1) The chemical called "curcumin" which is found in turmeric gives the spice its bright yellow color and also its many health benefits, which include: reduces inflammation, prevents and treats painful joint diseases, lowers cholesterol, prevents …… It's a quarter or half loaf of bread, hollowed out and filled with curried chicken and vegetables. I tried making one myself when I got home, but I made more of a mess than anything else! A terrible beauty is born. –W.B. Yeats.