A rhizome spice that is related to the ginger family and originates from tropical Asia. It’s vibrant yellow-orange colour and strong fragrance enhances many dishes in Asian and Middle-Eastern cuisines. In Europe it has been used as a cheaper substitute for saffron. Can be purchased as a powder or buy fresh and grate or chop rhizome as you would ginger. Fresh leaves can also be used in curries or for wrapping parcels of food, and it is said to impart medicinal quality. Ayurvedic practices use it medicinally and now there have been several recent studies on Turmeric with glowing health benefits that are worth investigating. So this is really the spice of life!