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Turmeric 姜黄 粉 (jiāng huáng fěn)

A bright yellow powder used in Chinese and Indian cooking, ground turmeric is made from grinding up a root that is related to gingerroot. It is the main ingredient in curry powder, has a slightly pungent flavor, and is primarily used as a coloring agent. We recommend wearing rubber kitchen gloves when touching it, because it will stain your hands.

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