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Turmeric: How This Spice Can Potentially Improve Your Health

Most people are familiar with turmeric (scientific name: Curcuma longa1) as a yellow spice that's used in Indian cuisine, and has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor. Traditionally called "Indian saffron," turmeric comes from a rhizome with rough brown skin, dull orange flesh and an earthy scent said to be more pungent than ginger. However, there's more to this vibrant spice than meets the eye.  Through the years, studies have been extensively conducted on the potential health benefits of turmeric, and the results were consistently positive. As a result, turmeric was given its well-deserved nickname: the "Spice of Life."  Read more...

 

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