Turmeric is a spice from the same family as ginger. The taste of turmeric is earthy, woody and slightly bitter. It gives an earthy taste to dishes. Turmeric is one of the main ingredients of curry. The root is also called curcuma. Turmeric has its origins in India, but it is now also grown in southern China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and other countries. The Verstegen turmeric is yellow-orange and comes from the country of origin India.