Turmeric, a part of ginger family, is grown for its rhizomes. Origin of turmeric is Indian subcontinent and southeast Asian countries. The rhizomes are boiled, dried and ground to yellow powder. Curcumin is the chief ingredient in turmeric, which gives its colour. It is renowned for its healing properties as antiseptic.
Finger/Bulbs – Polished or Unpolished
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ACID INSOLUBLE ASH
Turmeric powder (U.S.A quality)
1 Moisture 10 % max.
2 Mesh 60 mesh
3 Curcumin content 3.5%
4 Total Ash < 8 %
5 Acid insoluable ash < 1 %
6 Impurity Absent
7 Insect Absent
8 Curcumin content 3.5%
Aflatoxin Limits μg/kg: B1/TOTAL
Curcuma longa (turmeric):
Appearance : Yellow/brown powder
Texture : Slightly grainy
Flavour : Typical
odour : Characteristic
Type : Typical
Drying Method : Warm Air
Cut Size : Fine powder
Further Treatment : None apart from milling
Products are subject to routine metal detection
Metal Detector Sensitivity Fe 3.5mm, Non Fe 5.5mm, S/S 5.0mm
Turmeric powder (dubai quality)
Moisture – 12%
Ash Insoluble – 1.5%
Total Ash – 9%
Chromate Test – Negative
Curcurmin – 2%
Total Starch – 60%
Sudan (1-4) – Absent
Aflatoxin – B1 below 5PPP
Total Aflatoxin – Below 10PPP
Uses of Turmeric:
- Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents pathogenic organisms from affecting the body. It is a natural blood purifier.
- Anti-oxidants present in turmeric helps improving brain activity, fights against depression.
- Turmeric powder is used in cooking, not only to add colour and aroma to dishes, but to eliminate toxic factors in the food.
- It is used in cosmetics as its antimicrobial properties help to treat eczema and acne.
- Turmeric is used to prepare yellow dye in textile industry.
- It is an effective biopesticide, inhibiting insect growth.