Our High Curcumin Turmeric is grown by a cooperative of organic farmers in Nicaragua. At 7.9% curcumin, this is the highest curcumin content we've ever seen, almost double other well-sourced turmerics. Washed in cold water, unpeeled and sun-dried, it has a rich, sweet flavor perfect for teas, desserts and savory dishes. Add whole slices to grains and rice, beans, and stews, make tea with hot water or milk, or blend into smoothies.
- Origin: Diriamba, Nicaragua
- Aliases: Tumeric
- Process: Sun-dried
Ingredients: 100% USDA Organic turmeric (Curcuma longa), unpeeled
- Tasting notes: Carrot • Fresh Ginger • Dried Apricot
- Add a few slices to your next pot of rice, beans, or stew
- Boil in water with ginger slices for a stomach easing tea
- Blend into smoothies, blended soups, or grate over meat dishes
- Pairs well with: Cinnamon Verum, Wild Mountain Cumin, Cloud Forest Cardamom
Turmeric is a relatively new crop for Nicaragua, where it helps to improve the livelihood of the local farmers as a higher value crop than their main export: coffee. It turns out that turmeric is very happy in the rich volcanic soil and the mountainous terrain.
Our turmeric is grown by a group of farmers in Nicaragua that allow their plants to grow for 2 years before each harvest, rather than the typical 6-12 months. Each plant can yield a shocking 10lbs of fresh turmeric, and the extended ripening period kicks the curcumin levels waaay up.
Meet the Farmer: Celia and Gonzalo Davila (and their friendly assistant Sultan.) Doña Celia is one of the most experienced turmeric farmers in Nicaragua, and until recently was the Vice President of a cooperative of 800 other farmers. Her turmeric plants were massive, the largest we've ever seen, and she prefers to let them grow for 2 years before she harvests. Each plant can yield a shocking 10lbs of fresh turmeric.