I found some fresh turmeric roots at the local Asian market, and being the brave soul that I am, I bought a small pack. I’ve never had it fresh. I love turmeric as a spice, and I’m intrigued by it’s medicinal properties.
20 Health Benefits of Turmeric (Yes, I know. It’s just a website. On the Internet. Not to be trusted. True. Start here and explore for yourself if you’re interested.)
Wondering what one does with fresh turmeric roots, I looked it up and found out that… like most things found in the produce section, Asian or otherwise, what you do with fresh turmeric roots is, you eat them. They actually taste and feel kind of like a mildly spiced, exotic carrot. Maybe a ginger-carrot. The pungent quality of the dried powder isn’t nearly so apparent fresh. It’s quite refreshing.
And then, looking up this recipe-
which looked interesting and easy, I learned that there is something called mango ginger too. I’ll have to see where to find some :).
It’s nice to be reminded just how interesting the world is. There is always something new to discover, and when it’s food, well, talk about heaven on earth!