Turmeric is a popular spice used in many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. It comes from the cucurma longa plant root. It is often dubbed as the “queen of spices” for its powerful aroma and taste, and wide range of benefits for the health.
Turmeric has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antimutagenic, antifungal, and anticarcinogenic properties. It is packed with potent nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, calcium, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium and zinc. Take advantage of all these by using turmeric in your cooking. You can also use turmeric as home remedy for skin problems.