Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

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.
  • Turmeric needs specific temperature and growing conditions, so it is not cultivated in many countries.
Physical Properties :
    • The color of turmeric powder can vary widely from deep yellow-orange to bright yellow which is dependent upon curcumin percentage in it.
  • Turmeric Powder has a bitter flavor and possesses a mildly warm pleasant aromatic scent.
  • It is produced from the root (Rhizomes)  of Turmeric Plant.
Chemical  Properties :
  • It is slightly soluble in alcohol, soluble in acetone and in glacial acetic acid and insoluble in water.
  • Turmeric Powder is stable in normal conditions.
  • It is incompatible  with strong oxidizing agents.
  • Keep it away from hot works and sources of ignition.
  • Turmeric Powder produces hazardous products after decomposition.
  • CO, CO2, smoke and unidentified organic compounds may be formed during combustion.
Specifications :
  • The active ingredient in Turmeric Powder is called as Curcumin.
  • Curcumin percentage in powder decides how much effective & valuable it is.
  • It is available in 2% to 8% curcumin content.
  • Turmeric Powder contains Bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties.
  • Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric,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 :
  • It 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.
  • It is essential ingredients in various herbal preperations.