BURLAP & BARREL
This is the turmeric that will blue your minds 🙂
Blue Turmeric is rare species of turmeric that’s different from the standard yellow/orange Curcuma longa. It’s typically used for medicinal applications throughout Vietnam, but we’re partial to its menthol, pine-y aroma, with a flavor that’s earthy, savory and beautifully bitter.
It adds a complexity, depth and flavor that’s difficult to define but reminiscent of carrots, walnuts and celery — and a little bit goes a long way.
Use it to enhance vegetable stews, curries and soups, to brighten starches like rice and potatoes, and to balance sweetness in cocktails.
Origin: Cao Bằng, Vietnam
Aliases: Nghệ đen, black turmeric, kali haldi, kala haldi, black zedoary
Processing: Sliced, then sun-dried
Ingredients: Blue turmeric powder (Curcuma caesia)
Tasting Notes: Menthol • Bitter melon • Pinecones
Size: 1.0 oz glass jar
- About the Brand
Burlap & Barrel founded by Ethan Frisch a native New Yorker, entrepreneur and activist around food systems and social justice. Ethan has worked in kitchens as a line cook and pastry chef in New York and London, and as the chef behind Guerrilla Ice Cream and Ori Zohar who is an experienced social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Burlap & Barrel, where he leads the company's domestic operations, eCommerce and finances. Burlap & Barrel is a Public Benefit Corporation building new international food supply chains that are equitable, transparent and traceable. They are working towards ending inequality and exploitation in food systems that disenfranchise skilled farmers by Connecting smallholder farmers to high-value markets, Educating consumers about the impact of product traceability on human rights and Sourcing unique foods with terroir that are grown biodynamically and organically using traditional techniques.
- How to Use
Use as desired or follow these tips
Sprinkle a little bit into salad dressing to add depth and complexity and balance acidity
Add to a vegetable stew or soup to accentuate the green vegetable flavor and add complexity similar to the flavor of celery, carrots and spicy olive oil
A hot water infusion with honey makes a perfect digestive beverage or simple syrup to balance sweetness in cocktails
Blue turmeric powder (Curcuma caesia)