Turmeric is the golden spice of life, having many health benefits. Turmeric is a native plant to South Asia. Turmeric belongs to the spice family called Zingiberaceae and looks similar to ginger spice. It is an old spice from the rhizomes of the plant called Curcuma Longa. Here in Newzealand, turmeric has been grown by people native to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Initially, turmeric was known for its use of colours in staple rice to fancy cakes. This spice’s fame spread across the globe after finding its health benefits. Turmeric in New Zealand is considered a novel spice. ...Read more

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