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Certified Organic TURMERIC

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What is Turmeric? 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is native to South Asia and is in the same family as ginger. Fresh Turmeric “roots” are technically rhizomes that grow in fleshy clusters similar to ginger, but not always quite as large in size. The roots have a bright yellow-orange color and are the part of the plant used for cooking, dyes, and powders. It has been a popular seasoning in many Middle Eastern dishes for thousands of years, mostly ones that include curry. It is also used as a colorant for certain foods like cheeses and butter and is a great dye for clothing, soap, and cosmetics. Fresh Turmeric has a livelier and juicier flavor than dehydrated turmeric, but both have been described as having a peppery, warm, bitter flavor. 

 

Health Benefits of Turmeric  

Turmeric has many medicinal properties, all deriving from its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect. The curcumin chemical within it is the main active ingredient responsible for all the health benefits. As it is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic Western disease, turmeric has a long list of conditions that can be powerful to help treat humans. This includes heart disease, arthritis, GI diseases, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. The best thing about using curcumin for medicinal purposes over traditional medical approaches is its lack of side effects!

When examining the research, turmeric benefits go beyond that of these 10 drugs:   Sourced from: https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits/ 

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Anti-depressants (Prozac)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Anti-coagulants (Aspirin)
  • Pain killers
  • Diabetes drugs (Metformin)
  • Arthritis medications
  • Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
  • Cholesterol drugs (Lipitor)

All of this considered, just consuming fresh turmeric by itself as a spice would be hard to receive maximum levels of medicinal benefits. The curcumin content of the turmeric root is not that high, usually around 3%, by weight. Therefore, juicing is one of the best ways to receive the most concentrated health benefits of curcumin in fresh turmeric.  

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Different ways to enjoy Turmeric 

When fresh and tender, the rind of the turmeric is soft and easy to chew or grate like ginger. It can be juiced to make a more potent serving, and can add a kick to your overall juice mixture or smoothie. Cooking with it provides dishes with an excellent earthy and peppery flavor that can transform a bland food like cauliflower or rice into something more interesting. Adding it to greens like collards and chard or soups is also a wonderful option. Try even making a tea by steeping some turmeric with milk and honey for a delightfully comforting beverage.

 

A labor of love (and a lot of labor) 

Our Turmeric is certified as organic by Americert International, and all parts of the growing, sorting, and packing process are completed right here on our land. The growing season for Turmeric here is best from April through November, and is available for sale from us starting each February. Growing Turmeric requires a lot of hand labor throughout most of the season. In April, each root is planted by hand in individual holes, covered with dirt, and watered in carefully. Until November we must continue to water the plants with drip irrigation and weed around them by hand. We also apply by hand, various organic nutritional amendments to the foliage and the soil throughout the entire growing season. When it is time to harvest, a machine can lift the plants from the ground but each individual plant must still be picked up, carried from the field, washed, and sorted all by hand. After being dried on racks, the turmeric is graded and packed in boxes by hand. 

Please contact us for orders larger than 60 lbs

We can ship to anywhere in the USA, providing discounts on bulk orders. We offer 10 lb and 30 lb boxes to ship. If you shop in our store we have as small as a ¼ (quarter) pound packages available for more personal use. Please contact us with questions or to place an order! NOTE: we do not sell powder, only fresh product.