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Turmeric is the boiled, dried, cleaned and cultured rhizomes of the Curcuma longa. The plant is an herbaceous perennial, 60 to 90 cm high, with a small stem and a tufted leaf. The number of different varieties of the Turmeric is majorly segregated on the basis of the creating area in India where they are grown. Each variety has a strange and uncharacteristic colour shade and flavour.
In Pitambari, the FSSAI standards are tolerated to achieve quality and constancy and uniformity in the Turmeric powder. The Turmeric powder made by salem variety is higher in quality, intensively coloured and is perfumed and fragrant in nature and is entirely pure and untouched. The Turmeric powder is unrestricted and clear from mould, living or dead insects, rodent contamination. The Moisture and humidity content of the turmeric powder is not more than 5%. It also has the curcumin content in the preferred range of 2.5 % to 3.0 %. It also adds improved and superior colour and taste to a variety of dishes.
How Turmeric Powder is prepared?
The fingers and rhizomes of the turmeric are heated or cooked separately for about 30 - 40 minutes while waiting for the bubbles and the white fumes to come out, then they are drained and are dried up in the presence of sun rays for about 10 to 15 days, till the time they get dry and hard. The dry turmeric is then cleared and polished automatically in a drum which is rotated with the help of a hand or by any kind of power to make it into powder form.
2. What is Curcumin Content?
The Curcumin is the active and vital ingredient in turmeric which has been made known to have an extensive and wide - range of beneficial and healing effects for many kinds of disorders. The Curcumin is known for its significant properties like anti - tumor, anti - oxidant, anti - amyloid and anti - inflammatory properties. The Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is also widely called as tumeric or the curcumin.
3. What is shelf life of Turmeric powder?
The Turmeric powder is made using hygienically safe and secure conditions so it has a 8 months shelf life.
4. Why Salem Variety is used for Turmeric Powder?
The Salem variety of the turmeric has an intense and strong yellow colour and has a quite high curcumin content.