Spice Islands Turmeric is an all purpose spice that adds both glorious color and a heady flavor to a vast array of dishes. The rhizomes, or whole turmeric, produce a beautiful yellow color and mild, pungent flavor when ground. Sourced from India, Spice Islands Turmeric spices add Eastern flair to traditional curries, rice, and chicken dishes. You can also use this ground turmeric as a classic addition to chutneys, pilafs, poultry, bean and lentil dishes. The Spice Islands brand takes steps to preserve the rich, authentic flavors found in the world's herbs and spices.