Turmeric Powder -Organic

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Organic Turmeric Powder 1/2 cup jar 2.5oz
With a complex, rich and woody aroma with citrus, floral and ginger undertones. The flavor is mildly sour and bitter, slightly pungent, warm and musky. Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is a deciduous, herbaceous perennial with thick, fleshy, branched rhizomes (which are the elongated horizontal subterranean plant stems that produce roots below and shoots above). Pronounced "too-mer-ick", it is also called Indian Saffron or Curcumin Turmeric. A member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, Turmeric is native to tropical South Asia, and today grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients in numerous Asian dishes.
Tamil traditional medicine, called Siddha, has recommended turmeric for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The Tamil people are native to southern India and today inhabit the southernmost third of India, while also making up about 24% of the population of Sri Lanka.
Turmeric is a central ingredient in Masalas, Ras El Hanout, curry powders and pastes. Turmeric is mostly used in savory dishes, but also makes some appearances in several sweet dishes, such as Sfouf cake. Fresh or dried turmeric is used to color yellow rice (nasi kuning) which is popular on the Eastern islands of Indonesia.
Many Persian dishes use turmeric as a starter ingredient, and when combined with dried limes is used to flavor a Middle Eastern stew of meat, lentils, onions and tomatoes that is served over rice. In South Africa, turmeric gives boiled white rice a rich, golden color.
In the US, it's often used commercially in baked goods, biscuits, canned beverages, cake icings, cereals, dairy products, ice cream, orange juice, sauces, yellow cakes and yogurt.
Use Turmeric with beans, chicken, eggs, fish, meat, rice and spinach.
Turmeric works well in combination with cilantro, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, ginger, mustard seeds, paprika and pepper.