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In Sri Lanka, turmeric is being exchanged for gold on the black market

Turmeric, a key spice in many South Asian cuisines, has been so ubiquitous in the region it is hard to imagine it would feature in a black market. Valued for both its flavour and health benefits, the humble ingredient is commonly used in dishes from stews to soups to curries, and it’s also added to beverages like tea. Proponents believe turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities that help people to boost their immunity to diseases. In Sri Lanka, health practitioners have been…

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