Raw Turmeric has a great aroma due to the oils present in it. This dried turmeric not only adds distinct taste to the food but also, is used as a medicinal herb. It has a warm, bitter taste and is commonly used to flavor mustards, butters, curry powders and cheeses. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color foods and cosmetics. In food and manufacturing, the essential oil of Raw Turmeric is used in perfumes.