Chop the rootstocks just like ginger and add it to stir fry, soup or salad dishes.
Also just like ginger, you can run fresh turmeric through a juicer and get a concentrate. Use this juice to cook an Asian rice recipe like Java rice or knock it back like a tonic drink. If the later, mix in some honey and lemon juice because it really has a strong taste.
Make your own stock by boiling, drying and then finally grinding fresh turmeric. From there you can concoct your own curry mixes or use it in any curry-based recipe.
Mix the ground or powdered form in virgin coconut oil to make a paste. This can then be topically applied to areas with inflammation.
Toss it with roasted vegetables- Turmeric's slightly warm and peppery flavor works especially well with cauliflower, potatoes, and root vegetables.
Blend it into a smoothie- While fresh turmeric root is especially great in juices and smoothies, a pinch of ground spice is good, too. The slightly pungent flavor is usually well masked in smoothies.
Make tea - Simmer turmeric with milk and honey to make an earthy and comforting beverage.
Take in powder form directly with warm milk in a dose of 5-6 gm per day in divided doses.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF TURMERIC(per 100gm)
This is sweet to taste and cold in potency. It nourishes the body, provides energy, aids in constipation, helps in healthy weight gain and also acts as an aphrodisiac.