What should I look for when buying turmeric?

Absorbable extracts. Turmeric is wonderful but it takes large amounts of the whole herb to attain benefits. The most important constituents are the curcumins. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract with phospholipids that is over 20 times better absorbed than regular extracts- see http://www.Phytosomes.Info/public/meriva.Asp another extract i like is turmeric force by new chapter- it has the full range of constituents.