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Organic ground turmeric

Ground Turmeric root has a pungent, bitter and musky tart flavor with a light peppery ginger aroma. It imparts vivid deep yellow color when added to dishes. A vital addition in spice blends and many vegetarian dishes, especially beans and lentils. excellent in rice dishes and with spinach, eggs, and aubergines.

Approx 2.8 grams (1 tsp) makes one curry serving four people.

  • For one person, 100 grams every 3 months.
  • For a family of four, 200 grams every two months.

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Ground Turmeric root has a pungent, bitter and musky tart flavor with a light peppery ginger aroma. It imparts vivid deep yellow color when added to dishes. A vital addition in spice blends and many vegetarian dishes, especially beans and lentils. excellent in rice dishes and with spinach, eggs, and aubergines.


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Ground Turmeric root has a pungent, bitter and musky tart flavor with a light peppery ginger aroma. It imparts vivid deep yellow color when added to dishes. A vital addition in spice blends and many vegetarian dishes, especially beans and lentils. excellent in rice dishes and with spinach, eggs, and aubergines.

  • Turmeric is better taken in small amounts but regularly.
  • Taken with black pepper it is better absorbed.
  • Turmeric is fat-soluble, so best taken with some fat whether it be butter/ghee or milk.
  • Is used in much of the Indian cooking.
  • Experiment in other cooking like pasta, chilli,  soups and stews for health benefits and for colouring.
  • Works well in sweet foods and drinks too.

Recipe ideas

  • Use in smoothies, add approx a teaspoon if making for two.
  • Whisk up a colourful dressing, work it with lemon juice and extra virgin oil.
  • Give colour to base dishes like Rice, Couscous.
  • Add to stews, stocking for more depth and to thicken the sauces.
  • Make a hot milk drink, add honey and cinnamon to taste.
  • Make a face mask Tsp turmeric + Tbsp yoghurt.


Turmeric is accepted as a superfood following various scientific studies, proving what Ayurveda authorities have been advocating for years. It also properties that of an Adaptogen which means it can support resilience from stress and stressor without disrupting normal body functions more than required. Overall it has a normalizing effect on our bodies. Turmeric’s bioactive compounds contain the medicinal properties, most popularly known is Curcumin. Turmeric has been used to promote healthy skin for thousands of years in India.

At weddings, it is used to give both the bride and the groom and healthy glow by making it into a paste and then rubbing it into the skin. Turmeric is fat-soluble, so to absorb it’s goodness it’s advised to dissolve it in fatty foods like butter or milk. Pair with Black pepper for improved health benefits, it contains piperine which enhances absorption of curcumin.

  • Improves digestion
  • Maintain healthy body weight
  • Maintain blood glucose level
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Supports healthy liver function
  • Support healthy skin
  • Increases healthy intestinal flora
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Decreases stress by regulating Corticosterone
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