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Turmeric, ground

(Turmeric, ground)  Turmeric is the rhizome or root of a ginger-like plant, Curcuma domestica. It is usually available ground, as a bright yellow to orange colored, fine powder. Turmeric is an ancient spice, a native of South East Asia, used from antiquity as dye and a condiment. It is cultivated primarily in Bengal, China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Java. Peru. Australia and the West Indies. Turmeric is primarily used in curries, pickles, dressings, and to impart a yellow color to other foods such as rice.  At 800 X 600 resolution, the photo to the left is the actual size of a teaspoon of ground turmeric.  See the nutritional chart below.

Turmeric, ground

Scientific Name:     Curcuma domestica (C. longa)

NDB No:     02043

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 tsp
-------
2.2g
Proximates
Water
g
11.36
48
0.399
0.25
Energy
kcal
354
0
0
8
Energy
kj
1481
0
0
33
Protein
g
7.83
15
0.437
0.17
Total lipid (fat)
g
9.88
16
1.253
0.22
Ash
g
6.02
54
0.139
0.13
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
64.93
0
0
1.43
Fiber, total dietary
g
21.1
0
0
0.5
Sugars, total
g
3.21
1
0
0.07
Sucrose
g
2.38
1
0
0.05
Glucose (dextrose)
g
0.38
1
0
0.01
Fructose
g
0.45
1
0
0.01
Lactose
g
0.00
1
0
0.00
Maltose
g
0.00
1
0
0.00
Galactose
g
0.00
1
0
0.00
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
183
6
26.138
4
Iron, Fe
mg
41.42
5
6.9
0.91
Magnesium, Mg
mg
193
3
13.334
4
Phosphorus, P
mg
268
5
10.666
6
Potassium, K
mg
2525
4
103.079
56
Sodium, Na
mg
38
5
10.646
1
Zinc, Zn
mg
4.35
6
0.754
0.10
Copper, Cu
mg
0.603
0
0
0.013
Manganese, Mn
mg
7.833
0
0
0.172
Selenium, Se
mcg
4.5
4
0.6
0.1
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
25.9
2
0
0.6
Thiamin
mg
0.152
4
0.055
0.003
Riboflavin
mg
0.233
3
0.034
0.005
Niacin
mg
5.140
3
0.711
0.113
Vitamin B-6
mg
1.800
0
0
0.040
Folate, total
mcg
39
0
0
1
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
39
0
0
1
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
39
0
0
1
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
1
0
0
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
1
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
3.10
1
0
0.07
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.12
1
0
0.00
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
0.47
1
0
0.01
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.00
1
0
0.00
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
13.4
1
0
0.3
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
3.120
0
0
0.069
4:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
8:0
g
0.100
0
0
0.002
10:0
g
0.299
0
0
0.007
12:0
g
0.548
0
0
0.012
14:0
g
0.249
0
0
0.005
16:0
g
1.693
0
0
0.037
18:0
g
0.232
0
0
0.005
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
1.660
0
0
0.037
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
18:1 undifferentiated
g
1.660
0
0
0.037
20:1
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
2.180
0
0
0.048
18:2 undifferentiated
g
1.694
0
0
0.037
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.482
0
0
0.011
18:4
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Phytosterols
mg
82
0
0
2
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
0
1
0
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
1
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
1
0
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
1
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
1
0
0
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 17 (2004)

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live! 

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