DRIED TURMERIC

  • Cleaned, Polished
  • Moisture: 13% max
  • Admixture: 2% max
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Type: Whole, Slice, Powder
  • Packing: 50Kgs/Jute Bag
  • Loading: 14,000 Kgs/20ft DC
  • Origin: Vietnam

Product Description

If you’ve ever eaten curry, and really who hasn’t, you’ve tasted turmeric. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry pastes and powders that vibrant golden hue. Long popular in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa, these days turmeric is having a golden moment. Maybe you’ve seen uber-fit yoga-moms sipping school-bus yellow juice. Or your dad takes turmeric supplements for his memory. And some of the cakes and muffins at your favorite hipster bakery may have turned strikingly yellow. Turmeric is a rhizome, which means it has root-like stems that grow underground. It’s related to the ginger plant, and like ginger, turmeric can be eaten fresh or in powdered form.  Dried turmeric is available in most spice aisles, and these days fresh turmeric is routinely found in farmers markets and produce sections.

Dried turmeric is made by peeling, boiling, and drying the rhizomes, which are then sold whole or ground. Turmeric loses some of its essential oils and pungency in the drying process but it can still provide warmth and color. For the best flavor use whole fingers and grind them as needed using a microplane or spice grinder.

When purchasing dried turmeric look to ethnic and specialty spice shops that often have fresher stock and faster turnover than regular grocery stores. Aroma is often a better indicator of quality than color, which can vary from yellow to orange. Store turmeric in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to a year.

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