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New in the Shop: Organic & Fair Trade Turmeric Root

New organic and fair trade certified Turmeric Root from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Certified Organic & Fair Trade Turmeric Root
Curcuma longa

The newest addition to our extensive line of organic herbs and spices is cut and sift Turmeric Root that is both certified organic and fair trade certified. These little pieces of turmeric goodness are roughly 1/8 - 1/4 inch in size, and have a vibrant orange brown color with a characteristic turmeric aroma. They are perfect for tea blends, tincturing, or using in your favorite culinary creations.

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India and southeast Asia for its medicinal, culinary, and cosmetic virtues. It has been admired as a natural dye due to the quality of its vibrant yellow-orange colored rhizome and has been an herb used in magical and religious ceremonies. Further, the active constituent curcumin, has been the subject of myriad studies due to its many health promoting properties.

Turmeric is an upright tropical perennial with oblong leaves that are deep green on top and pale green on the underside, inflorescences that are somewhat similar to ginger, rhizomes that are bright yellow-orange inside, and fleshy roots. It is native to India, widely cultivated in tropical areas, and a member Zingiberaceae family alongside the spices ginger and cardamom.

Visit our website HERE to learn more about this beloved root!

New organic and fair trade certified Turmeric Root from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Topics: Specialty Ingredients, Our Farms, Green Living, Herbalism

Christine

Written by Christine on February 27, 2015

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.