Certified organic. Regeneratively grown in nutrient-rich soil. Good for your health, and good for the environment. Super-fresh. Knowing how to grow turmeric with complementary plants makes for perfect soil biology and conditions.
Contact us for details on buying our regenerative grown organic turmeric.
The methods used to grow turmeric at Whiskey Hill Farms include deep tilling, which captures the subsoil warmth, canopied crops grown in greenhouses, and frog habitats that help with both pest management and soil fertilization. Alcohol permaculture integrates into the farm infrastructure. Byproduct feedstock provides nutrients as it remediates throughout the energy crop ponds.
After harvest, large tumblers clean the soil from the turmeric cluster, as multiple sprayers clean the roots. The conveyor line helps sort, final-rinse & clean in preparation for the H2O-vinegar bath, as an organic certified disinfectant. The highly efficient fans dry the material. It is then stored in a clean isolated storage cooler with a proper dehumidifier system.
Worldwide average for Curcuma aromatica is 80 cm (3’.). At Whiskey Hill Farms, the average size of the turmeric plant is 2 meters (7’), more than double the size observed at other farms. The experience of being in a greenhouse surrounded by 7’ turmeric plants in every direction is indeed a profound joy.
In this short video, “Farmer Dave” Blume shows us the turmeric growing in the Whiskey Hill Farms greenhouses and explains what makes it such an exceptional crop and benefit to your health.
The Power of Turmeric
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant, which is related to ginger. It has a yellow-orange color and a warm, bitter taste. It is widely used in Asian cuisines, especially in curry dishes. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric may have various health benefits, such as:
- Reducing inflammation in conditions like arthritis, colitis, allergies and infections.
- Improving memory and mood by lowering brain inflammation and stimulating antioxidants.
- Lessening pain and muscle soreness by blocking pain signals and enhancing blood flow.
- Fighting free radicals and protecting cells from damage by neutralizing oxidative stress.
- Preventing or treating diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems and more.
Turmeric can be consumed as a spice, a tea, a supplement or a topical application. However, turmeric supplements may have some side effects and interactions, so they should be taken with caution and under medical supervision. Turmeric is also not very bioavailable, meaning it is not easily absorbed by the body. To increase its absorption, it can be combined with black pepper, which contains a substance called piperine that enhances curcumin’s bioavailability. Turmeric can also be mixed with healthy fats, such as olive oil or coconut oil, to improve its solubility. Turmeric is a versatile and nutritious spice that can add flavor, color and health benefits to your meals and drinks.