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What is turmeric? About the ingredient turmeric. Including 817 recipes with turmeric, and nutrition data.


Turmeric is a spice made from grinding the roots of the Curcuma longa plant, also called curcumin. It is a prime ingredient in curry powder and figures heavily in Asian cuisines. Because it imparts a vivid yellow color to the food it is cooked with, it is often used to color as well as flavor condiments, rice dishes and sauces.

Recently turmeric is gaining a lot of attention for its potential medicinal properties. Traditionally it has been considered a good digestive aid, and some cultures use turmeric as a dietary supplement for this reason.

Since those cultures also traditionally have a lower incident of certain cancers, such as cancer of the prostate,turmeric is now being actively studied as a cancer treatment and/or preventative, particularly for environmental cancers.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 21Calories from Fat 5
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 0.2
Protein 0.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Food group

Turmeric is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does turmeric weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:姜黄
British (UK) term: Turmeric
en français:curcuma
en español:cúrcuma

Recipes using turmeric

There are 802 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer
Aloo Ko Achar (Potato Salad)
Aloo Mathar Paratha  (Sides)
Amazing Spiced Chick Peas
Ananda's Palak Paneer
Andy's Murgh Kurma (Chicken Curry)
Banda Kopir Tarkari (Vegetables Stir Fried with Spices)
Barbecued Chicken
Beef Strips in Sweet Pepper Sauce
Betty Carter's Refrigerator Pickles
Biryani Rice Recipe

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