Turmeric whole is an exotic sun-dried root-herb that grows in Asia and Central America. More often than not, it is called the golden spice or Indian saffron. Dried turmeric has a woody aroma with hints of citrus and ginger. It tastes warm, slightly bitter, and sour.
Turmeric is rich in essential nutrients and minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium. It is an excellent source of fibre, vitamin B6 and zinc, in addition to a good amount of vitamin C.