Turmeric is an ingredient in a variety of dishes that can be found on websites such as Eating Well and Vegetarian Times. In addition to adding a bright yellow color to dishes, turmeric also adds a mild fragrance and slightly pepper-like taste to foods.
Turmeric is a popular addition to many dishes of Indian origin, such as soups, curries and vegetables. It also gives a superb flavor boost to many vegetarian and vegan dishes.
In addition to adding flavor, turmeric is also known to have health benefits. Examples of this include serving as an anti-inflammatory agent and as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and as a possible prevention for certain forms of cancer, as noted by WebMD.