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Starwest Botanicals Organic Turmeric Root Powder, 1 lb. Bulk

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  • CERTIFIED & REPUTABLE: Our pure turmeric root powder is certified organic, non-GMO, and Gluten-free.
  • ENJOY THE HEALTH BENEFITS: Turmeric is a superfood known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • VERSATILITY OF USE: Turmeric can be used as a spice, made into a tea, taken as a supplement, etc.
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1 lb of Organic Turmeric Root Powder, packaged in a resealable mylar bag. Turmeric is among the world's healthiest foods, and has been shown to have a number of amazing health benefits. It also serves as a spice in many cuisines around the world. Turmeric promotes a healthy heart and liver, has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, aids in memory and overall healthy brain function, and supports your immune system. Why Choose Starwest Organic Turmeric Powder? Here at Starwest Botanicals, our certified organic turmeric is sourced directly from India and is 100% pure and made from the highest quality turmeric rhizomes. To maintain our desired level of quality, we begin with the knowledge and experience of our raw material suppliers and farmers, continuing through the production process, and ultimately to the shipment and delivery of finished goods to our customers. You can taste the difference! You can rest easy knowing that every purchase comes with the Starwest Botanicals guarantee. If you ever have an issue with a product, we promise to make it right!

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  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 8.9 x 1.3 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B019G9P3OI
  • UPC: 767963026248
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  • Item model number: 767963026248
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (662 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)

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Style Name: 1 pound (Pack of 2) Verified Purchase
I have read at least one review on here that said this product is not USDA certified Organic and I just want to be clear: I bought the 2 bags advertised above of Starwest Botanicals Item# 209975-51 Turmeric Root Powder Organic Curcumin Longa Origin: India. Mine is lot# 50615 and is stamped USDA Organic and QAI Certified Organic. I know there has been some confusion in regards to reviewer claims, but those are the listed facts. If you are going to make claims about a product in your review, please provide substantiated proof. Put up or shut up. Stop saying things without sharing what you claim to know.
On to my review.
I have bought several brands of turmeric, just wanting to taste the differences between them. Of the ones I have tried, this one seems to be the most potent contender so far. Turmeric is supposed to have an almost musty aroma, and is somewhat bitter in taste. Color may vary by turmeric variety, so keep your pants on, it shouldn't be the sole characteristic you judge turmeric by. Not everyone knows there are several kinds. As soon as I got my turmeric home, I cracked open a fresh pack and gently inhaled; it smelled potent, as I expected. I poured it from its foil zip pouch into a storage container and added at least a tablespoon of pepper (fresh-cracked is best) and a couple teaspoons of ground cayenne pepper. (Get all spices non-irradiated for best health benefits). Mix well with a whisk, I added these spices because I use turmeric for health benefits (it has probably 600 or more that have been studied) and those particular spices help you reap the benefits of the turmeric (and other herbs, etc) by increasing absorption. Take your desired amount of this concoction along with some olive oil (or other healthy fat) and you will thank me later!
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Like most of us, the turmeric I had used all my life came from the grocery store...and I thought it was used to color food, because it had no scent or flavor, what else could it be for?

Unlike most of us, I have inherited arthritis, and my joints started to disintegrate in my twenties. Since turmeric is known as one of nature's best anti-inflammatory agents...the Arthritis Foundation sez it stops free radicals in their tracks, reduces swelling, and halts cartilage destruction...I figured I'd give it a try. A 1/4 tsp per day is supposed to do the trick, so I planned to put it in my tea each morning.

But a pound of turmeric?? Tho' most of us wouldn't use that much in lifetime, I did the math and this was the most cost effective purchase, and I could share with friends & family.

Well, it turns out turmeric HAS a flavor, and a good one. This is the power of freshness...when
I opened the plastic-coated foil bag to find a golden powder with a friendly, earthy scent I smelled turmeric for the first time ever. And when I put a bit on the tip of my tongue it tingled, and I realized I was experiencing the legendary numbing quality it is famous for.

Fresh turmeric has a warm, earthy, umami quality, and I can see why chefs use it to add depth to their flavors; it would be a far superior flavor enhancer than MSG. I also understand why Indian cooks dry-fry their spices as a first step...the turmeric absolutely bloomed in hot tea, and a 1/4 teaspoon was too much per cup, more like per pot. It enhanced the natural grassiness of green tea, and the smoky mesquite honey I use, and even after adding cream the flavor and color were pleasant.
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just what I wanted , I use it to make Golden Paste, as Turmeric should be used with FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER to be effective and preferrably heated to get optimum benefits.Turmeric does not stay in the body past several hours (it varies according to individual - 6-8 hours approx) so you are best off to have small doses often throughout the day. Too large a dose of turmeric will not be utilised - what the body can't use it will eliminate.

Recipe by Dr Doug English to follow : GOLDEN PASTE
1/2 cup turmeric powder (125 mls)
1 cup water (250 mls), and 1 cup in reserve if needed
1/3 cup (70 mls) cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper (one and a half)

Place turmeric and water in pan, stirring over gentle heat until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7 - 10 minutes and you will need to add additional water along the way. Add the pepper and oil at the end of cooking. Stir well (a whisk is ideal) and allow to cool. Store in sterilised glass jar and refrigerate. Will keep for up to four weeks, refrigerated - best used within two. Use for Golden Milk, Smoothies, stir into Yoghurt ... add to your dinner plate as a condiment. (Same recipe may also be used for animals)

Check out Facebook Turmeric Users Group for tons of great info!
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Likes:

-Resalable bag
-Accurate weight
-Very fine powder
-Price is great (I only use ¼ teaspoon a day. This 1lb should last a while. Way cheaper than buying it in pill form)
-Seems fresh to me ( I know others have disagreed and I will say… I’m not a turmeric expert.. but it smelled right and looked right from what I know)

Overall:

I purchased this turmeric to take once a day for health. Everything I have been reading always quotes Turmeric as having excellent anti-inflammatory properties. I mix about ¼ teaspoon into some water w/lemon daily. At this point I have been using it for 2 months and I feel like my body has responded well to it. I was having some knee pain and it has lessened overtime. Is it the turmeric? I do not have any real hard evidence expect my own personal experience…. And I can care less about this company or their claims. For me it’s working right now and I will continue to use and update periodically. I included some pictures to give an idea of what it looked like when I first opened it. I hope this helps you make your decision.
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