Commodity: Turmeric

Commodity Overview

Turmeric is a rhizome, or root, related to ginger root. It has knobbly, ringed "fingers" with rough, pale tan skin through which the vibrant orange color of the flesh is visible. It has a peppery, somewhat bitter or earthy flavor. It can be boiled and then dried to use as a powder, or grated and used fresh. The fresh form, however, can stain clothing or porous surfaces when cut.

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