Turmeric - Spice
Also Known As: Ground Turmeric or Turmeric Alleppey
Ingredients: Turmeric Ground (5% curcumin)
Taste and Aroma: Warm, powerful, slightly bitter and similar to ginger.
Uses: Authentic Indian Cuisine, curry, vegetables, chicken, stew, soup, fish, sauce, pickles and relish.
Substitutes: Curry Powder, Maharajah Style Curry Powder and Saffron Spanish Superior Grade.
Fun Facts: Turmeric is packed with antioxidants and in preliminary studies is showing promising results in the fight against cancer. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color.
Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally called "Indian saffron" because of its deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye.
- Gluten Free
- Salt free
- Sugar Free