What’s Turmeric?

Turmeric is a root grown from the turmeric plant. As the main ingredient in curry, it provides a peppery, warm, and slightly bitter flavor with a citrus-ginger aroma. Along with having many health benefits, Turmeric adds both bold flavor and color to rich dishes.

How to Use Fresh Turmeric

• 1 inch of fresh turmeric = 1 Table spoon of freshly grated turmeric = 1 tea spoon of ground turmeric

• Add a pinch of black pepper to enhance the absorption as well as the health benefits

• Finely grate and put into salad dressing, yogurt, or your favorite smoothie to boost immunity

• Mix with hot water and honey for a cup of tea

• Slice them into matchsticks and pickle them

 

Caution:
Turmeric is a natural dye – it can stain your fingers and cutting board. Use a pair of gloves when you handle them, and try not to spill it.

How to Store Fresh Turmeric

Wrap unused turmeric root with paper towel and place it in a tightly sealed container. You could keep for about 7 – 10 days in the refrigerator.