Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dehydrating Turmeric

In this post I shared the surprise I got when I harvested the turmeric we're growing in a 25 gallon container.  Here's an update on how I'm preserving it ...

Here it is after it's first washing.  I let it air dry for about 24 hours and then let it soak in water for about an hour before draining it and letting it air dry again.  This second soaking really helped the last few bits of trapped soil to release and be removed.

After it was completely dry, I chopped it up using this manual food chopper.

I spread it out on all 9 trays of my dehydrator and set the temperature at 125.
It took about 6 hours to dehydrate this amount.

The end product all dried and ready to be jarred once its completely cooled.  I estimate this amount will fill about 2 quart jars which I will vacuum seal and add to my pantry.  These pieces can be ground when I need turmeric powder or added to herbal remedies, soups, etc in its dehydrated chopped state.  This grinder is similar to the one I have and use for grinding up dehydrated foods that I want to powder.


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  1. Do you peel it first? Or just chop it up? I recently bought some fresh turmeric and now am not sure what to do with it🙄

    1. Gill, no, I do not peel it at all. I just make sure it's nice and clean.


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