Yellow pigment is the most sought after and desired part of Curcuma, a root plant that thrives primarily in South Asia. Curcuma powder is a spice that has an important role in Indian cuisine, due to its interesting taste and beneficial effects on health, especially when it comes to inflammation. We have started to appreciate turmeric in the western world as well.
Curcuma originates from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Today it is grown in southern China, India, Indonesia and Java. It is a spice that gives a yellow colour, and from the shape of the root, we can recognize that it is a close relative of ginger. The main active ingredient of Curcuma root is curcumin, which has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and is an exceptional antioxidant.