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Product: Turmeric Spice

  • Product Group: Spices & Herbs
  • Category: Spice
  • Type: Ground
  • Nature: Heat Treated

Description

Turmeric is the dried, heat treated, ground rhizomes of perennial tropical plant Curcuma longa L..

It is a yellow orange powder with an earthy, slightly bitter taste.

Turmeric is a key ingredient in almost any curry and it is the curcumin content which gives dishes their vibrant colour.

It is argued that the curcumin helps to combat arthritis and there is ongoing research in its ability to protect against illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's.
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