Turmeric Root Powder, Organic

[ 1866 ]
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per 1/4 Pound
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Turmeric is an important spice in Asia, not only for its use in flavoring many foods and beverages but because of the role it plays in ceremonial observances. In traditional Bengali weddings, the skin of the bride and groom is decoratively painted with a deep orange-yellow pigment made from turmeric root, the color of which is associated with the sacral chakra and fertility.

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quick look

information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundscoumarin
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark location.
appearance & aromaBright yellow with a pungent scent.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in ointments, salves and soaps.
culinaryUse to add color and flavor to Indian dahls and curries.
householdUse to produce dye to color fabrics.
industrialTurmeric is used as a flavoring and coloring agent in the food industry.

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flavor profile

organic, powdered
turmeric root

Pungent with a slightly sweet note. Goes well with other warm spices.

formulas & recipes

organic, powdered
turmeric root

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what else you should know

organic, powdered
turmeric root

Turmeric is a powdered spice produced from the root of a perennial plant that is native to southwest India, where it is also known as Jiang Huang and Haldi. The spice is widely used in Indian cuisine in dahls and curries. It is also used in the food industry to lend yellow color and flavor to cheese products and mustard.

Aside from its culinary merit, turmeric has many other uses. The powder is encapsulated as a dietary supplement, often with black pepper to increase the bioavailability of turmeric’s active compound, curcumin. The spice is incorporated into topical salves and ointments, facial makeup, hair conditioners and soaps. Turmeric is also used to dye wool and other materials, as well as Easter eggs and homemade play dough.

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

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Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.