Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America.
The turmeric on shelves and in spice cabinets is made of the ground roots of the plant. The bright yellow color of processed turmeric has inspired many cultures to use it as a dye. Ground turmeric is also a major ingredient in curry powder.
During Lent, the consumption of one of the most wonderful plants that exist in Mexico, the chaya, increases. In addition to the delicious dishes that are made with its leaves since pre-Hispanic times, it is very interesting to know about its great medicinal powers.