Recommended use:. Use turmeric for fish courses or add to the water when you cook rice to get a bright yellow colour. Crushed turmeric may be used for tea and tonics.
Herbal colouring: orange
Ginger look-alike turmeric is native to India and is appreciated for its bright yellow colour which is due to its content of curcumin. Curcumin is less expensive than saffron which is also used for herbal colouring. Curry owes its colour to curcumin, and it is used as an additive in food and clothes (E 100).