Indian Name : Haldi
Botanical Name : Curcumin Herb
Other Names : Turmeric, Curcuma, Indian Saffron, Curcumin
It is a tall herb with large root stocks and consists of rhizomes which are ovate, oblong or phyriforam. It is grown in many parts of India as commercial crop. It is household spice for divirse cuisines in all parts of India.
Turmeric powder is considered auspicious in many religious ceremonies in Hindu families. Turmeric is often used in beauty creams for its antibiotic properties. It is also very commonly used as household remedy for minor cuts and wounds.
The yellow pigmented fraction Curcumin is isolated from the rhizomes of curcuma longa rhizomes are also used for diverse medicinal/food purposes.
Turmeric is closely related to ginger, and the methods by which ginger oleoresin is obtained may be applied to turmeric, the curcumin and the volatile-oil being both extracted by the same volatile-solvent.
Until the late 1970s, turmeric oleoresin was prepared only in a few of the consuming countries, mainly the United States and the United Kingdom, and manufacturers refuse to disclose their methods of processing. India, however, has now embarked upon commercial production of turmeric oleoresin following the investigation of and the publication of information on processing techniques by the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore.
|PRODUCT||TURMERIC OLEORESIN 95% CURCUMIN|
|LATIN NAME||Curcuma Longa|
|THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF THE BOTANICAL||India|
|THE COUNTRY WHERE THE BOTANICAL EXTRACTED||India|
|PLANT PART USED||Turmeric Fingers|
|COLOUR||Yellow colour powder|
|LOSS ON DRYING||Not more than 0.5%|
|RESIDUAL SOLVENT||Less than 10 ppm|
|METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF CURCUMIN||Spectrophotometric|
| CURCUMIN CONTENT
|TYPE OF EXTRACTION||Solvent Extraction|
Total Plant Count
Yeast & Mold
: < 1000/G
: < 100/G
| MAXIMUM LIMITS FOR THE FOLLOWING
: < 10 ppm
: < 1 ppm
: < 2 ppm
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