Turmeric Root is an attractive flowering ginger relative with bulbous roots that lend curry earthy, peppery flavor, and ultra-vivid yellow-orange color. Fresh turmeric, grated or minced, offers flavor—lighter, brighter, and kickier by far—than the dried herb. A favored condiment in Asia, turmeric infuses curries, marinades, rice dishes, and smoothies with ting tang walla walla bing bang. Ornamental tropical perennial’s heavily-branching 3' plants produce large, lovely large green and white three-petaled corollas amid the lance-shaped leaves: stunning in your garden or as cut flowers. Turmeric thrives in hot, humid climates, preferring full sun or light shade. Turmeric root has become a popular addition to hot winter drinks. It is well known for its host of powerful health benefits including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and lipophilic action that improves the cognitive functions in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Back to Eden Gardens provide ideal conditions for this root crop due to the moderate soil temperatures and fertile soil generated by wood chip mulch. A tender perennial, container plants may be brought inside for the winter.
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