What is turmeric?

Turmeric is a vibrant yellow root from the ginger family. It can be bought fresh or dried and ground as a powder and is used all over Asia and beyond in savoury and sweet recipes. It’s an especially popular spice in curries and imparts its bright golden hue to food. Turmeric is famed for its anti-inflammatory properties and health-promoting potential.

Where to buy turmeric

Wholegood Organic Peruvian Turmeric, £2.39/90g, Ocado

Fresh Turmeric Roots, £2.97/100g, Amazon

Turmeric recipes

Turmeric-fried veggie rice

Try our vibrant turmeric-fried rice. This colourful recipe is packed with punchy flavour and is super simple to make. Plus, it comes in under 300 calories per serving.

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe with Turmeric

Turmeric pickled eggs

Spice up your eggs with this easy pickling recipe using turmeric to add an extra kick of flavour to your lunch or dinner.

Vietnamese turmeric and dill fish with rice noodles

Sunshine yellow deliciousness with a hit of chilli and herbs, this unusual Vietnamese dish is popular in Hanoi. Make your own version for dinner tonight.

Vietnamese Fish Recipe by Donal Skehan


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