Vibrantly yellow, Turmeric is a spice that has been used for thousands of years. It is native to India and South East Asia. Its also a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and the root is used in cooking. Ground Turmeric is commonly used to flavour or colour curry powders, mustards, and other foods, and has an earthy flavour. It is also thought to have many health benefits.