Hawaiian Turmeric Experience



'Olena, also known as turmeric, is one of the Canoe Plants of Old Hawaii-the selection of plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesian voyagers. 'Olena is used for medicinal and culinary purposes in Hawai'i and Slow Island Beverage CO., owned and operated by Kaua'i Chef Gida Snyder, focuses on both taste and wellbeing in each of her 'Olena based offerings. In addition to high-quality craftsmanship, there are two things that we love about Chef Gida and Slow Island: A focus on supporting local agriculture through sourcing and partnership and transforming byproduct and excess into more premium offerings.



For Drinking

Turmeric Orange Passionfruit Wellness Elixir

Slow Island’s Wellness Elixir is a daily dose of Hawaiian sunshine. Sip straight or add to your favorite drink. Close your eyes and you will swear you can hear the ocean breeze.

For Eating

Kaua'i Turmeric Golden Curry Paste

Made from the juicy pulp of Slow Island’s wellness formula and combined with incredibly fresh local fruits, herbs, and vegetables, this medium-spicy turmeric curry paste will transform any dish. Add to fish, meat, tofu, or vegetables to elevate your meal. Check out some of Chef Gida’s own recipes featuring this incredible curry paste.

For Anything

Ginger Turmeric Kona Sea Salt

Combining fresh ‘Olena (turmeric), locally grown ginger, and pure ocean sea salt from Kona, Hawai’i Chef Gida has created a tropical spice that will quickly become your go-to in the kitchen.

The Enjoyment

How do you eat turmerics?

Create an Earth Tea by boiling thin slices with pepper

Cut or mince to use as a cooking base

Blend with coconut milk and ice for a tropical smoothie

How to Store

How to keep your turmeric

The elixir and curry paste can be stored in a cool, dry place until used. Once open, store in the fridge for up to 6 weeks. The ‘Olena will keep for up to 18 months if also stored in a cool, dry place.

Meet the Farm

Slow Island Food & Beverage Co

Chef Gida is the founder of Slow Island Beverage & Food Co; a locally-focused foodservice collaborative on the island of Kaua’i. Kaua‘i-based Gida trained at the Culinary Institute of Pacific where her love of the land and its incredible bounty has led her to create incredibly flavorful and fresh elixirs, tonics, spices, and recipes.

Did you know


Turmeric, or Curcuma longa or ‘Olena in Hawaiian, is a member of the Zingiberaceae family along with ginger and heliconia. It is thought to have originated in India where it is called haldi, and has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It was first used to dye clothing and textiles.

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