Yellow Turmeric

Native to southwest India, yellow turmeric is the root of the Curcuma longa plant. It has a brown/yellow skin and has orange/yellow flesh. It is often referred to as “Indian saffron”. Yellow turmeric smells a bit like a mix of ginger and orange with a somewhat peppery and bitter flavor. The yellow color is caused by the high levels of curcumin in turmeric.