Turmeric Fingers

Turmeric Fingers

Turmeric Fingers

Botanical Name :

Scientific name of it is Curcuma Longa.

Plant Anatomy :

Turmeric belongs to genus Curcuma & is a member of ginger family.

Synonyms And Trade Names :

Turmeric is also known as Indian Saffron, Curcuma Longa, Curcuma Domestica. Haldi  is a widely used trade name for turmeric.

Native & Cultivation Region :
  • It is native to Southeast Asia.
  • Turmeric plants are widely grown in tropical areas of India. It is also grown in China and Indonesia.
  • Turmeric needs specific temperature and growing conditions, so it is not cultivated in many countries.
Physical Properties :
  • The color of turmeric fingers can vary widely from deep yellow-orange to bright yellow. It is available in lemon yellow, greenish yellow, blackish yellow, orange yellow which is dependent upon curcumin percentage & other constituents in it.
  • It has earthy aroma and a pungent, slightly bitter flavor.
Part Used :

Turmeric fingers are produced from the root (Rhizomes) of Turmeric Plant.

Main Constituents :
  • Turmeric fingers contain an essential oil max. 5%, this contains a variety of sesquiterpenes specific for the spices.
  • In turmeric most important for the aroma are :
    • Turmerone : Max. 30%
    • Ar-Turmerone: 25%
    • Zingiberene: 25%
  • Conjugated Diarylheptanoids are responsible for the orange colour and probably for the spicy taste (3 – 4%).
Specifications :
    • The active ingredient in Turmeric Fingers is called as Curcumin.
  • It is available in 2% to 5% curcumin content.
  • It is available in half, single & double polished form.
  • It has 10 to 12% Moisture.
  • It is available in small, medium & large sizes.
  • Various varieties of Indian turmeric fingers are offered by us like Salem turmeric finger, Nizam turmeric finger, Rajapuri kadapa (Madras) turmeric finger & Erode turmeric finger.
    • Turmeric Fingers contains Bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties.
    • Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric finger, which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
    • Curcumin boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor, linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases.
  • Curcumin leads to various improvements that should lower your risk of heart disease.
  • Turmeric Curcumin can help prevent (and perhaps even treat) Cancer.
  • Turmeric can act as a painkiller. It said to provide effective relief from arthritis and other body pains.
  • Studies show that curcumin has incredible benefits against depression.
  • Curcumin may help delay aging and fight age-related chronic diseases.
Applications :
  • The Turmeric Fingers when grounded in to fine powder serves as key ingredients in most of the foods and provide it with flavor and color.
  • Turmeric Powder formed from turmeric fingers is widely used as main ingredient in the spices.
  • It is used to form various food additives.
  • Turmeric powder is used in  color industries , aroma industries, cosmetic industries as well as medicine industries.
  • The turmeric fingers is the purest form of turmeric and is used in medicines, food and dyeing processes.
  • It is essential ingredients in various herbal preperations.