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Turmeric is a plant native to South Asia; it is primarily grown in India today. The leafy plant is harvested for its roots, which are dried and either sold whole or ground into a fine powder. It is prized for its unique golden color, and health-boosting anti-inflammatory properties.
In cooking, turmeric adds a deep orange-yellow hue to everything it touches (you've likely had it in tandoori dishes and as a component in many types of curry dishes). Its flavor is solidly earthy, with some subtle floral notes and a mild bitter finish.
Be careful as you cook with it; the gorgeous turmeric color often leaves a telltale yellow stain wherever it has been used.
This single-origin turmeric is from Diaspora Co., a spice company dedicated to building a better spice trade. They work directly with Indian farmers, cutting out middlemen to ensure a fair price to the farmers and putting money and power back in the hands of the people doing the hard work of growing and harvesting.
Ingredients: 100% Powdered Turmeric.
2.47 oz (70 gr)
Sharma uses turmeric to give gorgeous color to dishes like the Turmeric-and-Chile-Roasted Red Snapper with Melon Salsa (p. 130) and the Turmeric and Lime Mussel Broth (p. 116).