Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. It has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. The bright orange-yellow turmeric is widely used in cooking and gives Indian curry its flavor and yellow color. It is also used as a coloring agent for mustard, butter, and cheese. Net weight: 1 lb.