The Spice Coast port of Alleppey (or Alappuzha) has been known for its turmeric for centuries. With its deep orange color Alleppey turmeric is surprisingly flavorful. This Indian ground turmeric contains high levels of curcumin, the resinous coloring agent of turmeric. Generally used in combination with other spices, turmeric gives curries their warm, yellow color and flavor.
When dried, the orange rhizome is so dense that it could break the blades of most grinders and mills. This is the reason why Alleppey turmeric is one of the few products we sell that is ground
Along with being an excellent flavoring and coloring spice, turmeric is known in Ayurvedic medicine as an antiseptic, an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory.