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Turmeric (Curcuma longa): fresh rhizome and powder. Stack of 5 images, combined with CombineZP.

Twenty years ago hard to find, curcuma or turmeric is now available in any supermarket and the fresh version in most Asian food shops. It could be because of its anti-inflamatory and antioxidant properties, although many say oregano is even better for you.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Simon A. Eugster