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Turmeric Root Powder Organic Fair Trade 1lb bag

Turmeric's warm aroma, bright color, and gingery/peppery taste are relied upon in cooking throughout Asia. It's best known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color.

Botanical name: Curcuma longa 

  • NO Artificial Ingredients
  • Kosher
  • Non ETO
  • Non Irradiated
  • Organic
  • Origin - India


Certified Organic Turmeric Root Powder

1 LB Bag

$22.26 List Price

$18.00 Online Price


Frontier Co-op bulk organic, Fair Trade Certified™ ground turmeric root is golden-yellow in color, with a pungent, earthy aroma and a flavor with elements of both ginger and pepper. There has been a notable surge in the use of turmeric recently based on its wellness properties. Turmeric is an key ingredient in curries and East Indian cooking and is commonly used to add robust flavor to savory dishes around the world. Our turmeric root is also kosher certified.

Fair Trade Certified* is an award-winning sustainable sourcing model that improves the livelihoods of farming families through fair prices, direct trade and community development. It also supports environmental stewardship and builds resilient, transparent supply chains. Certified by a third party, Frontier Co-op was the first spice company in the U.S. to offer Fair Trade Certified spices into the market.

With Frontier's partner in Kerala, India, our Fair Trade Certified turmeric can be traced to the small-holder farmer. Frontier's projects with these farmers actually expand beyond just the certification with a number of projects that help farmers manage their crops through ongoing climate change, including past funding of a soil, plant and water testing lab, investing in an organic agriculture training program focused on building the soil and biodiversity, and promoting local varieties of turmeric that are hardier against flood and drought conditions.

Look for the globally recognized logo on Frontier Co-op products.

*Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA®

In India turmeric is often used to color sweet dishes, while in Morocco it's used to spice meat, (especially lamb) and vegetables. It's used with fish, in baked goods, meat and meat products, prepared mustards and pickles, broths, cheeses, dressings, grains, egg recipes, and soups. Try it with artichokes and potatoes and in rice dishes. And combine it with coriander and cinnamon for a spicy meat or poultry rub.

Turmeric Root

Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking turmeric by mouth in medicinal amounts is LIKELY UNSAFE in pregnancy. It might promote a menstrual period or stimulate the uterus, putting the pregnancy at risk. Don't take turmeric if you are pregnant.

There isn't enough information to rate the safety of turmeric during breast-feeding. It's best not to use it.

Gallbladder problems: Turmeric can make gallbladder problems worse. Don't use turmeric if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Turmeric can cause stomach upset in some people. It might make stomach problems such as GERD worse. Don't take turmeric if it worsens symptoms of GERD.

Surgery: Turmeric might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using turmeric at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

According to Herbal Remedies

Turmeric also interferes with drugs that reduce stomach acids, since it actually increases its production. As a result, it can cause stomach pain, bloating, nausea, and damage on the esophagus. These drugs include: Famotidine (Pepcid), Cimetidine (Tagamet),  Ranitidine (Zantac) and Omeprazole.

Additionally, its anti-thrombotic properties are beneficial, but if you take blood-thinning medications, they can be dangerous and increase the risk of bleeding. Turmeric should therefore not be used if you take medications like aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopidogrel (Plavix).

Turmeric is possibly dangerous if taken in combination with drugs for diabetes, since it strengthens their effects, and might lead to excessively low blood sugar levels.

The side-effects, in this case, involve blurred vision, anxiety, shakiness, delirium and reduced cognitive function.

In somecases, turmeric may also cause an allergic reaction, and outbreaks like rashes and hives. In case you experience allergic symptoms, make sure you lower the amount of turmeric you are taking, or replace it with some other natural remedy.


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