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Indian Turmeric

Indian Turmeric

Indian Turmeric

Botanical Name
Curcuma longa,Curcuma Aromatica

Family
Zingiberaceae

Commercial Part
Rhizome or underground stem

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Description

Turmeric is the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished rhizomes of Curcuma longa. The plant is a herbaceous perennial, 60-90 cm high, with a short stem and tufted leaf. There are 7 to 12 leaves, the leaf sheaths forms the pseudo stem. The lamina is green above and pale green below and has a length of 30-40 cm and width 8-12 cm. Inflorescence is a central spike of 10-15 cm length. 1-4 flowers are born in axil of the bract opening one at a time. About 30 flowers are produced in a spike. Seeds are produced in capsules and there will be one to numerous sunken capsules in an inflorescence.

Origin and Distribution

Turmeric is the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished rhizomes of Curcuma longa. The plant is a herbaceous perennial, 60-90 cm high, with a short stem and tufted leaf. There are 7 to 12 leaves, the leaf sheaths forms the pseudo stem. The lamina is green above and pale green below and has a length of 30-40 cm and width 8-12 cm. Inflorescence is a central spike of 10-15 cm length. 1-4 flowers are born in axil of the bract opening one at a time. About 30 flowers are produced in a spike. Seeds are produced in capsules and there will be one to numerous sunken capsules in an inflorescence. Turmeric is a tropical crop cultivated from sea level to 1200 meter MSL. It grows in light black, black clayey loams and red soils in irrigated and rainfed conditions. The crop cannot stand water logging or alkalinity.

Uses

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.
  • Curcumin which is found in turmeric, has significant anti-inflammatory properties
  • Protects healthy cells from cancer-causing agents and aids the body in destroying mutated cancer cells before they have a chance to spread to other areas.
  • Helps to prevent cystic fibrosis diseases
  • It also helps to lower the cholesterol, blood purifier and prevent heart disease.
  • In Ayurveda, turmeric is a natural medicine which is used for many ailments such as burns, cuts, wound, acne and pimples etc.
  • It is also used as an anti-bacterial agent.
  • Relieves menstrual pain and gives relief from fatigue, nausea, pelvic pain and crumps
  • Used as a dietary supplement that helps in stomach problems and other ailments
  • Used for disposing off intestinal worms and to treat mental disorders, jaundice and venereal diseases.

  • Application

    Turmeric is used in canned beverages, baked products, dairy products like ice creams, yogurt, yellow cakes, orange juice, biscuits, popcorn, sweets, cereals, sauces and gelatins etc. Sometime, it is also used as coloring agent and to impart mustard like flavor and yellow color. In India, turmeric is used beautic product for various skin ailments and various skin creams.

    Major Varieties of Turmeric in India

  • Erode and Salem turmeric; (Tamil Nadu)
  • Rajapore; and ;Sangli turmeric; (Maharashtra)
  • Nizamabad Turmeric Bulbs; (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Alleppey Finger; (Kerala)
  • 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

  • Product Name: Indian Turmeric
  • 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