Turmeric nutrition facts
Never mind if you have your clothes stained turmeric, but make sure you add this exotic root-herb in the food you eat! It is actually an underground rhizome (root). It composes of unique phyto-chemical pigment compounds that impart intense flavor, color, and distinctive fragrance to the recipes it added to.
Binomially, root-turmeric belongs to the ginger or Zingiberaseae family of root herbs, in the genus; Curcuma. Scientific name: Curcuma longa. Its roots as well as leaves have long been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicines for their demonstrated anti-inflammatory (painkiller), anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer properties