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How to cook with turmeric, and why you should be doing more of it

How to cook with turmeric, and why you should be doing more of it

If you’ve ever eaten curry, and really who hasn’t, you’ve tasted turmeric. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry pastes and powders that vibrant golden hue. Long popular in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa, these days turmeric is having a golden moment. Maybe you’ve seen uber-fit yoga-moms sipping school-bus yellow juice. Or your dad takes turmeric supplements for his memory. And some of the cakes and muffins at your favorite hipster bakery may have turned strikingly yellow.

Turmeric is a rhizome, which means it has root-like stems that grow underground. It’s related to the ginger plant, and like ginger, turmeric can be eaten fresh or in powdered form....

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