A flavorful, healing spice.
Turmeric's warm aroma, bright color, and gingery/peppery taste are relied upon in cooking throughout Asia. It's best known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color. is also used in prepared mustards and pickles, dressings, eggs and rice dishes.
Also known as Indian saffron and yellow root, this bright yellow powder is the dried and ground rhizome of the Curcuma longa root, which is a member of the ginger (Zingiberacea) family. Turmeric is a tropical plant with yellow flowers and leaves that are dark green above and light green below. The rhizomes have a brownish-yellow, somewhat scaly outer skin and a bright orange-yellow flesh, which smells spicy when bruised.
The health benefits of turmeric-- which has a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine -- remains a hot topic among natural health advocates. Tumeric contains antioxidant compounds known as curcuminoids, which have been found to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
- Flavorful spice used in many traditional Asian dishes
- Powerful antioxidant capacity
Turmeric Root curcuma longa