Kibeni Women’s Cooperative Turmeric

(7 customer reviews)


Our award winning turmeric is zesty and earthy tasting, this single origin turmeric is grown completely organically by our partner women cooperative in the Kibeni village.

See what the great taste award judges had to say about this special turmeric:

‘This gloriously coloured, coarsely ground turmeric has a vibrancy that knocks store cupboard spices into a cocked hat. We loved the pungent muskiness and the bright pepper and ginger notes…’

‘This is deeply aromatic and deeply assertive turmeric. Arguably it’s not the brightest turmeric we’ve encountered in colour or flavour, but it’s markedly characterful, an unusual orange shade and concentrated in flavour – it’s earthy, bitter and medicinal but certainly not lacking in impact. Rather remarkable.’

‘It is very hard to judge an ingredient that you would never eat on its own. But this is undoubtedly very good turmeric – the colour is bright, vibrant, deep yellow. The aroma is fresh and the taste of the dry spice is fresh. What more can we say?’


Flavour Notes:

Seville Orange - Autumn Leaves - Jasmine


Grown in the small village of Kibeni at the Northern tip of the island of Unguja, this turmeric is produced by an inspiring group of women on small plots of land near their homes. This turmeric is one of their only sources of income and their yields have been steadily declining as they cannot afford to buy organic compost to fertilise their lands due to low local prices of turmeric.

These women put their heart and soul into producing this beautiful turmeric which we are super excited to introduce to you. Your purchase will enable them to start using organic fertilisers and give their lands some much needed rest.

The area around Kibena is barren, hot and the soil has a deep orange colour, which is reflected in the turmeric. The yield is low and the turmeric small, but they are concentrated and packed with flavour and colour.

There is no industrialised mass production of monoculture turmeric on this island. The turmeric is grown between banana, plantain and yams which they use to supplement their own diet. This is as small scale and authentic as it gets!

Use it in curries to give your meal a beautiful colour and authentic taste, or try and add them to a smoothie to give yourself a boost of antioxidants. If you really need something to pick you up, add it to a hot milk product of your choice together with some of our cinnamon, ginger and black pepper.

7 reviews for Kibeni Women’s Cooperative Turmeric

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  1. Great for using every day as an anti inflammatory

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Who grew our Kibeni Women’s Cooperative Turmeric?
Women's Co-operative
Kibeni Villiage
Our turmeric is grown by an inspiring women cooperative, in Kibeni, at the northern tip of Unguja island, who are determined to make a difference and help us break the vicious cycle of the traditional supply chain.

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