Turmeric or Haldi is known for its medicinal values and is often used in Indian kitchens, as a rich source of antioxidants. It is also a superfood that helps boost the immune system and it is suggested to add this yellow delight in our daily diet.
But, did you know that there is a variety of haldi that is blackish-blue in colour? Well, yes, there is a unique variety and it is found in some parts of the country. Recently, a Twitter user shared a picture of it and it left netizens surprised.
The tweet was posted by IFS Officer Swetha Boddu and in no time it garnered thousands of likes. The unique-looking haldi variety made users believe that it was some foreign material, and this is how they expressed their thoughts in the comment section.
For those who don’t know, black turmeric, also known as Curcuma Caesia or Black Zedoary, is actually found in parts of North East India and Madhya Pradesh. It is a rare spice variety available in both powdered and fresh forms and is also medicinal in nature, just like yellow haldi.