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Turmeric is native to South India. A member of the ginger family, it's a key ingredient in South Asian cuisine and has countless health benefits. India is the largest producer and exporter of turmeric and provides 90% of US demand.


Yellow spice has more benefits than boosting food flavour. Used for more than 4000 years to treat a variety of ailments, Curcumin - the active ingredient in turmeric - could potentially ward off dementia and prevent cancer. Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, heart disease, haemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.


Turmeric is widely used as a spice in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. Many Persian dishes use turmeric as a starter ingredient. Almost all Iranian fried dishes consist of oil, onions, and turmeric followed by any other ingredients that are to be included.

In medieval Europe, turmeric became known as Indian saffron because it was widely used as an alternative to the far more expensive saffron spice.


Turmeric is used as cosmetic enhancer. Uses of turmeric in cosmetics industry are basically due to the aqueous extracts possessing excellent biopesticidal properties and Turmeric is a natural alternative to chemical dyes.

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