This distinctly yellow spice has been around for over 2,000 years. Turmeric is considered a major spice in India, China and the Middle East. As with most members of the ginger family Turmeric has a warm feel and flavor. It is a key ingredient in Indian, Persian and Thai curries and can be easily substituted for annatto seed, a lesser known Peruvian spice – palillo, and saffron. Saffron is often substituted with Turmeric since Turmeric it is much less expensive.
The strong yellow color is commonly used for mustards and many other commercial food products such as: cheeses, beverages, ice cream, cake mixes, orange juice, gelatin and the like. Although its color holds up well in foods, it unfortunately does not when dying cloth and so is usually limited to eatables.
Research of certain compounds contained in Turmeric has shown it to have some anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and possibly anti-inflammatory properties.
Usage:Turmeric is one of the key ingredients in many curries, giving them color and flavor.
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Posted by Unknown on 23rd Apr 2017
The Ground Turmeric is fresh and high quality, very good.
Delivery was fast and packaged well.
Will order again.
Horseradish Mustard component
Posted by Mike C. on 3rd Apr 2016
I purchased this for an ingredient for my horseradish mustard. it is if high quality and highly recommend it.
Posted by bill on 12th Jun 2015
mix with honey for joint pain
Helps my arthritis
Posted by Dave on 29th Aug 2011
I take a tablesppon of turmeric a day, and it releives the pain in my joints.