This gorgeously golden orange root is a member of the ginger family. When ground, turmeric has a musky wood spice character with a slightly pungent, bitter finish. Paired with coconut milk in curries, soups, and sauces it will greet your palate with a smooth creamy caress. After 2000 years’ use as medicine in South Asia, turmeric is enjoying a resurgence for homeopathic use treating a variety of medical ailments. This has fed demand for turmeric in foods like those mentioned above and beverages such as golden turmeric milk, turmeric tea, and turmeric lattes.