The Spice Trader Ground Turmeric - 40g


Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and consists of a bright, deep yellow rhizome similar in size and appearance to ginger. It thrives in hot, moist, tropical conditions and is valued more for its bright yellow colour than as a flavouring agent.

Native range  

Southern Asia

Taste and aroma  

Fresh turmeric is crunchy and has gingery, citrus aromas. Dried turmeric has a more complex woody aroma but still with hints of citrus and ginger. The taste is warm, slightly bitter, and sour.

Culinary uses  

In India and the West Indies, ground turmeric combined with other spices is the basis of masalas, curry powders, and pastes. It is also used to impart a warm flavour and yellow colour to many vegetable, bean, and lentil dishes. It is used in North African tagines and stews, the Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout, and in harira, the national soup of Morocco. In the West it is mainly used as a colouring agent for cheeses, margarines, and some mustard preparations.


Stored in an airtight container, it retains its flavour for up to a year.