Turmeric is a mustard flavored root of the ginger family and has its primary use in curry powder and also in many other food products.
Organic Turmeric- 15 grams
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of Southeast Asia. It has become the key ingredient for many Asian dishes, not only in curry, but also many more. Although most usage of Turmeric is in the form of powder from the roots, not merely for color but in case of Indian cuisine more for the medicinal value, in some regions leaves of turmeric are used to wrap and cook food especially when on picnic in a field but really at homes as well. This usually takes place around where turmeric grown, since the leaves are used freshly picked. This imparts a distinct flavor but has medicinal value as well.
In non-South Asian recipes, turmeric is sometimes used as an agent to impart a rich, custard-like yellow color. It is used in canned beverages and baked products,dairy products, ice cream, yogurt, yellow cakes, orange juice, bisciuts, popcorn color, sweets, cake icings, cereals and sauces.It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders. Turmeric is mostly used in savory dishes, as well as some sweet dishes such as the cake Sfouf.