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AFT (Alleppey Finger Turmeric)

AFT (Alleppey Finger Turmeric)

AFT (Alleppey Finger Turmeric)

Botanical Name
Curcuma longa


Commercial Part
Rhizome or underground stem



AFT (Alleppey Finger Turmeric) is the original genuine high curcumin turmeric. It is very popular in the US and other countries and has curcumin percentages of min.5%. This generic variety of turmeric is grown only in Kerala state.

Alleppey turmeric is much darker in colour. Its curcumin content on average at 5% and may be as high as 6.5%, making it a more effective colouring agent with superior fresh turmeric flavour notes. Alleppey turmeric more closely resembles the flavour of fresh turmeric and has a somewhat earthy aroma with surprisingly delicate top notes of lemon and mint, reminiscent of its cousin, ginger. The texture is 'oily' due to the higher curcumin content, and when blending with other spices we suggest sieving it through a small strainer to prevent clumping.

We are engaged in providing our clients with premium quality Turmeric, which is organically grown using natural manures. In accordance with the requirements of clients, we can make turmeric available in various quantities. Reckoned for medicinal properties, qualitative turmeric offered by us finds huge demand in the market. We make Turmeric available in the market, after stringent quality testing.

Origin and Distribution

Turmeric is known to be one of the oldest spices that have been used in India since ages. Initially, it was cultivated as a dye as its vivid yellow color works brilliantly as a coloring agent. Then with time, ancient population came to know about its highly developed uses and they started using it for cosmetic and beautification purposes and eventually as a condiment as well as medicine. Ancient Indian medical pharmacopoeia, Ayurveda, also extensively mentions about the historical turmeric being an exceptionally effective herb for stomach disorders and food poisoning.

Turmeric originated in Southern India and this region continues as the world's largest producer. As a seedless plant, its movement to new locations throughout the tropics has been dependent upon people. Later, it is also cultivated in various parts of Asia and Africa. Turmeric made its way to Jamaica and it is now cultivated throughout the tropics, including Hawaii and Costa Rica.

Turmeric is a tropical herb and is grown in both tropical and subtropics. It produces large and better rhizomes in the open ground exposed to the sun. It requires humid climate for excellent growth. Soils with a little higher sand content (loams and sandy loams) are well suited for turmeric cultivation. Turmeric can grow in different types of soils from light black, sandy loam and red soils to clay loams.

India is the largest producer of turmeric in the world. The major turmeric producing states are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. Planting season varies with the area and variety of turmeric. Generally, planting is done during May – June or July – August. Turmeric is rarely cultivated in pure stand. However, it is usually grown with other crops. It matures in 7 – 9 months depending on verity. The crop is ready for harvesting when the leaves turn yellow and starts drying up.

Rhizomes are boiled in water and drying in the sun. Dried rhizomes are available commercially for various purposes such as culinary, medical and cosmetics. Turmeric as spice is deep yellow in color, possessing a characteristic pungent flavor.


Turmeric is used to flavour and to colour foodstuffs. It is a principal ingredient in curry powder. Turmeric oleoresin is used in brine pickles and to some extent in mayonnaise and relish formulations, non-alcoholic beverages, gelatins, butter and cheese etc. The colour curcumin extracted from turmeric is used as a colourant. Turmeric is also used as a dye in textile industry. It is used in the preparation of medicinal oils, ointments and poultice. It is stomachic, carminative, tonic, blood purifier and an antiseptic. It is used in cosmetics. The aqueous extracts has biopesticidal properties.

Indian Name of Spices

  • Hindi : Haldi
  • Bengali : Halud, Pitras
  • Gujarati : Haldhar, Haldi
  • Kannada : Arishia
  • Konkani : Halad
  • Malayalam : Manjal
  • Marathi : Halede, Halad
  • Oriya : Haldil
  • Punjabi : Haldar, Haldhar, Haldi
  • Sanskrit : Haladi, Harita
  • Tamil : Manjal
  • Telugu : Pasupu
  • Urdu : Haladi
  • Foreign Name of Spices

  • Spanish : Curcuma
  • French : Curcuma
  • German : Kurkuma Gelbwurzel
  • Swedish : Gurkmeja
  • Arabic : Kurkum
  • Dutch : Geelwortel
  • Italian : Curcuma
  • Portuguese : Acafrao-da-India
  • Russian : Zholty Imbir
  • Japanese : Ukon
  • Chinese : Yu.Chin
  • Why Us

    We supply you with the best quality Turmeric at reasonable prices. we are really flexible when it comes to your customized requirement. We can supply you with the Best, Medium-Best, Medium or any other quality Turmeric contingent upon your budget We also Offer select Turmeric for the woldwide Markets. Regarding your prerequisite we can supply Turmeric Finger and Bulbs of Turmeric variety with customized product packing. We have a specialized team waiting to serve you with the best we could offer. Please contact us through online talk box or order for quotation and we will revert to you with a prompt response.

    We are leading Indian exporters of Turmeric Whole, Turmeric crushed and Turmeric powder to countries like Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia, Brazil, Germany etc.

    Product Specifications

  • Type: Single Herbs & Spices
  • Style: Dried
  • Drying Process: AD
  • Processing Type: Raw
  • Certification: ISO
  • Shape: Powder
  • Color: Golden-yellow
  • Place of Origin: India
  • Weight (kg): 500
  • Shelf Life: 2 – 3 Years at STC
  • Model Number: CRE 251 - CRE 260
  • Type: Indian Turmeric
  • Terms

  • Minimum Order Quantity: 10 Bags
  • Packing: New Jute Gunny Bags
  • Packing Weight: 25.00 Kg or as per buyer's requirement
  • Delivery Terms: FOB,CIF
  • Delivery Time: Prompt Delivery
  • Payment Terms: T/T, L/C or Advance