Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar
Turmeric powder from Madagascar

Turmeric powder from Madagascar

Discover the unique taste of Turmeric powder from Madagascar. This turmeric is grown on the Big Island which is known for its Madagascar vanilla . We have selected turmeric from Madagascar for its aromatic intensity and quality. A turmeric with a beautiful  saffron, yellow color . A long and powerful turmeric in the mouth, for a magical gastronomic experience.

  • Spice power:  6/10
  • Main Notes:  The warm and rich notes characteristic of turmeric
  • Use:  stews, fish, salad dressings, sauces, olive oil, poultry
  • Origin:  Madagascar

This powdered root which is part of the ginger family is not only a delicious spice but it adds a touch of flavor and color to your dishes thanks to this spice. You will discover a touch of exoticism that will enhance your dishes. Turmeric is particularly popular in Indian cooking, but also for adding color to soups, rice, sauces and other recipes.




Madagascar turmeric powder is an exceptional spice that will bring you an explosion of unique flavors and aromas to your dishes. With warm and earthy notes it is a great spice to include in your recipes and especially for its coloring power.

It is found in Mauritius, in Rodrigo or even on Reunion Island like the saffron of the ocean. But be careful, nothing to do with Iranian saffron , it is an expression in the tropics. In Réunion, turmeric can be called Indian saffron, Saffron du payus, péi saffron, bourbon turmeric , there are many names to designate a spice that is exceptional.

It is grown in the best conditions on the island of Madagascar, thus guaranteeing remarkable quality. Madagascar is going to have incredible climatic conditions and when you discover its wild Madagascar pepper , its black pepper and when you travel and you discover the richness of its fauna and flora you understand the richness of the red island. 

This fine and elegant powder is perfect for adding a touch of exoticism and color to your favorite dishes.

You can use it in many recipes, such as sauces, soups, stews, marinades, curries (comes into the composition of mild curry ), salads and much more. Discover now the exceptional aroma of powdered turmeric from Madagascar and add a touch of delicacy to your dishes.

Order now and enjoy this magic and tasty powder in your kitchen, we deliver in 48h00 with our partner the post office.


You are looking for turmeric packaging from Madagascar to make creative cuisine, you can buy turmeric by the kilo, turmeric in a 40g bottle or simply turmeric in economical packaging.

The price per kilo of turmeric is 32 euros.

So, go to Comptoir de Toamasina to discover our wide range of turmeric packaging, ranging from the small practical bottle for daily use, to wholesale for professionals .

We offer competitive prices without compromising the quality of our product, Madagascar turmeric is recognized for its exceptional aroma. And we have selected an importer in France to offer you a turmeric that will make your taste buds travel.

Take the time to choose the packaging that best suits your needs, and benefit from the expertise of our team to make an informed choice, if you are unsure which packaging to choose.

Order now and find out why turmeric from Madagascar is such a popular product!

To go further Madagascar is not just a land of vanilla   but also black pepperand vanilla pods .

The curcumin content of turmeric from Madagascar will have a minimum of 2% on all of our batches.

Turmeric will offer a strong coloring power as well as coloring, olfactory and organoleptic properties which are exceptional. 

It is the star of powdered spices, especially for spice blends. 

Our turmeric from Madagascar delivers an incredible bouquet and power. 


Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. It is also known as turmeric, jiang huang in China and haldi in India. Turmeric is best known for its rhizome, which is widely used in cooking due to its very strong coloring power and flavor.

Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and has been cultivated in India for thousands of years.

It is mentioned in ancient medical texts such as the Caraka Samhita and the Susruta Samhita.

Turmeric is also mentioned in ancient culinary texts, where it is described as being used to flavor and color dishes.

The taste of turmeric is simply amazing, it's a firework of flavor, warm musky notes slightly peppery and an earthy touch. On a market you will easily recognize the fresh turmeric seen in a plantation because it is cylindrical in shape and its color goes from yellow to orange inside.

Turmeric is used as a natural colorant, preservative in some recipes, in cosmetics and other uses. 

That's why everyone loves turmeric. 

For us at Comptoir de Toamasina, it is in Madagascar that you have the most beautiful turmeric.  

But it should be remembered that the turmeric rhizome is the part of the plant that is most often used. It is its root.

It can be cut, dried and ground into a powder for use as a spice in cooking.

Turmeric powder is used to give a golden color to many dishes, such as curries, stews and soups.

It is also used to impart a spicy and aromatic flavor to dishes.

Turmeric is used in many spice mix compositions. 


Turmeric is a versatile spice that can be added to all savory preparations to give a unique flavor and color.

  • But in what form should you use turmeric in your cooking?

Turmeric, a versatile culinary ingredient: use the powder or the root?"

Turmeric is often used in powdered form in cooking because it is the most convenient and quickest form . But it can also be used in root form. If you hesitate between the two options, it is advisable to opt for turmeric powder, as it is the most convenient and the easiest to find. At the Comptoir de Toamasina you will buy the most beautiful turmeric powder. 

Although turmeric roots have a longer shelf life than powder, especially if the powder is not put in a resealable bottle or doypack. It is important to keep them away from light and humidity to guarantee their freshness and quality. Turmeric powder can also be stored adequately if stored well. We explain it at the end of this sheet. 

It is also important to note that the turmeric root is made up of two distinct parts: the turmeric node or mother turmeric, located in the center of the rhizome, and the "fingers" that branch off from this central root. Each of these parts has unique properties and flavors, so it is important to know them to use them effectively in your cooking.

  • How much turmeric to use in a recipe, a salad or even a vinaigrette? 

Turmeric has a subtle but very characteristic flavor, you should not dose too much for the result to be perfect. A unique flavor boost can be added to your dishes with one teaspoon per person of powdered or freshly ground turmeric.

However, the best advice we can give you is to taste your preparation and add a little turmeric if necessary. Add turmeric to your recipe, taste and depending on your preference, add more or less, just like any other seasoning. Cooking is a creative experience, so feel free to explore and play with flavors to find what works best for you.

  • Where and how to use turmeric in the kitchen? 

In general, adding turmeric can improve the flavor and color of any savory preparation. This spice goes perfectly with simmered dishes because the spice supports cooking and can be used at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the preparation.

Turmeric adds a splash of color to many dishes, such as mayonnaises, mustards, scrambled eggs, cream sauces, cheeses au gratin, rice, potatoes, lentils and even pasta. It can also enhance the flavor of these foods. Your imagination is the limit.

Turmeric, a spice with a subtle, delicate fragrance, is a great addition to your salads or dressings. It is often called "the saffron of the poor" because of its similar culinary qualities at a more affordable cost than saffron from Iran for example, the famous saffron pistil. We wrote an article on how to buy quality saffron . This spice pairs perfectly with ingredients such as basil , cauliflower, potatoes, lentils, beans, poultry, white fish, mussels and tomato-based sauces.

Additionally, turmeric is a key ingredient in many cuisines around the world, bringing a splash of flavor and color to your dishes.

Turmeric is an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine, Reunion and Bahia cuisine for example. When you use it you can practically travel to all continents with it. This spice will flavor and color many traditional dishes, such as Aloo Gobi, Chapati, Dhal, Samoussas, Tandoori chicken, Bebinca, Tikka Masala, Raïta, naans, Biryani chicken, curries, lassi, pickles, pickles, batata vada, thoran, bojé, linguiça, chutneys, and much more. It is also a central component of Indian spice blends, such as Madras curry , tandoori masala , vadouvan, and other traditional blends.

Additionally, turmeric is a key ingredient in Eastern cuisines, where it is often used to flavor white meats such as turkey or chicken, but also vegetables and mushrooms. In Morocco, in addition to the preparation of spices for couscous and ras el hanout , the typical spice mixture of the Maghreb, it is widely used to flavor potatoes and onions.

Turmeric is present in many cuisines, including Creole cuisine. It is used in spices for colombo in the West Indies and the massalé mixture on the island of Reunion to bind sauces and soften the acidity of dishes. It must be said that this spice will go around the world and that its simple culture will allow it to become a queen spice. 

In Indonesia, it is a key ingredient in Rendang and Nasi Kuning, a festive rice dish with spices, including turmeric, lemongrass, cinnamon, cloves , chili, coriander , pandanus and salam leaves and galangal rhizome. It is also found in satay spice blends for sauces and marinades and kebabs.

In Malaysia, it is used in many dishes, such as ayam bakar, gulai, ayam goreng, soto, soto ayam, ikan bakar, tumpeng and nasi kuning.

Turmeric has a mild, warm flavor and can be used in almost any dish, including desserts. It can even be added to pancake or waffle batters with just half a teaspoon. A mixture called turmeric can also be prepared by mixing turmeric and cumin . Here, with pancake batter, we love it to give it a bright color. Discover our article how to make cumin powder and roast it . 

Turmeric root can also be added to teas and infusions , and its powder can be added to smoothies and wellness drinks made from fruits, herbs or milk, such as Ayurveda's famous golden milk. You will discover more recipes on our youtube channel.

In summary, for 2 people, add a teaspoon of turmeric to your dishes for an extra kick of flavor and an incredible yellow color. Just be careful when handling this strong color spice as it can stain your clothes.

In Brazil , we like to mix it with cumin to add it to dishes.

Do not hesitate to discover our special Brazilian cuisine page . 

To tell you more about it in India, we will put a few pieces in a black tea, see infusion. 

Did you know that there is a golden-milk drink? Find out more on our vanilla and spices blog . 


In everyday cooking, there are many amazing ways to use Madagascar turmeric powder to add an exotic and colorful twist to your dishes. Here are 9 amazing ways to use turmeric in your everyday cooking: 

  • Number 1 - Add to your homemade bread dough: Turmeric can give your homemade bread a nice golden color and give it a warm and earthy touch at the same time. With the development of bread machines, it is becoming a master spice for coloring your breads.
  • Number 2 - Use in Sauces: Turmeric can be used to thicken sauces and give them a nice bright yellow color. It can also add a splash of flavor to any homemade sauce
  • Number 3 - Making Yellow Rice: Turmeric is the key to making authentic yellow rice. Just stir a tablespoon of turmeric in boiling water while your rice is cooking. In Brazil we will heat the oil, roast the garlic and then put the rice for grilling, the water and a teaspoon of turmeric powder from Brazil and not from Madagascar for the mainland country
  • Number 4 - Incorporate into Soups and Stews: Turmeric can be added to your soups and stews to give them a warm, slightly earthy flavor and add a splash of color. The strength of the yolk will depend on the vegetables. A golden yellow for cream and a pale yellow for other dishes
  • Number 5 - Use in Marinades: Turmeric can be used in marinades to give your meats and fish a great taste and great color. This is the easiest way to use this spice
  • Number 6 - Make Turmeric Milk: Turmeric milk is a healthy and delicious drink that can be made by mixing turmeric, hot milk, water and spices of your choice. It is called goldenmilk or simply golden milk. It's amazing milk. You can add vanilla and make the vanilla gold milk. A milk flavored with vanilla and turmeric, a pure delight
  • Number 7 - Add to Juices: Turmeric can be added to juices to give them a kick of spice and a nice color. It is particularly ideal the state to add in a mint water to color it or a lemon water to give a yellow color
  • Number 8 - Use in Baking: Turmeric can be used in cakes, cookies, and other pastries to give them a nice warm, earthy golden color. But be careful, you will have to dose very well because too much and it is the tragedy
  • Number 9 - Incorporate into vegetable dishes: Turmeric can be added to vegetable dishes to give them a hint of spice and a nice color. We also like it in salads

As you can see, turmeric has 1001 uses, only your imagination can stop its use. Discover on our blog, tasty recipes with turmeric powder 

Chef Arnaud from Apogée Bar offers you his simple recipe with turmeric. Rice with saffron, dry tomato and mozzarella

Ingredients : 

  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 100g of mozzarella
  • Salt to taste
  • Madagascar Black Pepper

Preparation : 

  • Put the oil, garlic and rice in a pan and sauté.
  • Put the water, turmeric powder and cook
  • Once cooked, add the sun-dried tomato and mozzarella.
  • Put black pepper from Madagascar above a pinch or two turns of the mill and it's ready


There are several ways to store turmeric to preserve its freshness and aroma. Here are some tips to help you:

  • Storage protected from light and any temperature shock: If you do not use your turmeric frequently, it is best to keep it in a cool, dry place without too much temperature variation. You need to store it in places where direct sunlight can't hit it or see your bulbs. Because the UV will change the color of this powder. So ideally in a cupboard for our bottles and cupboards or on a table for our sachets
  • Refrigerator storage: If you need to store your turmeric longer, you can put it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help prolong its freshness for several months. But beware of condensation, you absolutely need a closed jar
  • Freezing turmeric: If you have a lot of root turmeric and you can't use it in time, you can freeze it. Simply place the root turmeric in a resealable bag or airtight container and freeze it. This method is not valid for turmeric powder

In general, to store turmeric, it is important to store it in a cool, dry place away from direct light. It should never be next to strong spices such as allspice or cloves because it can take on the flavor of its food. Like vanilla, it's a chameleon . The following methods will help prolong its freshness and aroma, allowing you to enjoy it for longer.

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