Turmeric is a tuber that belongs to the ginger family and is mostly commonly used in powder form. It has a mild taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Due to its intensive coloring properties, it is often used as an alternative to costly saffron and is the main component of curry powders. Turmeric not only gives an appetizing color to dishes but also contains many beneficial health properties.
Its essential oils improve gastric juice and bile production which aid digestion and its yellow pigment - curcumin - has demonstrated anti-carcinogenic properties and strengthens the immune system.