This turmeric is grown in our Dutch greenhouse next to our fresh ginger. Grown in the soil without the use of any pesticides. The largest part of the plant exist of large aromatic leaves that grow about 2m high. The turmeric are the rhizomes grown below ground and are effectively an energy storage of the plant.
Fresh turmeric rhizomes look similar to ginger, a close relative but are a lot smaller in size. Like ginger, fresh rhizomes have a fresher flavor than dried. Turmeric’s bright orange flesh is earthy, peppery, and slightly bitter. Depending on how tender or mature the it is, you may want to scrape off the peel before using it. Like ginger, turmeric may cut into thin slices, julienne, or cubes; grated with a microplane or wasabi grater; and juiced or thrown into smoothies.
Fresh turmeric can be stored in a closed container refrigerated for 2 weeks.