1 lb bag $4.90
This is a bright yellow spice made from dry Turmeric Rhizomes. It is a common spice used in Asian and Indian cuisine and gives its food a yellow tinge when added to recipes. It’s earthy, bitter flavor is pungent, but works well in spice blends, like ground curry, or added to mustards, relishes, cheeses and butter. This has the same bright penetrating yellow colos as saffron, but a much different flavor profile, with ginger and orange notes. You can exchange saffron for it for visual affect, but it will alter the taste of the dish.
Turmeric Rhizomes used to make the ground spice, grow underground and come from the root of the Curcuma longa plant like fingers that extend from the root. It is a leafy plant in the ginger family. Curcuma longa is primarily grown and sourced from India but can also be found in Vietnam. The rhizomes are dried and then ground to make the the powder.
Turmeric has many benefits and medicinal qualities.
- It fights inflammation.
- It boosts your bodies own antioxidants and counteracts free radicals in your body.
- It is thought that turmeric lowers the risk of developing brain disease and improves brain functions.
Turmeric lends a distinctive flavor to many recipes other than condiments such as traditional curries, chicken and rice dishes, and fish soups. Blended in butter it seasons vegetables, potatoes and pasta.
Turmeric powder lends its unique musky flavor and color to ground curry powder used in preparing authentic Indian curry. It is how curry spice gets its well-known yellow. You can also find ground curry for wholesale at Mount Hope.
We carry Turmeric in 1 pound bags. Buy in bulk to stock up and use in all your recipes.