Turmeric can be Yellow or Orange.
Turmeric
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Turmeric's flavor is warm and slightly Bitter, but is weak and will disappear quickly during the Cooking Process.

Turmeric is a rhizome that is a yellowish-brown. It can be found in a powdered form that is bright orange or yellow.

Turmeric has been used by Hindus to dye their holy robes, and is used in their ceremonies.

Season

Turmeric is best late in the Summer.

Availability

Turmeric is available all year long.

Culinary Uses

It is commonly used in the Middle East as a condiment and dye. Turmeric has been used in Curries to mask the fishy smell when making dishes with Fish. Chefs will sometimes try to cheat and use Turmeric instead of the vastly more expensive Saffron.

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 t of Turmeric per recipe.

Substitutes

Curry Powder, Saffron

Nutritional Value USDA
TURMERIC,GROUND
Amount Per 100g
Calories 312
%Daily Value*
 
4%
Total Fat 3g
0%
Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 27mg
44%
Potassium 2080mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate 67g
88%
Dietary Fiber 22g
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes