- Suitable for vegans
- Great for cooking
- Popular in yellow curries and spice mixes
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia, and is commonly used in Indian and Asian cuisines, and herbal medicines (including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda the herbal medicine of India.
Turmeric is produced from the dried underground stem (or rhizome) of the Curcuma longa plant, a relative of the ginger plant. Its flavour is peppery, warm, earthy, and bitter, while its fragrance is mild yet slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger.
This versatile spice is great for adding to stews, curries, chutney, smoothies, scrambled eggs, and complements lentil dishes. Why not try simmering some turmeric powder with some milk and honey, for a warm comforting drink, or add some powder to sautéed apples for a delicious health snack?