Latin Name: Curcuma longa syn. Curcuma rotunda, Amomum curcuma.
Plant Family: Zingiberaceae
Other Names: Indian Saffron, Turmeric Root, Indian Yellow Root, Curcuma, Curcumin, Curcumine, Gelbwurz, Halada, Haldi, Haridra, Kurkum, Kharkoum, Pian Jiang Huang, Safran des Indes, Tomerik, Túrmerik, Wong Geung Fun & Yu Jin.
Description: Turmeric is widely used in Indian curries for its wonderful earthy flavour. It can easily adapt to a wide variety of sweet and savoury recipes from Cinnamon and Turmeric lattes to coconut turmeric curries - it provides an unmistakable colour and flavour to any dish. Turmeric is an herbaceous perennial herb native to India and Southern Asia that grows to a height of 90-180cm. It is grown primarily for its roots that are used for cooking, for medicine and as a dye. The leaves have long stalks (petioles). The roots are fleshy, oblong, pale brown on the outside and yellowy-orange on the inside, the roots are 5–10 cm in length and have a fragrant aroma and a bitter, sharp taste.
Add this spice to curries, soups, stews, sauces and marinades and any dish you wish to colour yellow such as rice. Turmeric has been used as a substitute for saffron and is one of the traditional ingredients used to give piccalilli its yellow colouring.
Ways to use turmeric in your diet:
- Create a coconut, sweet potato and chickpea curry using turmeric
- Simmer 200ml almond milk with turmeric and a touch of cinnamon for the perfect, soothing latte
- Add to Indian food to not only add colour but to add vibrancy to the meal
All Herbs and Spices are currently delivered in paper bags. Please add to the delivery notes if you already have jars and we will fill them on delivery. (see jar label for weights and order a smidge less just in case)
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All our products are kept in airtight jars however we also keep nuts (including peanuts), seeds, cereals, soya & products containing gluten in our stockroom and care should be taken if you have any allergies