How To Harvest Turmeric Roots

A gardener holds a big clump of turmeric roots covered in soil

You may have noticed a lot of buzz surrounding turmeric in the last few years and for good reason. Turmeric has been shown to improve heart health, prevent cancer and is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, plus it’s been used for centuries in a variety of cultures. Turmeric roots’ many benefits may have you thinking about growing and harvesting turmeric root. Read on to learn how to grow and harvest turmeric at home. About Turmeric Root Native to Southeast India, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family harvested for its root. Harvested for over 5000 years, turmeric root is a major component in Indian curries as well as other Asian, East African and Caribbean dishes. The active in ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It is used to give curry its yellow color once the rhizomes have been harvested, boiled and then sun dried for about a week. The […]

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