Turmeric is the rhizome or underground stem of a ginger-like plant. Popular in East or Middle East cooking, turmeric is usually ground into a fine powder and used as a culinary spice. Its yellow-orange color has also served as a dye since ancient times. Turmeric has a peppery taste that adds color and flavor to Indian and Asian recipes. In China and India, it has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 tsp
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 8
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Total Carbs: 1g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%


Handling & Storage


Yellow is available all year.White is available during the summer months

Also Known As

  • Curcuma longa
  • Turmeric
  • Fresh turmeric
  • Indian ginger
  • Yellow ginger
  • Mango ginger

Keep in a cool and humid place at 45-50 degrees F.


  • White
  • Yellow


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