Turmeric, or yellow ginger, is a spice similar to ginger in appearance, but it has a totally different taste, and it gives its characteristic yellow color to the food.
Turmeric is often used as a low-cost substitute for saffron. The color is similar, but the taste is very different.
Be careful using Turmeric, as it can overpower a dish easily.
Last modified on 5 January 2012, at 07:13