|Scientific Name||Curcuma longa|
|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
General Specifications of Turmeric
|Type||Finger/Bulbs – Polished or Unpolished|
|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 %|
|Lead as PPB||2.5|
|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.)
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)
|% 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%|
*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.
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