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

Hard to find twenty years ago, curcuma or turmeric is now available dried in any supermarket and fresh, in most Asian food shops. Perhaps it’s because of its anti-inflamatory and antioxidant properties, although many say that oregano is even better for you.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Simon A. Eugster