Organic Turmeric Finger (Curcuma longa) comes from a flowering plant and is extensively used as a spice especially in Asian countries. Like galangal and ginger, turmeric is a kind of root (rhizome) and has a similar appearance, except that it has an orange hue. It has been traditionally utilized in Ayurvedic medicine. The flavor of turmeric is described as a little bitter, a little peppery like mustard or horseradish, with a slight ginger flavor. It’s most often used for coloring more than for the flavor. It is harvested from mid-January to mid-March.