Native to India, this plant is from the Zingiberaceae family, just like ginger and cardamom. Today it is cultivated in its country of origin, China, Mauritius, and Reunion and Madagascar has made it one of its specialities.
The turmeric powder we offer you is exceptional and has nothing to do with the common powders that you know, which are only useful for colouring dishes. We peel the rhizomes to obtain the heart, the part with the highest amount of curcumin and essences, which we then slowly dry in the sun and then reduce to powder. Turmeric, along with cloves and nutmeg, is the king of antioxidants - 130 times higher than green tea!
This spice is a strong dye like saffron. It is also called "safran bourbon" or "Indian Saffron".
It combines well with many spices and basil, but also with cauliflower, potatoes, rice, lentils, beans, poultry, eggs, white fish, mussels and tomato-based sauces and subtly colours mayonnaise, scrambled eggs, cream sauces, cheeses and baked casseroles.