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Last Updated: 30th May 2024

What can I do to substitute fresh turmeric with dried turmeric?

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According to Colorado State University, the general rule for converting dried herbs and spices to fresh in recipes is 1-to-3. A teaspoon of dried turmeric equals 3 teaspoons of fresh turmeric.

Is dried turmeric just as good as fresh turmeric?

The high levels of antioxidants in turmeric make it a great choice for powdered or fresh turmeric. This is what leads to the main difference between fresh and powder turmeric: bioavailability. Fresh turmeric is more readily absorbed by the body than the powdered or dried varieties.

What can I substitute fresh turmeric for? Ginger Powder Ginger is a Zingiberaceae member, so it is high in anti-inflammatory ingredients. This substitute is ideal if you want to use turmeric powder for its health benefits and not just its flavor.

Another question is: How do you use dried turmeric?


  1. To dry fully, break up turmeric in small pieces.
  2. To prevent dust from getting on the plates, place the pieces on a mesh cover.
  3. Let the turmeric dry in the sun until it is crisp.
  4. Once the turmeric is dry, grind it in a food processor.
  5. Strain the powder and put larger pieces back into the mill.

What is the cure for turmeric?

Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and may help with arthritis and depression symptoms.