Turmeric

Curcuma longa

Country of Origin

India

Description

Turmeric is known for its strong yellow color and is used, amongst others, in curry mixes, but it can also be used alone.

Taste Characteristics

The turmeric plant is in the family with ginger, but it has a milder more flower- like flavor.

Usage

Turmeric is widely used in Indian dishes and Thai food and can also be used in fish dishes and as
Addition to regular rice, which should be yellow.

History

Turmeric can traced back to 600 years b.c. and has been used as both food and medicine. In India and other Asian countries where it originated, it is used frequently to color rice or fish dishes.

Nutrition

Turmeric has long been perceived as having health-promoting properties. It is said that Turmeric has the ability to treat inflammatory conditions.