Turmeric is the root of the plant called the Curcuma Longa it has a spicy heat with a bitter flavour and a subtle orange and ginger flavour. Tumeric is famous for its use in Indian Curry.
Tumeric has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally called “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color and has been used throughout history as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye.