Wilderness Family Naturals – Organic Turmeric Powder Ground – 4.5 oz.

$12.99

4.5 oz (128 g)

Turmeric, Organic Ground

Organic Red Bell Peppers | Dry from Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals is USDA Certified OrganicOrganic Red Bell Peppers | Dry from Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals is VeganOrganic Red Bell Peppers | Dry from Wildly Organic by Wilderness Family Naturals is Kosher

In stock

Description

Turmeric belongs to the family of Zingiberacea, the ginger family It is an upright, relatively short and stout plant that rarely grows more than about 1 meter in height. Its leaves are elongated, dark green, and pointed, often curling slightly along the margins. Each leaf arises on an individual stalk directly from the fleshy rhizome at their base. The rhizome appears scaly due to the remaining rings of previous leaves. Its outer skin is brownish, but its flesh is a deep orange-yellow inside. Rhizomes grow to about 5-8 cm x 1.5 – 2.5cm. When bruised they omit a spicy scent. The flower stalk will appear among the leaves, also directly arising from the rootstock. The yellow-reddish flowers are arranged spirally along the cylindrical spike, which may be partially protected by a leaf sheath. The flowers poke out from protective bracteoles, which form little ‘pockets’ along the flower spike. Turmeric propagates mostly vegetatively by means of rhizome segments. Europeans first discovered turmeric they often falsely identified it as saffron.

Sources:
Sacred Earth – Plant Profile: Turmeric (Curcuma longa .., http://sacredearth.com/ethnobotany/plantprofiles/turmeric.php (accessed January 20, 2017).

Country of Origin (subject to change): India