Burlap & Barrel New Harvest Turmeric 1.9 ox glass container

$9.95
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Delivery time: 2- 4 days

Our organically grown New Harvest Turmeric has an exceptionally sweet, floral flavor without the metallic bitterness found in lower-quality turmeric. Our turmeric is grown organically in southern India by Dr. Salunhke, an expert farmer specializing in sustainable agricultural techniques. It is perfect for both sweet and savory applications, in curries and other dishes as well as in turmeric teas and lattes.

Its high curcumin content (4%) makes it ideal for both culinary and nutritional uses. Add it to sauces, stews, salad dressing and baked goods for bright color, depth of flavor and wellness.

Our turmeric is free of lead, with less than 0.1 parts per million (ppm). It has been tested in an internationally accredited food safety testing lab.

  • Origin: Satara, India
  • Aliases: Haldi
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: Ground turmeric (Curcuma longa)
  • Tasting notes: Ginger Root • Jasmine Flower • Honey

SOURCING

Our turmeric is grown organically, hand-harvested, cleaned, steamed, sun-dried and ground fresh. It's irrigated primarily using rainwater, which helps reduce the farm's water consumption, while the water-saving techniques intensify the turmeric's flavor.

Our partner farm allows the turmeric to go through a curing process in the soil before harvesting. The skin tightens and turns glossy, and the flavor concentrates and sweetens. This turmeric is particularly sweet. We don't know exactly why; maybe it's because it grows alongside (and is crop-rotated with) sugarcane. But we think this curing step also helps avoid the bitter, chalky off-flavors in low-quality turmeric and makes our New Harvest Turmeric so sweet and buttery.

To grind his turmeric into powder, our partner farmer drives 2 hours each way by tractor. There are other grinding facilities closer to home, but they have smaller, less-effective motors and use metal grinding mechanisms, which heat the turmeric and shed microscopic metal fragments as they grind. He prefers the more powerful motor and the stone grinder at this facility to make an especially fine, soft turmeric powder, and the stone grinding plates help keep the turmeric from heating up through the friction of the grinding process. Since it's a shared facility in an area with lots of non-organic turmeric farms, he scrubs down the grinder AND discards the first ~100lbs of his turmeric to prevent any contamination from pesticides or other chemical residues in his final product. The care he takes at every step of the process is one of the reasons his turmeric is so exceptional. We're so proud to work with him.

 

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