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Pronounced "too-mer-ick", Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant. A member of the ginger family Turmeric is native to tropical South Asia. Turmeric is a central ingredient in Curry Powders and pastes, Masalas, Ras El Hanout  and is also called Indian Saffron or Curcumin Turmeric. Turmeric is also frequently misspelled as tumeric. Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients in numerous Asian dishes. Tamil traditional medicine, called Siddha, has recommended turmeric for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.


How Turmeric is Used in Other Cultures

Turmeric is mostly used in savory dishes but also makes some appearances in several sweet dishes, such as Sfouf cake. In India, the leaf of the turmeric plant is used in the preparation of the sweet dish patoleo where the coconut and rice flour are wrapped in the leaf.

Many Persian dishes use turmeric as a starter ingredient and when combined with dried limes is used to flavor a Mesopotamian stew of meat, tomatoes, lentils and onion that is served over rice. In South Africa, turmeric gives boiled white rice a rich, golden color.

In the US it's often used commercially in baked goods, biscuits, canned beverages, cake icings, cereals, dairy products, ice cream, orange juice, sauces, yellow cakes and yogurt.


Different Grades of Turmeric

We source our Turmeric from Alleppey, a region in the farthest reaches of southwestern India. There are several types of Turmeric produced in this region for the US the “splits and bulbs” grade come from the main root (underground) and these tend to be less expensive and of a lower quality (less flavor, color and volatile oil) are more fibrous and are difficult to grind.

We carry the higher quality Turmeric “Fingers” which are appendages that are separated from the main rhizome (which are the elongated horizontal subterranean plant stems that produce roots below and shoots above). These are then broken into 1” to 3” lengths. The “fingers” possess a greater curcumin content (in essence better coloring), more flavor (because of their higher volatile oil) and this provides an enhanced quality Turmeric for grinding.

Our top quality Turmeric contains 5%-6% curcuminoids (a group of yellow pigments) of which curcumin is the primary pigment. Curcumin gives the rhizome its orangish yellow coloring and this color level is also an indication of its quality. Turmeric is traded world-wide based on its curcumin content. Be careful when handling this as it will stain hands, cooking utensils and even your clothes.


When and Where to Use
Use Turmeric with beans, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, rice and spinach.

Turmeric works well in combination with cilantro, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, ginger, mustard seeds, paprika and pepper.


Flavor Profile
With a complex, rich and woody aroma with citrus, floral and ginger undertones. The flavor is slightly sour and bitter, slightly pungent, warm and musky.


Helpful Hints
Some of the more popular recipes with Turmeric include African Vegetable Stew, Shrimp Garam Masala, Amritsari Chole and Rajma.


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1. David on 4/4/2014, said:

Tumeric, like many other spices, has substantial health benefits. It's supposed to be an anti-inflammatory. Lots of folks take it if they have athletic injuries to knees, ankles. I had a pretty bad medial collateral ligament tear to right knee. Not bad enough for surgery, though. Took large quantities tumeric every day for 6 weeks & knee healed up just fine. One warning - as you would expect from natural cures, tumeric is not a "wonder drug" that works overnight. Many folks have told me it only worked for them after taking it every day for 4 - 6 weeks.
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2. Jack on 12/3/2013, said:

I take turmeric by the teaspoon as a health supplement. I suggest everyone check out the countless benefits of curcuma longa for the human body. It's amazing stuff.
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3. Amanda on 4/30/2013, said:

Far better for adding color to dishes than the dried out brands I've had from other stores. A tiny dash added a nice subtle flavor to tofu scramble while making the whole dish an appetizing golden color.
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4. Katie on 4/18/2013, said:

High quality and a great price!
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In all my internet purchases, I have never experienced such excellent quality, price and service as with Spices, Inc.
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