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Ground Turmeric

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50 lb. Box 3 Business Days
$110.00
($2.20/lb)
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1 Pallet of 50 lb Boxes (1,350 lbs.)3 Business Days
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Product Origin India
Microbiological
Standard Plate Count (CFU/g) 100,000 maximum
E Coli None Detected
Salmonella None Detected
Storage & Shelf Life
Shelf Life 12 months
Storage Below 80F and 70% humidity

Where is turmeric cultivated?

Turmeric grows naturally in open forests of India and parts of Asia. While the exact location is disputed, turmeric is believed to have originated from western and southern India. This spice prefers warm, humid climates and flourishes in temperatures above 60°F making India, Sri Lanka, the East Indies, Fiji and Queensland, Australia the most conducive growing regions. India grows the majority of the world’s turmeric and consumes 80% of it.

Turmeric can also be a great natural health booster to add to your pet’s dietThis superfood is widely used for both cats and dogs because of its many health benefits. Curcumin is the active component of turmeric which displays anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and chemo preventative properties.

Here at Olam, our turmeric is sourced from trusted grower partners in India and processed at our facility in Cochin, India where we also process chilli, cumin, black pepper and curry powder.

Produced using Erode, Salem polished fingers, the uniformity in colour, appearance & curcumin is ensured by blending the ground powder.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is used as spice in Indian, South Asian & middle eastern culinary preparations, for imparting colour to curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses and in Golden milk along with black pepper which helps in the biosorption of Curcumin. The characteristic flavour of turmeric is spicy, warm, earthy, fresh, slightly bitter, mustard-like, citrusy and piney.

The genus Curcuma consists of nearly hundred & thirty accepted species in the family Zingiberaceae. Turmeric is a perennial herb spread across tropical and sub-tropical regions like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The turmeric producing regions in India are Salem and Erode in Tamil Nadu; Alleppy, Wayanad in Kerala; Sangli and Marathwada in Maharashtra; Nizamabad in Andhra; Cuddappah in Telangana; Gundelpet in Karnataka; Kandhamal in Orissa and the  North eastern states of Meghalaya, Assam & Sikkim.

Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin referred to as curcuminoids are the major polyphenolic compounds in turmeric. Environmental factors such as minimum relative humidity, altitude, soil nitrogen content and soil pH contributed to the varying curcumin content of the different varieties of turmeric. The pale yellow to orange-yellow volatile oil of turmeric consists of a number of mono- and sesquiterpenes referred to as curcumenone.

Applications for bulk turmeric 

So, what can turmeric be used for? Turmeric has many applications, including: 

  • Can be blended into smoothies
  • As an addition to soups, stews and rice to give it a golden hue
  • Added to hot water to drink as tea 
  • Sprinkled over hummus
  • As a main ingredient in curry to give it a warm flavor

History of turmeric

Turmeric belongs to the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It’s a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial that is native to the rainforests of Southern Asia. The ancient spice has been used for nearly 4,500 years and has been celebrated for its medicinal qualities. In fact, pots with turmeric residue have been discovered in New Delhi that date back as early as 2500 BCE.

The spice originated from India and first reached the coast of China ins 700 a.d., then slowly spread to East and West Africa. During Marco Polo’s legendary voyages to India on the “Silk Route,” he named turmeric, “Indian saffron,” because of the properties they share. It is also referred to as “the golden spice” because of its rich color.  

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Ships In3 Business Days
Box Dimensions15"L x 16"H x 12"W
Pallet Dimensions48"L x 40"W x 62"H
Ships FromMerced, CA or Edison, NJ
Shipping Details

Let us do the heavy lifting! We offer competitive shipping rates to the contiguous United States. Depending on your total order weight, you will have the option to select from the following shipping methods.

  • Free Ground Shipping (samples only)

  • FedEx Ground or 2-Day Parcel (add your product to the cart to get a live rate

  • Less-Than-Truckload Freight for orders over 150 pounds. No surprises. We offer fixed table rate shipping. View rates

  • Full-Truckload Freight for orders over 19,000 pounds

  • Customer Pick-Up we know some customers have preferred shipping providers, so we allow any orders over 500 pounds the option to pick up their order at our facilities. To learn more about the process visit our warehouse information section.

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How do I pick up my order from Olam's warehouse?

If you are picking up your order, first check your order acknowledgement to determine the location of the plant/warehouse where your order is being processed. ( Your Order Acknowledgement was emailed to you 1-2 days after you placed your order). Have your Olam Sales Order Number handy. Next, simply refer to the Warehouse Contact Information to get contact information for your applicable warehouse then simply set-up an appointment for the ship date.

What size are samples?

Samples are all 8 ounces. If you require a larger sample, please contact us at OlamSpices-Sales@olamnet.com.

How many samples can I order?

We offer 5 free samples in a 30-day period. If you require more samples, please contact us at OlamSpices-Sales@olamnet.com and we can assist!

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