Simply Organic Turmeric - 2.38 oz.
Simply Organic Turmeric's warm aroma, bright color, and gingery/peppery taste are relied upon in cooking throughout Asia. Simply Organic Turmeric is best known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color.
Also known as Indian saffron and yellow root, this bright yellow powder is the dried and ground rhizome of the Curcuma longa root, which is a member of the ginger (Zingiberacea) family. Simply Organic Turmeric is a tropical plant with yellow flowers and leaves that are dark green above and light green below. The rhizomes have a brownish-yellow, somewhat scaly outer skin and a bright orange-yellow flesh, which smells spicy when bruised. The health benefits of Turmeric-- which has a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicin -- remains a hot topic among natural health advocates.
According to the Wall Street Journal, research activity into curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is exploding, and supplement sales increased 35 percent from 2004 to 2005. Some studies show that turmeric lowers cholesterol, fights atherosclerosis, and provides antioxidants. It may also block the progression of neurological diseases like Alzheimers and multiple sclerosis. Other studies investigate its ability to relieve indigestion and other mild stomach upset, prevent cancer, and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and joint inflammation Indispensable in curry powders and East Indian cooking, turmeric is also used in prepared mustards and pickles, dressings, eggs and rice dishes. A dye and condiment in ancient times, the common name for turmeric comes from the Latin terra merita, or meritorious earth, a reference to its mineral pigmentation.
The early Sanskrit name of turmeric, haridra, means yellow wood. It was used in cooking by the early Sumarians and Assyrians, who received it from India. Marco Polo noted in 1280 that turmeric grew as a vegetable with all the properties of saffron, though he recognized that it was another spice. It reached China in the 7th century and Africa in the 13th century. It was known as Indian saffron. Turmeric has been used in Hindu rituals. Even today, it's associated with fertility and prosperity. During a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, the bride has a turmeric paste "painted' onto her face and hands, for luck. Turmeric may also be used as a cloth dye and given as a gift on special occasions, such as a visit to a pregnant woman. Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and other traditional medicine systems practiced in India have relied on this pungent spice for centuries. It was also mentioned in early herbals as an ingredient in medicines.
Embracing organics is a key to a simply healthy way of life. Great tasting organic food is good for our bodies — and it's good for the planet our children and grandchildren will inherit. Choosing organic products reduces the pesticides and other chemicals that pollute our environment and promotes sustainable agriculture that preserves our ability to produce pure, natural food. It's a simple choice that makes a big difference.
Simply Organic's commitment goes beyond providing you with the most complete line of organic spices seasonings and flavors available — their purchasers travel the world developing and converting growers to organics and they consistently introduce products not previously available as organics. They develop meaningful relationships with small organic farmers, helping them improve their agricultural methods and profits — and supporting their communities — through programs like Fair Trade and Well Earth™.
Organic Goodness You Can Taste
Simply Organic's pure, organic herbs, spices and seasonings plus fresh food equals delicious, healthy meals for you and your family. Once you've tried Simply Organic™, you'll agree they provide a simply healthy way to incorporate organics into your life. They travel the world over to bring you fresh and aromatic seasonings of unsurpassed quality. You'll taste the difference in every bite.
The Frontier Family
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ and the customers who own them have always been strong supporters of organic agriculture. In 2001, Frontier launched Simply Organic™, a comprehensive 100% certified organic line of spices, seasoning mixes and baking flavors. Simply Organic continues to grow with innovative and affordable new products and an unrivaled selection of organic seasonings — just as Aura Cacia™, the third member of the Frontier family, has become America's favorite aromatherapy source. One percent of Simply Organic sales fund organic food and farm research.
Simply Organic Values
In an industry where “organic” labels are often just an extension of larger, non-organic enterprise, Simply Organic™ offers healthy, wholesome, organic products you can trust. But Simply Organic offers more than just pure products. Their vision of an organic lifestyle means they are committed to integrity, from the field to the shelf. They appreciate that some of the best things are those that have been around for a long time, and as a result they support and encourage the growth of organic farming practices and support traditional farms and growers. With Simply Organic, you can feel better about the food on your table and the world you live in.
1% of Sales Fund the Growth of Organics
Simply Organic strives to better the lives of small growers in developing countries with fair pricing and programs that help their communities. They support environmental projects that promote organic agriculture and the restoration of natural habitats around the world through the donation of 1% of Simply Organic sales.
About Our 1% Fund
Each time you buy a Simply Organic™ spice, seasoning or mix, you make a small contribution — that when combined with many others — provides significant support to organizations and projects that research, develop, teach and promote organic agriculture. In fact, since the Simply Organic 1% fund began in 2001, it has provided over half a million dollars of support to organic causes.
The SO1% fund — determined as a percent of sales, not profits — is having a remarkable impact both here in the U.S. and internationally. For over three decades, Frontier has been a leader in promoting organic products and supporting organic agriculture around the world. It's logical that their all-organic brand, Simply Organic, funds many worthy organizations and events that support organics. They're proud to partner and offer you the opportunity to contribute directly to the continuing growth of organics with the purchase of high-quality Simply Organic products.