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1lb of turmeric root

FINALLY ordered fresh turmeric root thru from a company in California. Looked high and low for it in two states around where I live, but no luck finding it. Fresh organic ginger root yes, turmeric no.

Ordered it Friday morning, it shipped within a couple of hours. Arrived yesterday and now I need to start processing some of it for tinctures. I will be planting the smaller nubs and a couple fingers in pots to grow my own for later use and the rest will store in the fridge or freezer for cooking.

Will be making the tincture with apple cider vinegar as hubby can't have alcohol based tinctures. I will probably make a smaller bottle with alcohol just to see how that goes and give me a chance to compare the two methods. The I will use myself, but for use at work the vinegar base would be best. Tho seriously spiked coffee to get me thru the day at times is so tempting LOL!

Can't wait to see how the fresh root works in recipes. So used to using the turmeric powder.

Image Credit » Jean Crawford Evans 2016

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lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2016, 12:38 PM

Tumeric root in coffee? Never had that before. I have read that such a thing is used but this is the first I've heard about it. Hmm.

JeanC wrote on February 23, 2016, 12:44 PM

It generally isn't used in coffee, usually as a tea. I just started to use it in my coffee since that is what I have in the mornings. It is a most interesting flavor I must say emoticon :grin: Not for the timid hehehehehehe

CoralLevang wrote on February 23, 2016, 12:45 PM

If you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for it? I can get it through one of my local markets that carries a lot of organic foods. But it is quite expensive

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2016, 1:07 PM

Hmm. I wonder if you an get it at Amazon? Simply Organic sells it for about 3.00 for one bottle.
Simply Organic Turmeric Root Ground Certified Organic, 2.38-Ounce Container for Price: $3.30 ($1.39 / Ounce)

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CoralLevang wrote on February 23, 2016, 1:52 PM

This is not the ground, but was curious about JeanC and the fresh root

JeanC wrote on February 23, 2016, 2:41 PM

Got it for $12.69 with free shipping from Nine Shani on Amazon . They have smaller amounts, but the price per pound was higher. So went with the 1 lb since I knew I would be using it all.

I should mention I went with the ones grown by Bhanu Indian Grocery since they are out of California and I live in Idaho. So less distance. One place I was looking at grew in Florida.

Last Edited: February 23, 2016, 2:45 PM

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2016, 3:56 PM

Florida is where I get organic sugar from. Yum. Yum.

MegL wrote on February 23, 2016, 4:56 PM

I have only recently seen turmeric root here in Northern Ireland in a shop and bought some but when I got it home, it just looked mangy, all peel and no middle. So I am sticking to ground turmeric at the moment. I try to use it in cooking a fair bit, for instance, I add it to carrot soup.

JeanC wrote on February 23, 2016, 5:20 PM

Yeah, if it is something that gets shipped in, there is no telling how long ago it was harvested and sitting around before buying it. Not too mention if it is even the real thing. One reason I am going to grow my own now that I have it.