spice?

It is indigenous to Asia, and is grown in India and the Caribbean.

Turmeric Spice is Good for These Foods:

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.

What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric Spice?

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.

More on health benefits of Turmeric

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