100gm = 1 cup


  • the rhizome of the tropical herb- curcuma longa
  • when harvested the root is boiled in slightly alkaline water to help stabilize the colour, dried then ground to a fine aromatic, yellowish powder
  • has and earthy mustard like slightly peppery taste
  • Tumeric adds a brilliant yellow colour to cooked dishes and imparts a slightly bitter, pungent flavour.