Single-Origin Pragati Turmeric from Diaspora Co.
Organic Heirloom Turmeric from India
You’ll notice the difference between Diaspora Co.’s Single-Origin Pragati Turmeric and its commodity counterpart immediately upon opening the jar. This heirloom single-varietal turmeric’s aroma is swoonworthy—rich, vibrant and fragrant with bright almost citrusy notes. The taste is earthy, deep and concentrated with delicate floral and orange flavors. Pragati turmeric not only tastes good, it is also higher in curcumin (this is what gives turmeric its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties) with almost 1 ½–2 times as much than commercially-produced turmeric.
Diaspora Co.’s heirloom turmeric is beloved by chefs and food writers across the country, being lauded in such publications as the New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Forbes, Vogue and more.
How to use
Single-Origin Pragati Turmeric from Diaspora Co. is as versatile in the kitchen as it is aromatic. On the savory side of things, use this current harvest turmeric in soups, stews (it is transformative in Alison Roman’s #thestew) and braises. It also amps up the flavor of marinades, spice rubs, dressings and sauces.
Diaspora Co.'s heirloom turmeric is a brilliant addition to desserts too. Our favorite sweet pairing with turmeric is anything citrus. Turmeric orange upside-down cake? Yes please. Lemon curd scented with a pinch of Pragati turmeric? Sign us up. Or maybe coconut turmeric ice cream with candied orange and cardamom? Spoons are at the ready.
About the producer
Sana Javeri Kadri, founder of Diaspora Co., is changing the way the supply chain works in the spice industry. Her goal is to put money, equity and power back into the hands of the farmers by cutting out the middle man and decolonizing the commodity spice trading system.
Sana grew up in Mumbai, India and moved to America to attend college. After graduating, she began working as the marketing manager for a grocery store in the San Francisco Bay Area. During her time there she realized that the sourcing of particular products, like chocolate and coffee, was becoming more and more transparent to retailers and customers, but that was still not the case with spices. This fueled Sana's desire to bring the spices she grew up with to the American market and create a better, more equitable spice trade model focused on flavor, sustainability, heirloom seeds and empowering farmers.
Sana started her journey with a five-month trip to India, where she learned about the spice industry and begin working with the Indian Institute of Spice Research (a non-profit agricultural research facility that works with farmers to promote sustainable and profitable spice production). Through this institute, she began learning about turmeric cultivation and was also introduced to farmers growing heirloom varietals of the spice. She returned to Oakland and after much hard work launched her first spice stateside: Pragati Single-Origin Heirloom Turmeric. She is currently expanding her line to include single-origin cardamom, hot chilies and peppercorns. Stay tuned for more from Diaspora Co.!
- Diaspora Co
- Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
- 2.37 ounces