Turmeric powder is a bright yellow spice which is made from dry Turmeric Rhizomes and is used in dried powdered form. Turmeric is useful for its colour, flavour, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Turmeric powder's flavour could also be described as peppery, or even warm in the mouth. It is used as a flavour and adds an orange-yellow colour to the food. It is also essential in curry powder which is used in meat, vegetables and lentil dishes. Lastly, it works as a substitute for saffron in rice, curries and desserts.