Turmeric Sample Pack


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Fresh Organic Hawaiian Roma – Curcuma Longa

Rhizomes: Large sized rhizomes, dusky orange outer skin with bright orange interior

Flavor: Mild, slightly sweet like a carrot followed by ginger aftertaste

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, topical applications, dyes, religious/cultural uses. Our preferred juicing variety.

USDA Certified Organic

This is the first season we are offering the Roma variety. Originally collected on our research trip to India, learn more about our trip here. This is a high yield variety that has adapted well to Hawaii. We have tested up to 8% in this variety. Given its mild and enjoyable flavor, this is our preferred variety for juicing. It is also the most edible variety in its raw form.

As with other curcuma longa varieties, Hawaiian red turmeric contains at least fourteen bioactive compounds. The most well-known are the curcuminoids, however a variety of other lesser-known compounds provide a host of various benefits including antifungal, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, gastroprotective, neuroprotective and antioxidant properties.

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Fresh Organic Yellow Indira Turmeric - Curcuma Longa

Rhizome: Medium sized rhizomes with brown/yellow outer skin; and a mustard yellow interior

Flavor: Earthy, aromatic yet bold

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, topical applications, dyes, religious/cultural uses

USDA Certified Organic

This beautiful turmeric variety is the most commonly grown and sold variety throughout the world. We have tested up to 4% curcumin in this variety. This fresh root will not only infuse a beautiful hue to your dishes, but also provide a more complex taste than traditional store-bought powders. Curcuma longa varieties contain at least fourteen bioactive compounds. The most well-known are the curcuminoids, however a variety of other lesser-known compounds provide a host of additional benefits including antifungal, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, gastroprotective, neuroprotective and antioxidant properties.

For later: Traditional boiling and sun drying practices result in loss of flavor of the powder. Our processing methods avoid any UV exposure and preserve much of the flavor of this delicious variety.

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Fresh Organic White Turmeric (Mango Ginger) - Curcuma Mangga

Rhizome: Medium sized rhizomes, tan outer skin with pale yellow interior. 

Flavor: Crisp and zesty flavor, reminiscent of green mango with notes of ginger and radish.

Uses: Culinary, medicinal, topical applications

USDA Certified Organic

We love this unique turmeric variety!  The fresh rhizome is great for pickling, juicing and adding to dishes as you would with a classic turmeric variety.  It makes a great addition to herbal teas, cocktails and mixed drinks, given its crisp and tangy flavor.  You will not find many recipes that utilize this variety as it is less common than its Curcuma longa cousins, however we encourage you to get creative as you find ways to enjoy its unique taste and various health benefits.    While this variety does not contain curcuminoids, it does contain at least five major bioactive compounds that impart its antioxidant, antimicrobial and astringent properties.

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Fresh Organic Black Turmeric - Curcuma Caesia

Rhizome: Small sized rhizomes, off-white outer skin with stunning glacier blue interior

Flavor: Very strong camphor, menthol flavor, potent taste

Uses: Medicinal, topical, religious/cultural uses.  Not typically used for culinary purposes.

USDA Certified Organic

This blue beauty is a crowd favorite.  Despite lacking the traditional orange color associated with turmeric, this variety does contain some curcuminoids, along with a handful of other active compounds including camphor, which gives its intense flavor.  Due to its strong flavor, it is not typically used in cooking.  Instead, it is mainly used topically in tinctures and poultices.  It is documented to have several therapeutic properties including anxiolytic, antimicrobial, antiulcerogenic and antioxidant properties among others as well as being a smooth muscle relaxant.  We are learning more about this somewhat mysterious variety and are curious what uses you have for it.

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