Botanical Name: Curcuma longa. Kosher Certified by Kosher Certification Services. Certified Organic by QAI. Turmeric is an ingredient of curry powder. It is used extensively in Indian dishes including lentil and meat dishes and in Southeast Asian cooking. Turmeric is routinely added to mustard blends and relishes. It also is used in place of saffron to provide color and flavor.
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Rating breakdown74 reviews
74 out of 74(100%)customers recommend this product.
"I add turmeric to eggs and many other foods for its numerous health benefits. I pour some into a shaker and store the rest in the freezer to keep it fresh and potent. Buying the 1 lb bulk quantity is definitely the best value. Recommend highly!"
"This is the most potent of turmeric powders I have tried. I make a tea of it, 1tsp turmeric, 1 tsp ginger, some honey and coconut milk. Be sure to use ground black pepper to bring out the medicinal components of turmeric. You can of course, use it for cooking and herbal medicine too."
"Tumeric is one of my essential spices. Used since ancient times as therapeutic medicinal Tumeric comes with healing and healthful power. This is a rich golden Tumeric, true to flavor. I usually use Frontier (I believe in their company values very strongly) however Starwest Botannicals Organic Tumeric is a quality product. Definitely recommend."
"I've purchased turmeric in the past but was surprised that when I opened this package, the turmeric root powder I saw was of a deep rich color-- it was a pleasant surprise as I know that a deep color indicates great quality, and that quality is often affected by variables such as climate and harvesting conditions. This particular organic turmeric root powder looks to have been harvested from very favorable conditions. In the case of good quality turmeric root powder, a little bit goes a long way and this is no exception. I have put aside some turmeric powder in a separate, small Ball jar for my face masks (which works wonderfully on smoothing and clarifying my face from the dark spots that have plagued my complexion) and the rest has been stored into a larger jar for use in food. Just a great quality product and I use it several times a week. I hope my next purchase is of equally good quality."
"Tumeric should be consumed daily for great health benefits. I mix about a tablespoon in some milk and and add fresh ground pepper. They say you absorb the tumeric 2000% more if you mix it with pepper."
"Check this out....I read this on earth clinic years ago. The greatest way to take turmeric is in chocolate milk. The turmeric clumps into little globules surrounded by the choc milk instead of dissolving completely so it still tastes like choc milk instead of bitter and horrible like when it's mixed with any other liquid(including white milk..yuck). Stop suffering people. I mix into choc milk turmeric, cinnamon, raw cocoa, protein powder for best drink ever!! Starwest is a great product and awesome value. The seals rarely work but so what?! Good Lord people, just fold it up and clip it like a bag of chips."
"Love starwest organic tumeric plus love all of their spices and herbs!! Love the packaging it comes in and a change from plastic.*Great Idea * I use a clip and not a problem if it don't seal or add into empty jars. Great buy on bulk and stays fresh! Vitacost is the best as well and they always deliver everything on time and well packaged!!"
"I have been buying bulk herbs and spices from Starwest Botanicals for more than 10 years, and I was happy when Vitacost started carrying them.
I buy both Turmeric and Curry powder in bulk and fill empty capsules with them, rather than buying expensive supplements that are not as fresh or as good a quality as these.
Some people have complained about the packaging and say they will buy from Frontier because of it, but if you buy it from Frontier, the first thing you will notice is that it is not nearly as fragrant as the Starwest Botanicals, and it is also a lighter color than theirs.
Because of the higher quality of Starwest, I put up with the packaging, which is not that big of a deal. As soon as I open the bag, I just use one of the chip clips and then rubber band it. I use it so quickly, that I don't have to worry about it getting "old". If you are concerned and don't use it that often, put it in the freezer. It will keep forever.
I love Starwest Botanicals and without a doubt, they have a much higher quality than Frontier and on this product, (turmeric) they are even less expensive."
"You can't beat the price of buying this product versus buying small bottles or packages. I use turmeric on everything, from smoothies to cooking. This organic turmeric has truly an aromatic flavor that lacks in other brands. We are a small family and still buy all the bulks from starwest, and freeze the remaining just in case."