Bulk Organic Turmeric Root Powder, 1 lb

Bulk organic spices Turmeric Root Powder
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Organic Turmeric Root Powder - 1 lb

Common COOKING Uses: Turmeric is an ingredient of curry powder. It is used extensively in Indian dishes, including lentil and meat dishes, and in Southeast Asian cooking. Turmeric is routinely added to mustard blends and relishes. It also is used in place of saffron to provide color and flavor.

HEALTH Uses of Turmeric: Laxative, tonic, alterative, detergent, opthalmicum, antiperiodic, aperient, diuretic, antiseptic, deobstruent

Some of the top HEALTH BENEFITS of Turmeric:
  • Weight Loss & Obestiy
  • Arthritis & Joint Pain
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Improves Skin Health
  • Prevents Disease
  • Reduces Allergies
  • Enhances Brain Function
  • Aids Liver Detox
  • Powerful Antioxidant
  • Helps Headaches & Migraines
Read more details about the many benefits of Turmeric here:
10 Turmeric Curcumin Health Benefits and Uses

Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.

How To Repackage Spices For Long Term Storage

Spices will need to be repackaged if purchased for long term storage. The 4 things that cause deterioration in quality is light, heat, moisture and oxidation (from the oxygen in air). There are 2 recommended methods to prevent these things from happening.

The first is the “jar method” - putting the spice into a pint (half liter) canning jar along with a 50cc or 100cc oxygen absorber, then label and date the lid. Put the jars back into the box they came in so they are in the dark. Store the boxes in a cool place.

The “jar method” is the more costly of the 2 methods, plus cases of glass jars are heavy and take up way more room than method 2, which is storing the spices in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers.

The second method is the “Mylar bag Method” - use mylar foil oxygen barrier bags and oxygen absorbers. Use the 1 quart size mylar bag for powdered spices. Most powdered spices will use 2 of the quart bags to hold a pound. For very “fluffy” spices like basil or bay leaves you might prefer to use the 2-quart Mylar bags due to the large volume of the spice.

For the 1 quart Mylar bags use a 50cc or 100cc oxygen absorber. For the 2-quart (1/2 gallon) Mylar bag of spices put 2 100cc oxy absorbers or one 300cc oxygen absorber. You can write the spice and pack date right on the Mylar bag with a Sharpie marker. Always label and date any food storage. You would then put the mylar bags of spices into 5 or 6 gallon buckets. You don’t have to put oxygen absorbers in the buckets, just the Mylar bags of spices which each have their own oxy absorgers. And remember to put a list of the spices in the bucket on the outside of the plastic bucket to make it easier to find when you actually need it.

While you can use a normal household iron to seal the bags, it is much easier to use our Optimum Hot Jaw Heat Sealer which is the correct temperature to seal mylar bags and creates a solid 1/2" seal. Also, Seal A Meal or FoodSaver vaccum sealing machines will NOT work on the multilayber Mylar bags. The FoodSavers and Seal A Meals are designed to seal the much thinner single layer clear plastic bags, so there is only one very narrow heat bar with doesn’t get hot enough and isn’t wide enough to make a permanent seal.
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