The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, where it was used as a culinary spice and had some religious significance. Today, turmeric is widely cultivated in the tropics and goes by different names in different cultures and countries. It is often praised for its many health benefits.
Turmeric provides a beautiful golden colour to dishes and is a popular ingredient is South Asian cooking and adds a distinct flavour to many savoury dishes, including stocks, sauces and curries. It is distinct and fragrant, with a scent that is mildly hot and gingery. It tastes slightly bitter but has a unique, warm flavour.
Marco Polo refers to turmeric as Indian saffron used for dying cloth. Turmeric was and is used in religious ceremonies and offerings – often representing life, purity, and prosperity. To this day, some Hindu brides paint themselves with turmeric as part of the wedding ceremony, while married women rub it into their cheeks to give an attractive golden glow. In Asia, turmeric is considered a good luck charm.
59 ml - sold in resealable, air tight, rice paper bags.
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