Turmeric Powder

Also known as ground turmeric or just turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow aromatic powder that is made from the rhizome of a plant of the ginger family. Formerly used as a fabric dye, turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian and other Asian cuisines. It is derived from the dried underground stem, of the Curcuma longa plant, which is a relative of the ginger plant. It has a warm, earthy and peppery taste and a mild aroma.  To create turmeric powder, the turmeric is normally boiled, then sun dried going on to be ground into a powder.

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