Turmeric, another essential ingredient, used as an agent to impart a rich, custard-like yellow colour and a strong flavour. It is used in canned beverages and baked products, dairy products, ice cream, yogurt, yellow cakes, orange juice, biscuits, popcorn colour, cereals, sauces, gelatins, etc. It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders. Turmeric powder can be added directly to vegetables, meat or add to hot oil just before adding vegetables or meat. Turmeric is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powder. It is used extensively in Indian dishes, including lentil and meat dishes and in Southeast Asian cooking. In non-Indian recipes, turmeric powder is sometimes used as a colouring agent.