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Turmeric Root Powder

Turmeric Root Powder

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Turmeric is a tropical plant related to ginger that is native to the forest wetlands of Southeast Asia.

The plant has a tough rhizome that has been used in India for thousands of years to produce a golden dye. The dried, ground root is also the source of the spice turmeric, which is a staple in Indian and South Asian cuisines. Powdered turmeric root is also traditionally used to make a paste for minor skin irritations.

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quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsCurcumin, Resin, Volatile oil, Bitter principles
plant part usedrhizome

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaStriking golden color with a spicy aroma.


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cosmeticAdd to tinted moisturizer or powdered foundation for glowing skin. Turmeric is also used in soapmaking.
culinaryUse in tea blends, curry dishes and baked goods.
householdTurmeric yields a marigold-colored dye that is used to tint wool and other textiles.

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flavor profile

turmeric root

Warm and pungent. Goes well with cumin, black pepper and ginger.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

turmeric root

Turmeric is a spice obtained from the dried and ground root of Curcuma longa, a tropical plant that is related to ginger. Valued for its exceptional golden color and pungent flavor, turmeric is widely used in Indian cuisine. The spice is also significant in Indian culture and in Hinduism.

In addition to its use as a seasoning, turmeric also provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, most notably one called curcumin. Unfortunately, curcumin is not well absorbed in the small intestine. However, because the chemical piperine in black pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin, the two spices are often combined when prepared as food or taken in supplement form.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
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