Our turmeric is quite different, so why not enjoy them differently. Frags are simply fragments of our whole turmeric, chopped and dehydrated so you can grab them by the handful or toss them on a salad. No prep is required.
Traditionally, the turmeric we find in stores contains up to 2% curcumin. Our studies have shown that our turmeric contains 10-65% curcumin depending on the age of the roots. Our potency test can be viewed (here).
First planted by the indigenous people of Jamaica in the 18th century, our turmeric is matured in the untouched mountain regions of Jamaica. This is wild turmeric; uncultivated, responsibly harvested and highly potent.
Our turmeric is harvested under the supervision of Farm Up Jamaica, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps farmers produce organic food through Climate Smart Agriculture techniques to combat hunger and unemployment within the community.
| 0.8 oz / 8 tbsp |
WHOLE PLANTS VS. SUPPLEMENTS
Pills and oil extracts are more profitable than plants. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why there are numerous curcumin extracts available on the market. However, in a team sport, one player doesn’t win alone. Similarly, supplements denounce the supporting team that enhances the performance of the key player. Although curcumin is identified as the key active ingredient in turmeric, studies suggest that it may not be the only active ingredient as even curcumin free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. Consuming the whole plant can also enhance the absorption of curcumin in the body. Fresh, dried, and powdered turmeric roots retain natural oils which can enhance the bioavailability of curcumin as the oils can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
WILD VS. CULTIVATED PLANTS
One of the main reasons why the curcumin levels in our turmeric are much higher is because they are not cultivated. Nature gives strength to those that overcome struggle. Cultivated plants are usually grown in conditions outside of their natural ecosystems in monoculture on bare soil. Often babied, cultivated plants are watered too often and weeded excessively. Although this may help the plants grow faster, it doesn’t help them grow stronger.
FARM UP JAMAICA
Our turmeric is harvested under the supervision of Farm Up Jamaica, a 501(c)(3) charity organization. We partnered with Farm Up Jamaica because we believe in their mission to teach people how to fish rather than feeding them for a day. Their goal is to reduce crime and poverty by creating opportunities in the agricultural sector for the people who need it. They achieve this by building schools and kickstarting programs to educate farmers on Climate Smart Agriculture techniques and showing the younger generations how farming can become a lucrative profession.
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