Untreated turmeric from India in raw food quality.
Our Turmeric has a 95% curcumin value. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to tropical South Asia and needs temperatures between 20 to 30 degrees celsius, and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes, and re-seeded from some of those rhizomes the following season.
Our Turmeric is dried, after which it is ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in curries for South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is also used for dyeing, and to impart its color to mustard condiments. The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin (95%) which has a distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery, flavor and a mustardy smell.
Although usually used in its dried, powdered form, turmeric is also used fresh, much like ginger. Turmeric is popular in Ayurveda and in traditional, chinese herbal medicine.
Usage: Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric to salad, smoothies and fresh pressed green smoothies.