Turmeric, also known as Curcuma Longa, is a perennial plant of the Zingibercease family. It needs the good amount of rainfall, little wonder it is a native of tropical South Asia. Turmeric is cultivated in commercial quantities in Malaysia.
Turmeric seeds are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder. Firstly, the turmeric seeds are place in boiling water for several hours. Secondly, it is place in oven to dry before ground into powder. The resulting powder is use as important spice in curries.

It is use to colour cuisines in Middle Eastern and South Asia. It has a rich custard-like yellow colour. Turmeric is use in cereals, canned beverages, ice cream, baked products, yoghurts, and orange juice, yellow cakes, biscuits, cake Sfouf, for popcorn colour, dairy products, and savoury dishes. Adding turmeric to plain rice gives it a deep golden colour.

Turmeric is use both in its powdery or fresh form. Industrially, it protects food products from sunlight–E100. Turmeric contains oleoresin, which is use for oil containing food, and the curcumin power, dissolved in alcohol is use for water containing products.

Like other spices, Turmeric is use as antiseptic and antibacterial agent. Its medicinal value stretches from the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, liver disorders and arthritis to the treatment of stomach problems. It is an anti-inflammatory agent and is useful for treating digestive disorders. In cosmetics, it is use in body creams either for medication purpose, such as the treatment of Acne Inversa, or for beauty purposes.

Industrially, turmeric is one of the ingredients in radiator stop-leak sealant mixtures and it is use as an acid-base indicator. When applied to garden, it keeps ants away.

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