Starwest Botanicals Organic Turmeric Root Powder Review
Turmeric has been used as both a potent medicine as well as a fundamental flavoring ingredient in Asian cuisines for many centuries. But even though you may be planning on using your powdered turmeric supply in daily meal planning, this would not be a reason to sacrifice quality for quantity.
One should view a tablespoon of turmeric powder used in cooking just as one would view the regular ingestion of turmeric capsules, as a foundational ingredient of a healthy life free of inflammation. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant capable of many healthful benefits, not the least of which is its role in slowing down the natural aging process.
If you happen to love curries, incorporating turmeric into just about any dish you can conjure up should come as a perfectly natural enhancement. Turmeric’s mildly earthy flavor just seems so natural with so many different types of food that the range of possibilities is seemingly endless.
Starwest Botanicals’ Organic Turmeric Root Powder is produced from hand harvested turmeric rhizomes that are dried and ground into a fine, fragrant powder. This product does not contain any coloring additives and is a pure form of the spice. For more information continue reading this review which will discuss the product’s features, advantages and disadvantages.
- Certified 100% USDA organic
- Certified Kosher
- Grown in India, manufactured and tested in the USA
- Can be made into teas, used as spice for cooking, or consumed as a supplement
Organic turmeric means that the product is cultivated without the use of pesticides, chemicals or other standard farming methods that may incorporate unnatural methods. Organic turmeric farming relies on composting, natural manure and biological pest prevention and removal methods. Any unnatural substances that can be harmful to the environment or the human body are avoided.
Farming with organic methods include techniques like soil salinity control, crop rotation, the use of benign insects for pest control, and turning the soil after harvests.
Organic farmers make use of compost or “green” manure in order to feed the crops and maintain their health. Such organic methods require a great deal of effort and expense compared to methods using modern pesticides and fertilizers. Therefore, organic products simply have a higher cost of production. But what is your health worth to you? We would argue that one cannot put a price on one’s health. Which is why we primarily recommend only certified organic products.
If you are conscious of what you ingest and want to live on a healthy diet free from additives, heavy metals, and GMOs you should take the organic path. Organic food is an investment in your and your family’s health.
People who are new to turmeric powder are often graduating from taking only supplements in capsule form. Once you discover that turmeric powder can be a wonderful addition to all manner of recipes from teas to juices to stews, there is a whole new world to explore. We often stir it in with fruit or milk-based smoothies, and mix it in with all manner of vegetable or meat dishes. It’s also excellent sprinkled over hard boiled eggs as a nutritious snack.
Turmeric has a bright yellow hue so make sure to handle it with care, because it will stain just about anything it comes into contact with. We recommend that you “get over” the problem of stained cookware in favor of your health. Because if you are using turmeric powder as often as you should it’s just a fact of life. Something to make peace with.