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Kitchen Dictionary: turmeric

Pronounced: TER-muh-rihk

The root of a tropical plant related to the gingerroot has a bitter, pungent taste and a bright yellow-orange color. Turmeric adds flavor and color to East Indian cooking and puts the yellow in American mustard.


Season: available year-round

How to select: Sold ground in supermarket spice sections.

How to store: In a cool dark place for up to 6 months.

Matches well with: beans, chicken, curry, lamb, lentils, paella, rice, shellfish

Substitutions: Saffron or dry mustard

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

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