Turmeric - Verstegen Algemeen

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice from the same family as ginger. The taste of turmeric is earthy, woody and slightly bitter. It gives an earthy taste to dishes. Turmeric is one of the main ingredients of curry. The root is also called curcuma. Turmeric has its origins in India, but it is now also grown in southern China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and other countries. The Verstegen turmeric is yellow-orange and comes from the country of origin India.

The origin

Turmeric is a spice from the same family as ginger. Turmeric is the root of the turmeric plant. The turmeric plant grows best in humid, hot areas, in tropical to subtropical climates. The plant can grow to a height of 60-100 cm under these conditions. The plant has a short stem and branches with small bunches of leaves and flowers that grow in the tip of the plant. Turmeric has its origins in India, but it is now also grown in southern China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and other countries. Verstegen obtains their turmeric from India, because herbs and spices of the areas of origin have the very best quality.

The yellow colour of turmeric

The root is also called curcuma. Curcuma is the cooked and dried rhizome of the turmeric plant. It is ground and used as a yellow dye to colour other herbal blends, dishes and even clothing. The yellow colour depends on the region where the curcuma comes from, the yellow colour can have green and orange shades. The Verstegen curcuma is yellow-orange.

Curcuma in dishes

Curcuma is often added to rice in India to give the rice colour and taste. The taste of turmeric is earthy, woody and slightly bitter. It gives an earthy taste to dishes. It is an important seasoning in Indian cuisine and one of the main ingredients of curry powder and of the many curries that exist. Curcuma is a solid component of many types of massala to which it gives its specific yellow colour.