What is turmeric?
Can it be eaten like a vegetable as a dish in it's own right?
- CLv 75 months agoFavourite answer
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.
- PatriciaLv 75 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
- 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.
- TrishLv 55 months ago
It's a spice used in chicken noodle soup.
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- MjLv 55 months ago
Eaten straight up it will clean you out like a shop vac.
- WilliamLv 75 months ago
It's a powder that turn food yellow. Think curry.
- SpeedLv 75 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.
- The DevilLv 75 months ago
- FuhrLv 65 months ago
It's a spice, akin to cumin.
- Mama KimamaLv 75 months ago
It's a spice.