Organic Turmeric TBC (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. Finest quality of organic turmeric is dried and cut to make organic turmeric tbc. It is harvested from mid January to mid March.