Turmeric made an appearance in snack foods, spice blends, but most inventively in a handful of drinks. TumericALIVE ($45 for eight juices) brought the tastiest turmeric libation at the show. Spicy, flavorful, and boosted by ginger, cardamom, and lemon, the original flavor was my favorite offering. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, works in a very similar way to anti-inflammatory drugs. Tumeric tea is also very popular in Okinawa, the Japanese island known for having one of the healthiest elderly population in the world.