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fresh turmeric

I could only find a huge amount of fresh turmeric at my local asian store and was wondering if it might freeze well. I always keep frozen ginger on hand and just grate it, but I've never had a need for so much turmeric and am thinking of trying the same. Thoughts on storage?

asked by savorthis over 3 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added over 3 years ago

I'd freeze same as ginger. Since they're relatives I expect it will work just as well, and if not, you haven't lost much!

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added over 3 years ago

We had the same issue and turmeric freezes just fine and we grate it like we do ginger.

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HalfPint

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added over 3 years ago

Freeze and Use within 6 months or it dries out into hard stubs, even when well wrapped.

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added over 3 years ago

I'm so glad you asked this question! I, too, just purchased fresh turmeric and could only find it packaged with about 20 times more than I needed.