turmeric powder, curcuma longa,curcumin95%,spice - 01

turmeric powder, curcuma longa,curcumin95%,spice - 01
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Place Of OriginIndia
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Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Family Name: Zingiberaceae
Name in some International Languages:
Hindi Name: Haldi
Flavor Characteristics: Musky Flavor, slightly bitter and fragrant
Usage Profile: Foods, medicines and cosmetics
Commercial part: Rhizome or underground stem
Turmeric has been used medicinally throughout Asia to treat stomach and liver ailments. It is a natural blood purifier. It is also used externally, to heal sores, as a cosmetic and for many other health benefits; it aids digestion, and helps to fight against infection and many more…
Spice Description
Turmeric, basically a tropical plant of ginger family is the rhizome or underground stem, with a rough, segmented skin. The length of main rhizome is approximately 2.5 - 7 cm (1 - 3 inches) in length with a diameter of 2.5 cm (1 inch), with smaller tubers branching off. The color of rhizome is yellowish-brown with a dull orange interior and color of powder is bright yellow.
Color: Bright yellow
Flavor & Aroma: Earthy aroma and a pungent, slightly bitter flavor
Bouquet: Earthy and slightly acrid
Main constituents
• Turmeric contains an essential oil max. 5%, this contains a variety of sesquiterpenes specific for the species.
• 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%).
Turmeric in India
The turmeric spice was a major part in Indian culinary dating back to 3000 B.C. Turmeric was cultivated in India. The turmeric plant requires hot climate with light soil. The hot and humid climate of India suits the growth of tropical turmeric plant.
Use of Turmeric powder
The use of turmeric dates back nearly 3000 years to the ancient Vedic culture of India. Since then, it has been used as important spice, beauty products and in spiritual ceremonies. There are various benefits and uses of Turmeric Powder from food to medicines. There are hardly few recipes in which Turmeric Powder is not used in Indian Dishes. Almost all Indian vegetable and meat dishes use turmeric either as separate spice or in the spice mixture. A small pinch of turmeric powder would add an orange-yellow hue to salad dressings. It is also a great spice to complement recipes that use rice, lentils and dry beans. Turmeric powder is one of the most significant colouring material of India. Turmeric colour also serves as a chemical indicator since it changes its colour on adding acids or alkalis. Turmeric powder can be used for encapsulation and preparing highly beneficial Turmeric health tablets. It is an essential ingredient in various Indian food preparations for taste and colouring and in various herbal preparations. Turmeric powder, extracts and curcumin also exhibit antioxidant property. Turmeric powder's flavor could also be described as peppery, or even warm in the mouth

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