What is turmeric?

Can it be eaten like a vegetable as a dish in it's own right?

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  • C
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    It's a relative of ginger most often used as a ground spice.  It has a strong colour and stains everything it comes into contact with a bright yellow even if fresh turmeric is bright orange.  It's not strong like ginger but it's very pungent.  It would be unpleasant to try to eat like a vegetable.

    • onthe455 months agoReport

      I was just curious because, I saw a programme about a boxer and his chef was preparing a meal for him and he said he was preparing a plate of turmeric, so I wasn't sure what he meant. It made it sound like you could eat it like a dish. 

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  • 5 months ago

    It's gross, i don't like it, but it's supposed to be good for you. People eat the roots and root powder

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  • 5 months ago

    It is a root vegetable, which you mostly could find as a ground spice. Lately has become popular as a health promoting food too. Though, I enjoy turmeric for its flavor and nice color it gives to whatever you add it to. Try turmeric milk (golden milk) and you may like it.

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  • Trish
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    It's a spice used in chicken noodle soup.

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  • Mj
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Eaten straight up it will clean you out like a shop vac.

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  • 5 months ago

    It's a powder that turn food yellow. Think curry.

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  • Speed
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Tumeric is a spice derived from the rhizome-type roots of the Curcuma longa, a herbaceous perennial plant. There are multiple types, all in tropical South Asia, and they're part of the ginger family.

    The plant itself is not poisonous as far as I can tell, but nobody eats it.

    • Mike
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      5 months agoReport

      MANY (including me)  take it as a supplement especially with CURCUMIN (pepper).

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  • Fuhr
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    It's a spice, akin to cumin.

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  • 5 months ago

    It's a spice.

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