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Turmeric is often mistaken as The curry spice. In fact, while it provides a lot of the herbal notes in curry, it's best use is as a natural food dye throughout all Indian cooking. Many people also swear by it's medicinal properties, which have been brought to light in the scientific community last decade. These turmeric fingers are as pure as possible, where you can truly admire it for the exotic spice it is. Use freshly ground in small amounts for great effect. Also spelled: tumeric

By popular demand: Regency Turmeric is nowalways freshly ground to order! In case you want whole Turmeric pieces, please let us know on checkout, and we will send yours whole.

Turmeric Powder (ORGANIC) Cooking Notes

Cuisine... Indian, Malayasian 

Food Pairings... Lamb, chicken, potato, curries, lentils, seafood, savoury cakes

Flavour / Tastes Like... Bitter, Mustard, Ginger, Orange 

Serving size... 1 gram once powdered (small pinch).

Directions for use... Grind using a Microplane or an electric spice grinder. 

Recipes... Aloo Matar (spiced indian potato and pea curry), Curry Powder, Lamb Madras, Spicy Stuffed Okra, Aloo Gobi, Veggie Pakoras, Dal Fry, Dal Pakoras (Lentil Fritters), Chicken Xacuti (Goa style), Curried Quinoa, Kokum Rasam (Spiced Indian Soup) 

Turmeric Powder (ORGANIC) Health Benefits (Government Sources Only)

Nutrition Facts... High in Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Source and details Turmeric Powder (ORGANIC) Physical Characteristics

Appearance... Orange, whole turmeric roots. 10 grams per root. 

Turmeric Powder (ORGANIC) Technical Notes

Origin... Tamil Nadu, India

Quality*... Selam, Saffron Grade

Industry Knowledge... It has a peculiar fragrant odour and a bitterish, slightly acrid taste, like ginger, exciting warmth in the mouth and colouring the saliva yellow. It yields its properties to water or alcohol. It is a native of India, although has recently been brought over for cultivation throughout the world. In India, it is cultivated in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Turmeric is a tropical crop which grows in light black, black clayey loams and red soils in irrigated conditions. It's native habitat in India thus provides it with all the prime conditions for growth - hard to imitate elsewhere in the world. Turmeric is used in the preparation of medicinal oils, ointments and poultice. It is stomachic, carminative, tonic, blood purifier and an antiseptic. In 1995, a US company filed a patent for the use of Turmeric as medicine, which has thus spurred the movement of scientific research on other traditional indian medicinal ingredients.Curcumin is the substance within Turmeric that gives it it's distinct flavour. Curcumin extracted from turmeric is also commonly used as a colourant. Regency Turmeric has a curcumin content of 3.5-4%, making it strong enough to have the desired flavour impact without being overwhelmingly concentrated and harsh, unlike other Turmerics. This level of curcumin content is also the reasoning behind the name 'Saffron Grade' - this turmeric obtains a regal Saffron colour. Learn more about Turmeric.  

Also known as... Curcuma longa

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All Regency spices are fresh, current crop herbs and spices. We pride ourselves on our taste and freshness. Regency's herbs and spices are carefully selected amongst the best varieties in the world each season - only a single variety passes our rigorous testing, and we only sell this one variety. We only sell spices in whole form for fresh grinding to ensure the best flavour and aroma when it reaches your kitchens. As a result, everyone can inspect and admire the natural beauty achieved by us! All our spices and herbs are naturally grown, and processed. They are as pure as spices can get, free from irradiation and other chemical preservation treatments - only possible due to our strict quality control standards at source. We can promise their flavours are fit for even the most royal and picky diners.

We know how hard it is to find top quality, fresh, whole spices worldwide and we have the answer. Through our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we know our spices inside-out and can provide the best tasting varieties attainable worldwide for each of our spices. Tastes are changing, and cooks who seek the absolute best possible for each ingredient know that we can provide it for them - that's why we've been in business for so long! We quickly became the leading shop for buying Indian spices and herbs in Hong Kong, and now have added our extended range of exotic herbs and spices from around the world. Read more about our heritage here.

Most importantly, we aim to provide the high quality flavours that existed in traditional times in our spice trade - flavours that have been lost due to mass production, over processing, and cutting corners to keep prices low. We partner with the greatest farmers and suppliers around the world to provide the highest grades achievable in spices. We are also passionate educators within our industry, teaching customers and competitors alike on how to buy and assess the quality of spices, as well as common tricks of the spice trade. Learn more about spices now.