Turmeric is warm, fragrant spice related to the ginger family. It is an important ingredient of curry powder, but most of us know it from the yellow in ball park mustard! An excellent spice for lentils and salads, it is delicious on broiled or steamed fish. Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Turmeric contains curcumin, powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it beneficial for any diet. It is an excellent source of manganese and iron and a good source of vitamin B6, fiber, copper and potassium.