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Name Turmeric
Scientific Name Curcuma longa
Family Name Zingiberaceae
Harvesting Season December to March
Parts Used Rhizome, Tubers
Other Names Haldi , Pasupu

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae which is inhabitant to tropical South Asia. Turmeric has a spicy, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. After harvest, the rhizomes are cleaned, boiled, dried and polished. Turmeric is closely related to ginger and is sometimes called Indian saffron due to its brilliant yellow colour (caused by the curcumin present in it). The propagation of turmeric is by rhizomes. Turmeric is characterized with a fragrant, peppery aroma. It is slightly bitter in taste with a musky flavour.

India is the vast producer and exporter of turmeric powder. Bangladesh, Pakistan, Taiwan, Srilanka, Burma are other significant producers of turmeric powder

Producing Regions

  • India is world’s largest producer of turmeric (about 90% of world’s production).
  • Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala are the major turmeric producing states in India.
  • Inherent properties of Indian turmeric make it the best in the world.
  • Grading

  • “Alleppey finger” (Kerala), “Madras finger”,Salem Gattha. and “Erode finger” (Tamil Nadu), “Rajapuri” and “Sangli” turmeric (Maharashtra) and Nizamabad turmeric from Andhra Pradesh are the well accepted grades of Indian turmeric
  • General Specifications of Turmeric
    Type Finger/Bulbs – Polished or Unpolished
    Flexibility Hard
    Broken pieces (fingers<15mm) < 5 %
    Foreign matter < 1 %
    Defectives < 3 %
    Percentage of bulbs by weight < 4 % Starch content, max, w/w: 60 % Curcumin content: 4 – 5 %
    Moisture 10%
    Total ash 7%
    Lead as PPB 2.5
    Chromate test Negative
    Acid insoluble ash 2.5%

    (*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

    Heath Benefits

    Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has extensively been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

    Nutrition (Amount Per 100 grams)
    Calories 354
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10 g 15%
    Sodium 38 mg 1%
    Potassium 2,525 mg 72%
    Total Carbohydrate 65 g 21%
    Protein 8 g 16%
    Vitamin C 43%
    Vitamin B-6 90%
    Calcium 18%
    Iron 230%

    *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Packing detail
    • 25Kg, 40Kg & 50Kg Craft paper New Jute / Gunny Bags with or without inner bag / poly lined.
    • Ground Spices in 0.5Kg, 2.5Kg, 5Kg & 10Kg in (PP)/HDPE Bags
      Or as per customers specification / requirement.

    (*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)

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