India / Curcuma longa
Turmeric gives most curry powder its rich yellow color. With a rich, resiny base flavor, it combines classically with Indian lentil and vegetable dishes. Try it in rice cooked in coconut milk for a vibrant, full flavored side dish.
These days, folks are also calling turmeric a "super-spice" because it has so many health benefits.
Try with Sleepy Floral Sonnets, Peep Parade, Curried Beef and Tendon with Turnip, Tandoori Roasted Chicken, Golden Turmeric Granola with Barberries, Peppercorn Shortbread, Arabic Chicken Kabsa, Turmeric Silk Pie, Garam Masala Meatballs with Mango and Barberry Chutney, World Spice Birthday Cake, Tofu Salad with Gomasio and Chili Threads, Qalat Daqqa Papaya Smoothie, Caribbean Yellow Rice, Turmeric & Star Anise Pickles, Golden Milk, Japanese Chicken Curry, Buddha Bowl, The Daily Grind, Bread & Butter Pickles, Chicken Drumsticks with Spices and Coconut Milk, Pomegranate Ash with Meatballs, Khingal, Chole, and Harissa and Vegetable Couscous
1/2 cup is about 2.08 oz