For thousands of years, natives of India used turmeric powder as a dying agent that produces an exquisite golden orange color. Turmeric powder can replace the golden color provided by saffron in culinary use as well, but won't replace the exquisite flavor. Turmeric’s flavor is a bit bitter, astringent and pungent.
Ground Turmeric Q&A
What is turmeric powder?
Turmeric powder is made from dried ground turmeric root, which is a member of the ginger root family. It's a seasoning used to add subtle flavor and bold color.
How do you use turmeric powder?
Use ground turmeric powder to enhance the flavor and color of most dishes, especially with curries, soups and stews. Turmeric will add a golden orange color to whatever you're cooking.
What is turmeric powder good with?
Turmeric powder is good with curries, masalas and ras el hanout. Turmeric is also good for adding in tea. Add to vegetables, meats or rice to enhance color and flavor.