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Fresh Turmeric - USDA Certified Organic
Fresh Turmeric -  USDA Certified Organic
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Locally Grown, Certified Organic
Price: $6.00

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1/2 lb - $14.00
1 lb

Turmeric recipes

Fresh Turmeric
Turmeric has been used as a culinary and medicinal spice for thousands of years in Asia and India. This remarkable spice can be easily added to your daily diet.

How do I use turmeric?
You can integrate turmeric into your diet in a number of ways. Add the chopped or grated spice into sauces or, alternatively, sprinkle it over meat, fish or vegetables during the preparation. I add turmeric to my tea each morning. Here's some ideas and recipes:

Add a slice to green or fruit smoothies and in raw juices
Add turmeric to the cooking water for rice, quinoa or pasta
Pickle fresh turmeric root in vinegar and lime juice for a tasty Asian-style condiment.
Add a few teaspoons of grated turmeric to Basmati rice and a little coconut milk and water.
Fresh turmeric is also interesting with fresh corn cooked in coconut milk

How do I store fresh turmeric?
Fresh turmeric can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks and in the crisper section of your refrigerator for up to three weeks. Storing it in a bag or container will keep the turmeric from forming a slight skin. Once refrigerated, keep turmeric in cold storage or it will become "limp". Even if it loses some crispness, it is still quite useable and delicious. We recommend freezing your turmeric to preserve it for up to a year.

How do I freeze fresh
Fresh turmeric can be frozen, stored for up to a year and used when needed, right from the freezer. Freeze minced or thinly sliced ginger in individual portions or in bulk. Freeze an entire rhizome, grate what you need and return the frozen piece to the freezer.

How to preserve fresh turmeric
Turmeric recipes

It is very important to return unused frozen turmeric to the freezer immediately or it will become "mushy". If you forget to put it back in the freezer and end up with watery, mushy turmeric rhizomes, place them in a food processor or blender and puree. Store the puree in the refrigerator for up to three weeks or dehydrate it to use as a turmeric powder.

Can I plant the baby turmeric rhizomes to grow my own turmeric?
No, this turmeric has been harvested before it has matured enough to be used as seed.

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