Our Organic Ground Turmeric Root (Curcuma longa) has a minimum of 4% curcumin content. Curcumin is a group of antioxidant compounds found in the rhizome. It is golden-yellow in color, with a pungent earthy, distinctive aroma. Its flavor resembles both ginger and pepper. Indispensable in curry powders and East Indian cooking, turmeric is also used in prepared mustards and pickles, dressings, eggs, and rice dishes.
Throughout history, it was used as both a condiment and dye. Traded on ancient spice routes, Marco Polo made note of this plant. It's been widely used in Hindu wedding ceremonies, is associated with fertility and prosperity. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and other traditional Indian medicine systems have relied on this pungent spice for centuries.
• Adds a curcumin boost to a variety of foods
• Provides authentic flavor and color to curries and other ethnic dishes
• Has a vibrant color — can be used as a natural dye
• The vibrant color of this turmeric is a result of its high levels of the constituent curcumin, which is also valued for wellness
Suggested uses Add authentic flavor and color to curry powders and East Indian dishes. It's also excellent in mustards, pickles, dressings, eggs and rice dishes — and is sometimes added to smoothies for a flavor and curcumin boost.
Flavor Profile Warmly reminiscent of ginger and pepper
Botanical name Curcuma longa L.
Organic Turmeric Root.
To make turmeric tea:
Use 1 cup of boiling water and 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric, steep for 10 minutes.
You can add honey, milk, oil, ghee, black pepper, lemon, lime, or ginger.
Recipe for Wheatgrass Pineapple Smoothie with Turmeric
Total Time: 15 mins
Hands-on Time: 5 mins
Makes: 3 servings
A clean, green pineapple smoothie boosted with wheatgrass powder, kale powder, spirulina powder, turmeric, and black pepper.
By Tess Masters, The Blender Girl
1 tablespoon Organic Kale Powder
1 teaspoon Organic Wheat Grass Powder
1/4 teaspoon Spirulina Powder
1/4 teaspoon Organic Ground Turmeric Root
Pinch Organic Fine Grind Black Pepper
1 1/2 cups raw coconut water or filtered water
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
3 cups frozen pineapple
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until well blended (may still be a little clumpy from the pineapple consistency, but should be smooth enough to sip).