Nicaraguan Turmeric

Turmeric that is sweeter, brighter and better for farmers
Turmeric drying in large troughs in Nicaragua

Botanical name: Curcuma longa

Origin: Guirruca, Nicaragua

Harvest date: February & March

Processing: hand-picked, cold water washed, sun-dried

Farm type: Single farm

Health: 7.92% curcumin

We’re proud to partner with Doselva, a Nicaraguan-based spice exporting company that works to combat rural poverty and climate change within the spice industry. It's more than just ginger. Through Doselva, we responsibly source ginger, turmeric, whole hibiscus flowers & lemongrass. At the heart of Doselva are smallholder farmers. Doselva helps these smallholder farmers reach the marketplace by providing resources, financing and ensuring income through contract growing. The raw material is then processed for export in Granada, Nicaragua.

As coffee growing in Nicaragua is negatively impacted by climate change, crops like turmeric and ginger have provided farmers–who otherwise rely exclusively on coffee–with options, thereby becoming more resilient by diversifying their income. Restoring harmony between the land & the people. In order to combat climate change, each farm practices agroforestry--a system in which trees are intentionally planted alongside crops in order to diversify the ecosystem and benefit the environment. With soaring rates of deforestation, agroforestry becomes essential. Mission driven.