Originally discovered in India thousands of years ago, turmeric continues to be used as an aromatic culinary delight as well as a powerful medicinal healer.
Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric as a spice is an Indian household staple and offers its warm aroma with slightly astringent notes to nearly every traditional Indian dish. It is also the star ingredient in curry powder, to which it lends its distinctive and vivid yellow coloring.
In addition to being used as a spice, turmeric is a nutrition powerhouse offering many health benefits. Its benefits are attributed to curcumin, which is an ingredient in turmeric.