What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is a molecule in the Turmeric root (Curcumin longa), a type of ginger. Curcumin is one of three curcuminoids present in turmeric, the other two being desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin. These curcuminoids give turmeric its yellow color. Curcumin is obtained from the dried rhizome of the turmeric plant, which is a perennial herb that is cultivated extensively in the south and southeast Asia. One of the amazing benefits of this herb is that it is very low in calories while being dense in vitamins and minerals.