Citrus Pickled Turmeric

Want the benefits of turmeric in a convenient way? This quick Citrus Pickled Turmeric is the perfect way to enjoy fresh turmeric in just one week right in your fridge. Pickling the turmeric in citrus juice gives it a tart and tangy flavor that has many health benefits if enjoyed before any meal!

citrus pickled turmeric

Turmeric root is an absolute superfood. This yellow root is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine as a treatment for various conditions.

Getting fresh turmeric into your diet is not always easy. Luckily this recipe will show you exactly how to quick pickle turmeric in citrus juice right in your fridge. All you’ll need is fresh turmeric root, lemons, limes, salt, and a mason jar.

Eating pickled vegetables before a meal is a great way to improve digestion and get the most out of your meal. The acids in the lemon or lime juice help to break down food, making it easier for your body to digest and the turmeric improves digestion, boosts liver function, and so much more!

πŸ‹ What You’ll Need

  • Fresh Turmeric Root – You can find fresh root at your local grocery store or international grocery store. It looks just like ginger except it’s smaller and orange in color. The root gets washed, peeled, and cut into small slices to enjoy.
  • Lemons & Limes – The turmeric slices get soaked in the juice of lemons and limes for one week. This allows the citric acid to fully absorb into the turmeric and gives it great digestive properties.
  • Sea Salt – Add a pinch of sea salt to each jar before pickling the turmeric. This will help to keep the slices from browning and will enhance the natural flavors.
  • Mason Jar – You’ll need a mason jar or a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid in order to keep the turmeric sealed properly.
  • Gloves – Turmeric has a very bold yellow pigment coming from the antioxidants that could stain your hands or places in your kitchen. Use gloves when handling turmeric to avoid staining.

πŸ₯£ How To Quick Pickle Turmeric

  1. Wash the turmeric root under cold water scrubbing off any impurities or dirt with a gentle brush.
  2. Put on disposable gloves if necessary.
  3. Peel the turmeric root using a vegetable peeler.
  4. Using a sharp knife, slice the peeled turmeric into 1/4 inch slices and add them to your mason jar.
  5. Juice the lemons and limes until you get about 3/4 cup juice. You may need more or less depending on the size of your turmeric slices.
  6. Add a pinch of salt to the citrus juice and whisk together.
  7. Pour the juice into the mason jar with the turmeric making sure it is fully covered.
  8. Seal the jar with a lid, then place it in your fridge for one week. Make sure you shake it vigorously for 30 seconds each day.
  9. Once one week is up, enjoy 2-3 slices before every meal for amazing health and digestive benefits.

πŸ₯­ Variations and Add-Ins

  • Add sliced ginger or mango to the mix to create a sweet and spicy flavor.
  • Add a few cloves of garlic to the mix for an extra anti-inflammatory boost.
  • Give this pickled turmeric a savory flavor by adding in some chopped onion and cilantro.
  • Add cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon for warming and slightly sweet natural flavor.

❄️ Storage

Pickled turmeric will last in the fridge for up to 3 months when properly sealed. Give it a good shake every few days to redistribute flavors and freshness.

❔FAQ

Is it ok to eat turmeric raw?

Yes, turmeric is safe to eat raw. In fact, many people enjoy the taste and health benefits of adding fresh turmeric into their smoothies or juices. However, if you are new to turmeric it’s best to start slow and add just a little at first until your body gets used to it.

How do you pickle white turmeric?

White turmeric is a turmeric variety that has white skin and is less common than the orange turmeric root. To pickle white turmeric, follow the same instructions but use white vinegar in place of lemon or lime juice.

Can I pickle turmeric in vinegar instead of citrus juice?

While you could use white or apple cider vinegar to pickle turmeric, we recommend using fresh lemon or lime juice for the best flavor and health benefits. Citrus juices help to break down food, making it easier for your body to digest and the turmeric improves digestion, boosts liver function, and so much more!

Can I add other vegetables to the mix?

Absolutely! You can add any type of vegetable you like. Try sliced carrots, jalapeno peppers, or cauliflower florets for a variety of flavors and textures.

Will the turmeric stain my hands or kitchen?

Yes, turmeric has a very bold yellow pigment coming from the antioxidants that could stain your hands or places in your kitchen. Use gloves when handling turmeric to avoid staining.

Who should not eat turmeric?

Turmeric is not recommended for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. If you are taking any medications, please speak with your doctor before consuming turmeric as it may interfere with the effectiveness of your medication. Anyone with gallstones or a history of kidney stones should avoid turmeric. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about adding turmeric into your diet, please speak with a health professional.

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Citrus Pickled Turmeric

This quick Citrus Pickled Turmeric is the perfect way to enjoy fresh turmeric in just one week right in your fridge. Pickling the turmeric in citrus juice gives it a tart and tangy flavor that has many health benefits if enjoyed before any meal!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Pickling Time: 7 days
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 29kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mason Jar 16 oz
  • 1 Disposable Gloves pair

Ingredients

  • 1 cup turmeric sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Β½ cup lemon juice
  • ΒΌ cup lime juice
  • ΒΌ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Wash the turmeric root under cold water scrubbing off any impurities or dirt with a gentle brush.
  • Put on disposable gloves if necessary.
  • Peel the turmeric root using a vegetable peeler.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice the peeled turmeric into 1/4 inch slices and add them to your mason jar.
  • Juice the lemons and limes until you get about 3/4 cup juice. You may need more or less depending on the size of your turmeric slices.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the citrus juice and whisk together.
  • Pour the juice into the mason jar with the turmeric making sure it is fully covered.
  • Seal the jar with a lid, then place it in your fridge for one week. Make sure you shake it vigorously for 30 seconds each day.
  • Once one week is up, enjoy 2-3 slices before every meal for amazing health and digestive benefits.

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 3mg

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