A cherished cousin of ginger, is the main spice in the curry. Bright orange-yellow in colour with a heady fragrance, turmeric has a unique earthy taste with a touch of citrusy bitterness and numbing punch of pepper. Coined as the most powerful spices of all, haldi is every household’s go-to-fix for a variety of cuisines and health problems too. Turmeric (haldi) is used in most Indian dishes. Imparts rich look to your dishes. It is used in canned beverages, baked products, dairy products, ice cream, yogurt, yellow cakes, orange juice, biscuits, popcorn colour, cereals, sauces, gelatines, etc. It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders.
Apart from being used as an ingredient in cooking, turmeric offers many health benefits. Turmeric contains more than 300 antioxidants, which makes turmeric a powerful healer. But turmeric not just heals you from inside; it also makes you more beautiful! It also works as a fairness agent. It is a Blood purifier and antiseptic, improves liver function, and helps prevent coughs and colds.