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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.
Turmeric, along with dill, gives pickles their characteristic taste.
Be careful using Turmeric, as it can overpower a dish easily.