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Looking for whole turmeric around Tokyo area

hiverloon

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Hi,
Due to certain recipe that I want to try, I am currently looking for some whole turmerics (not powdered one). I have searched in many oriental stores in Tokyo but the closest to the unpowdered one I could find is a frozen whole turmeric. The frozen one looks difficult to chop. Anybody know where I can get whole turmerics in Tokyo?

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Toritoribe

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The turmeric harvest season seems like to be in the spring or autumn. Probably that's why only frozen ones are available now.

生春ウコン-徳之島産無農薬春ウコン(キョウオウ)300g(2017年産)*冷凍*
This site also sells the frozen ones.

無農薬の春ウコン(生) 1キロ|沖縄の有機野菜/無農薬野菜や島バナナを宮古島から通販するサイト!宮古島市場ぱりぱり
And this site says that the spring turmerics were sold until the end of April.
 

hiverloon

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I see, it seems like in Japan they divide turmeric into those harvested in spring and autumn and most of them now are either sold out or sold in frozen form. I have tried buying the frozen one but as soon as I defroze it, instead of going back to its firm texture it becomes fluffy. May be I need to dry it out under the sunlight.
 
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