June 2011 Issue
Turmeric, Super-Spice for Health
Nurmeric is the spice that gives curry powder its sunny yellow hue and peppery flavor. Derived from the dried root of the Curcuma longa plant, turmeric plays an important role in Caribbean, Indian, North African, Indonesian, and Middle Eastern cuisines. It also has enjoyed an illustrious career in Ayurveda (traditional East Indian medicine) to treat conditions like arthritis and abdominal ailments. And its one of the most promising spices in health research.
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