Turmeric, the bright yellow spice used in bean soup recipes and many Indian dishes is a powerful anti-cancer fighter a new study shows. Read the details below. Turmeric must however be used in rather large amounts to get the maximum benefit. More than just a dash here and a dash there. It should be consumed in large quanties in many different dishes. Its rather mild taste does not overpower the tastes of the other foods. Put it on everything!