It is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes. Turmeric is mostly used in savoury dishes, but is used in some sweet dishes. In recipes outside South Asia, turmeric is sometimes used as an agent to impart a rich, custard-like yellow color. It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders.
Turmeric is getting a name for itself as the new Superfood due to it's anti-inflammatory and healing qualities.