Fresh turmeric roots look similar to their cousin, ginger. Unlike ginger, turmeric presents with a deep golden tone that adds a bright yellow color to curries and sauces. Turmeric's vibrant orange flesh is earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter. The root is awesome peeled, sliced, and stewed in your favorite curry. It is also delicious in juices, teas, and tonics. Some claim that turmeric possesses soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities for what ails the body. .