Turmeric is a common ingredient in curry powders and spice blends adding a little to the taste but mainly for the golden yellow colour it produces. When added to rice, either boiled, steamed or in a pilaf or pilau it adds a pleasing colour, use sparingly though as it can add a bitter note to your dish.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds such as curcumin with has long been hailed as an important ingredient in Indian ayurvedic medicine. It has strong anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antoxidant.
Aussie Spices turmeric is laboratory tested on arrival in Australia and the curcumin percentage averages