The flavor profile
With a complex, rich and woody aroma with citrus, floral and ginger undertones. The flavor is mildly sour and bitter, slightly pungent, warm and musky.
How it's Used
Turmeric is a central ingredient in Masalas, Ras El Hanout, curry powders and pastes. Turmeric is mostly used in savory dishes, but also makes some appearances in several sweet dishes, such as Sfouf cake.
In the US, it's often used commercially in baked goods, biscuits, canned beverages, cake icings, cereals, dairy products, ice cream, orange juice, sauces, yellow cakes and yogurt. Use Turmeric with beans, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, rice and spinach.
Turmeric works well in combination with cilantro, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, ginger, mustard seeds, paprika and pepper.