Turmeric Spice

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Turmeric is a spice that comes from the plant Curcuma longa that belongs to the ginger family. Turmeric can be also called as curcumin. However, it is important for to know that “turmeric is the yellowish powder used to flavor foods, while curcumin is a chemical contained within turmeric”(Busse, 2017). “The name “turmeric” is derived from the Persian word for "saffron," the neon yellow-orange hue used to make curry and yellow mustard”(Mercola, n.d.). Turmeric is commonly used as the main spice in cooking curry. It is mostly used in Asian dishes. Turmeric can be used as a spice, cosmetic and a medicine. “In the U.S., turmeric is best known as a spice. It's one of the main components of curry powder. In India and other parts of Asia, turmeric is used to treat many health conditions. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and perhaps even anticancer properties”(WebMD, n.d.). Turmeric as an organic compound has a molecular formula of C21H20O6. This means that turmeric contains 21 carbon atoms, 20 hydrogen atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms. It has a molecular weight of 368.385 g/mol. The main producer of turmeric is Indonesia. However, the countries like Philippines, China, Taiwan, Jamaica, and Haiti are also producers of turmeric. Turmeric has been widely known as a spice used to flavor different kinds of dishes and it can also be made into tea. However, not many people know the health benefits that turmeric can…show more content…
E1cB mechanism stands for Elimination Unimolecular conjugate Base. In elimination, the mechanism is an elimination reaction and it will eliminate to substituents. Unimolecular refers to the rate-determining step of this reaction only involves one molecular entity. The second way to synthesize curcumin was through the process of microwave-assisted reaction. Nonetheless, both processes had the same goal and that was to synthesize curcumin and both ways has achieved that

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