Starwest Botanicals Turmeric Root Description
Turmeric Root Powder
- Certified Organic by QAI, Inc
- Kosher Certified by Kosher Certification Services
Starwest Botanicals is the most easily recognizable spices used in middle eastern cuisine, turmeric (curcumas longa) has a slightly bitter, warm taste. A close relation to ginger, the turmeric shrub is primarily cultivated in southeast Asia and parts of Africa. It is often used as part of food seasonings for spicy curries and pungent mustards. Like other strong organic spices, turmeric is typically used in a ground form for culinary purposes.
Although turmeric has a particularly distinctive flavor, it does diminish over time. To insure the most robust taste from this organic seasoning, it is a good idea to purchase enough for use rather than long-term storage. Use an airtight container kept away from direct sunlight to maximize the lifespan of turmeric's potency.
Turmeric is more than a popular organic seasoning, however, it's distinctive orange-yellow color has made it useful in fabric dyes.
Common Names: Curcumin, Jiang Huang
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Starwest offers you over 550 botanicals from all over the world – certified organic herbs and organic spices, and wild-crafted, medicinal, culinary, and Chinese traditional herbs. We stock one of the largest selections of bulk organic herbs and bulk organic spices in the world, and also offer specially formulated organic seasoning blends as well as a complete line of dehydrated vegetables.
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