Ginger and tumeric look very similar, don’t they? The difference however is very important to the dish that it is being used in, or the expected results from using the root.
Both turmeric and ginger are roots that originated in Asia and are well known spices that Caribbean countries use, religiously.
Ginger however is more commonly used in Jamaica.
Ginger is more universally known in cooking because of its sweeter, spicy undertone and strong fragrance . While Turmeric provides a golden yellow colour and a warm and bitter taste with a peppery aroma- turmeric is one of the main ingredients in Indian curry.
These roots have known health benefits as well and recently tumeric has been used heavily in skin care because of its anti-inflammatory properties.