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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