What Does Turmeric Taste Like?

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:01 PM, May 31, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 31, 2017

Been hearing about the health benefits of turmeric, but wonder what it tastes like?

Our culinary team says it has a pungent, earthy-sweet taste and is a key ingredient in most Indian curries (and these curry deviled eggs). And it’s full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants!

Turmeric root, which is not as widely distributed as its dried, pulverized powder version looks similar to ginger: “It’s extremely potent and will instantly stain anything it touches. I used it in my stainless steel juicer and it even turned that yellow!” says Jeanette.

So the moral of the story -- load up on turmeric in your curry (or latte) but don’t spill it on your favorite dress!