Tumeric

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[scientific name]

 

History

Grated tumeric much better than/no comparison to dried

Curcuma longa

A ginger that grows readily in warm, sheltered areas

Dark orange thumb sized rhizones send up green shoots Dec to May.  Dormant Mid winter to mid Summer.

Need light, aerated, well composted soil.  Free draining

Harvest one or two rhizones as needed or dig up at doramncy and store in fridge.

Grate skin and all

Flavour dramitically different to dried

Fresh contains curcumin and antioxident, antiinflamitory, antibacterial.  Eatig fresh tumeric has an array of health benefits

Dig up and replant sprouting rhizones in summer

Full sun

Keep dry when cold (in winter)

Growing

Storing harvested [name]:Seed Saving:

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