Turmeric, Ground Turmeric root is a member of the ginger family and is used for its flavor as well as its color.
Its vivid yellow-orange color can be found in two stapes found even in most bachelors refrigerator’s: pickles and prepared yellow mustards. In fact, ground turmeric is often added to foods in the U.S. merely for it ability to add a bright yellow color, hence one of its common names, “Indian Saffron”.
Turmeric, essential to curry powder.
It has a light, musky flavor along with a brilliant golden-orange color for which it is famous throughout the world. It contains the compound curcumin, which is a strong anti-inflammatory. In Asia, its main use for thousands of years was as a dyestuff. At one time, sun worshippers, whose sacred color was yellow, dyed their textiles with the very expensive saffron. When it was discovered that the very inexpensive turmeric produced the same brilliant color, the sacred saffron was guarded for special culinary dishes.
Has a peppery, spicy aroma and a bitter, pungent taste.
Chefs Quality Ground Tumeric is a brand used by many different types of restaurants and food service facilities across the US. Most of the items are bulk size and discounted relative to the price paid in a normal supermarket.
Chef’s Quality Ground Tumeric 16 oz