Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Zanzibar

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Zanzibar

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Caption: Turmeric (Curcuma longa)spice. Man holding a freshly cut piece of turmeric rhizome. Turmeric rhizomes are boiled, dried and then ground into a deep-orange-yellow powder that is used as a flavouring and colourant in cooking and dyeing. Spices are one of the main industries of Zanzibar and the island is one of the so-called 'spice islands'. Photographed in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

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