Fresh Culinary Certified Organic Baby Turmeric
(our 10th year growing turmeric!)
NOTE: ORDERS PLACED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH WILL BE READY FOR PICKUP
THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 26TH
- Shipping via USPS
- Wednesday 4 pm to 6 pm Pickup in Charlotte/Matthews NC (rotating locations - we will email you the address when we receive your order)
- Saturday 9 am to 3 pm Pickup at Windcrest Farm by appointment (book your appointment here)
White Mango Turmeric
This turmeric variety has the taste of green mango and is highly desirable for culinary uses, as well as having some good research pointing to its medicinal potential. It has been used for thousands of years for both. Young hands are used to make lovely pickles in India, and in Thailand it is used to make spicy salads or eaten with fish.
USDA Certified Organic.
How to preserve fresh turmeric
These young, bright, juicy rhizomes are
different from the mature turmeric found in supermarkets - there is no
rind to peel and they are tender instead of tough and woody. 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
How do I use turmeric?
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
Fresh Culinary Certified Organic Baby Ginger is available beginning in September
What is Windcrest Farm Fresh Baby turmeric and how is it different from the turmeric I see in the store?
"Baby" turmeric is harvested before the rhizomes form the tough brown skin of mature turmeric (the turmeric you find in the store).
The taste of baby turmeric is milder than mature turmeric. It is a unique local product. Windcrest Farm Baby Turmeric is fresh, local and USDA Certified Organic and not shipped from overseas.
How long will baby ginger be available?
Turmeric is harvest just before the first frost in autumn and is available until supplies are gone.
Do I have to peel my baby turmeric before using it?
No need to peel your fresh turmeric as you would mature turmeric. Simply use a wet paper towel and gently wipe the rhizomes to remove any scales or soil.
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 turmeric?
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
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.
I would love to grow ginger myself. Are "seeds" or plants available?
Seed rhizomes are available in early spring. Because turmeric is a tropical plant with a long growing season, turmeric seed rhizomes must be "pre-sprouted" in a very warm (70-80 degrees) greenhouse chamber in late February for harvest in late October/November. When the soil temperature reaches a constant 55 degrees, turmeric is transplanted into the ground. turmeric plants require frequent, high nutrient feeding, consistent watering and have little tolerance for weeds.
Windcrest Farm will have pre-sprouted turmeric seed available for sale in late Spring 2015.