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.