Turmeric Powder (Alleppey)


Product Description

Turmeric alleppey has the highest level of naturally occurring curcumin. It has a light, warm, mildly bitter peppery flavor, and an earthy musky aroma. Its deep mustard yellow-ochre color imparts a strong dark yellow hue to any dish. It is preferred for its health benefits due to its higher levels of curcumin.
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Culinary Notes:

Turmeric Allepey powder is a member of the ginger family that is native to India. Indian Turmeric from the Allepey region is reputed for its ability to color curries, pickles, rice dishes, mustards, drinks & sweet dishes with a dark yellow-ochre color. Turmeric Allepey has a distinctive earthy fragrance and a warm, slightly peppery bitter taste. Even though there are two types most commonly used; Alleppey and Madras, Alleppey turmeric is the best variety to use in cooking when the true flavor of fresh turmeric is desired.

Health Benefits:

Turmeric Alleppey contains the compound curcumin and has been used for centuries in India as a medicinal herb. Some of its health benefits are reported to be: strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antimutagenic properties.
  • In traditional medicine, it has been used to reduce the pain of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis, and fight atherosclerosis.
  • It is also used for heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, and gallbladder disorders.
  • Turmeric tea can improve sleep, and it can be used as a tonic to soothe sore throats and coughs when combined with honey.
  • Its antimicrobial properties may be beneficial for treating skin conditions such as acne when mixed with water and honey.




  • 100% dried ground Turmeric Powder
  • Packed in Australia from 100% imported ingredients.

Other Names or Spelling:

turmeric Alleppey, tamaret, tormarith, turmerocke, tarmanick, tarmaluk, kurkum' saffron, curcuma, curcuma longa, turmeric ground, turmeric root, turmeric powder, Indian saffron, turmeric rhizome.

How to Use:

  • Use a small amount to impart rich, warm flavour and a beautiful colour
  • It can be used as an ingredient in most curries that can also be used on vegetables, rice, biryani, tagines, stews, soups and spice rubs. It can be added to grilled foods, mashed cauliflower, sauces, and spice blends
  • It is used in Vietnamese stir-fried and soup dishes, and in Thai cuisine as in the yellow curry and turmeric soup
  • It is often used in place of saffron to replace the golden colour, but it cannot replace saffron's flavour

Recipe/Product links:

Click below or scan the QR code on the back of your product packet to find recipes and how-to-use instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is turmeric Alleppey?

Turmeric Alleppey is ground turmeric, a member of the ginger family. The rhizome of this plant is boiled, gelatinised, dried and then ground in an industrial spice grinder to make Alleppey.

2. Alleppey turmeric vs madras turmeric?

Alleppey Turmeric has a deep flavour close to fresh turmeric root with darker yellow-orange colour. Madras turmeric, pale yellow in colour, is used in its place when the recipe requires the colour only but not the strong flavour.

3. What is the colour of Alleppey turmeric?

Turmeric Alleppey has a deep orange and yellow colour. It gives the best colours to curries and sauces.

4. Where can you buy Alleppey turmeric?

You can easily buy Turmeric Alleppey from the spices section at your nearest grocery store or simply order it online from our website.

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