Turmeric is a rhizome derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant. This root is originated in the Indian Subcontinent, and through trade it spread to the rest of Southeast Asia. It has been used for centuries as as a Ayurvedic medicine, as well as the key component for making yellow dyes.
Turmeric has an earthy, mustard-like, mildly aromatic scent, which is comparable to ginger. This is coupled with a warm, bitter, black pepper-like flavor.
Today, Turmeric is a staple ingredient in most Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.
Also known as: Curcumin - Curcuma Longa - turmeric root - الكركم - زردچوبه - ہلدی -