Inventory, 10 lbs : 1.40
This item was last sold on : 01/18/17
Turmeric is the rhizome, or root stem, of a tropical blade-leafed plant. The rhizome has an abstract finger-like shape with a rough skin marked with knobs and rings. Turmeric rhizomes often grow up to 3-4 inches long and one-half to one inch in diameter. Its skin's color is a combination of pale earth and orange. The flesh is a vibrant carrot orange color and its flavor warm and peppery with very distinct bitter undertones. It is most often boiled and then dried for powdered form, in which it turns its trademark color.
Turmeric is available year-round with limited supplies during the summer months.
Turmeric, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, is a tropical flowering perennial that falls within the same family as ginger and is one of two rhizomes with an appearance similar to the spicy root. It's cultivated and harvested for its roots, though its leaves are also used in some cultures.
Turmeric root has both culinary and medicinal benefits that can be attributed to curcumin, the primary active ingredient in turmeric. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that is used throughout Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines.
Fresh Turmeric's gentle carrot/ginger-like flavor lends itself well to both sweet and savory applications. It adds freshness to curries and soups, and can be pickled or fried. Its vibrant color is a wonderful addition to any dish, but can also stain clothing and porous surfaces.
Turmeric is also known as 'Indian saffron' as it has been used as an inexpensive color replacement for saffron in Indian cuisine. It is also one of the five key ingredients that make up curry power. In Western cultures it is used as a coloring agent in processed foods including condiments, most commercially recognizable, yellow mustard. On food ingredient labels, it is commonly listed as natural yellow 3.
Turmeric is cultivated and doesn't exist in the wild. It is believed to be a cross between wild turmeric and another closely related species. Turmeric is propagated by breaking off pieces of the rhizome and replanting to create a whole new plant. It is indigenous to tropical South Asia, specifically Indonesia and southern India, where it has been cultivated for 5000 years. It was first introduced to the tropical western hemisphere to Jamaica in the 18th Century. It has also been naturalized in Hawaii where it has become a commercial crop.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Choice Juicery LLC. Solana Beach||Solana Beach CA||858-704-4346|
|Churchill's Pub and Grille||San Marcos CA||760-471-8773|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Unico Juice Shop||San Diego CA||619-230-5444|
|Woholle Juice Box||La Jolla CA||858-454-9646|
|Mantra Yoga||Carlsbad CA||760-655-3277|
|Monarch School||San Diego CA||619-651-6604|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Saffron Thai LLC||San Diego CA||619-574-7737|
|Tender Greens-Broadway||San Diego CA||619-807-1394|
|Pacific Athletic Club||San Diego CA||858-509-0700|
|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Lucky Dutch Juice and Delivery||San Diego CA||619-228-9859|
|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
|The Flavor Chef||Vista CA||619-295-3172|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Eclipse Chocolate||San Diego CA||619-578-2984|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
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New Seasons Market
Near Tualatin, Oregon, United States
About 30 days ago, 12/20/16
Dan's Fresh Produce Alameda CA Near Alameda, California, United States
About 36 days ago, 12/14/16
Port Townsend Food Co-op Near Port Townsend, Washington, United States
About 58 days ago, 11/22/16
Fruteria El FaroNear Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Francisco Javier Mina 8350 31 Mercado Hidalgo, Tijuana 22000
About 64 days ago, 11/16/16
Spotter's comments : Turmeric Root spotted at Mercado Hidalgo.
Lakewinds Food Co-op Near Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
About 145 days ago, 8/27/16
Fruteria OrtizNear Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Blvd. Sanchez Taboada S/N Local 6,7, Y 8, Tijuana 22320
About 276 days ago, 4/18/16
Spotter's comments : Turmeric Root spotted at Mercado Hidalgo.
Pike Place Market
Frank's Quality ProduceNear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 304 days ago, 3/21/16
Spotter's comments : Turmeric Root spotted at Pike Place Market. Lovely, Turmeric Root the super spice in any good curry!
Whole Foods Market Near Boston, Massachusetts, United States
About 315 days ago, 3/10/16
VONS Near San Diego, California, United States
About 372 days ago, 1/13/16
Spotter's comments : Turmeric Root spotted at VONS.
PCC Natural Markets
PCC Natural Markets - FremontNear Seattle, Washington, United States
600 N 34th St, Seattle 98103
About 384 days ago, 1/01/16
Spotter's comments : Turmeric Root spotted at PCC Natural Markets. Popular in Indian recipes and also shown to have cancer-preventing benefits - WIN WIN!!
Health Food Shoppe Near Ft Wayne, Indiana, United States
About 429 days ago, 11/17/15
Spotter's comments : Turmeric Root spotted at Health Food Shoppe. Its back!
Kroger Near Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
About 467 days ago, 10/10/15
Spotter's comments : Sanderlin and Mendenhall has it
New Morning Market Near Woodbury, Connecticut, United States
About 508 days ago, 8/30/15
Sunfresh Produce Englewood FL Near Rotonda West, Florida, United States
About 528 days ago, 8/10/15
Kroger Gahanna Marketplace Near Minerva Park, Ohio, United States
About 532 days ago, 8/06/15
Sycamore Hy-Vee Near Paw Paw, Illinois, United States
About 624 days ago, 5/06/15
Whole Foods Market Near Alderwood Manor, Washington, United States
About 678 days ago, 3/13/15
Stater Brothers markets in lake Elsinore, CA. Near Corona, California, United States
About 683 days ago, 3/08/15
Spotter's comments : cross streets are lakeshore Dr. and viscaya. we being looking for this root to complement our daily juices. they have a great selection of fresh produce.
Farm Boy Near Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
About 726 days ago, 1/24/15
Spotter's comments : I spotted Turmeric Root at Farm Boy Stittsville!