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 Harissa and Vegetable Couscous, Turmeric Tropical Smoothie, Massaman Curry, Chicken Vindaloo, Buddha Bowl, Sweet Potato and Squash Parathas, Curried Beef and Tendon with Turnip, Chicken Drumsticks with Spices and Coconut Milk, Golden Milk, Bread & Butter Pickles, Pomegranate Ash with Meatballs, Khingal, Chole, Turmeric & Star Anise Pickles, Golden Turmeric Granola with Dried Berries, Qalat Daqqa Papaya Smoothie, Tofu Salad with Gomasio and Chili Threads, World Spice Birthday Cake, Garam Masala Meatballs with Mango Chutney, Turmeric Silk Pie, Arabic Chicken Kabsa, Sleepy Floral Sonnets, Tadka Carrot and Cauliflower Salad, and Spiced Yogurt Custard Toast
1/2 cup is about 2.08 oz