Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
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  • Turmeric  is a rhizome  with commercial value due to  its properties as a Colorant, Flavoring and Nutraceutical .Contains zingiberene, ar-turmerone, ar-curcumene, sabinene, 1,8-cineol, pinene and beta-sesquiphellandrene.
  • There are many American, Japanese & world patents on Turmeric pertaining to clinical &  culinary uses. 
  • There are two types of turmeric produced in central India. One has solid and dark color and the other long, soft and light color. In ayurvedic system of medicine, therapeutical value of turmeric has been well recognized. 
  • India, Bangladesh, Taiwan and China are the countries producing Turmeric
  • In India  Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, West Bengal and Assam are Turmeric growing states. The major producing centres in Tamil Nadu are Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Salem( Athur, Omaloor and Tiruchengodu) Erode (Bhavani, Gopichettipalayam, Sathyamangalam and Kodumudi), Namakkal and Villupuram
  • Process : Washing, Boiling, Blanching Cooking, Drying, Polishing, Coloring, Grading, Packing and Storage. Turmeric Oleoresin: Turmeric oleoresin is the organic extract of turmeric, a ground powder from the root of the Curcuma plant, and is added to food items as a spice and coloring agent. Supercritical CO2 extraction and molecular distillation-to extract and separate turmeric is the latest high technology process followed to get quality product.
  • Essential oil of turmeric is obtained by the steam distillation of dried rhizome powder
  • Turmeric oleoresin, obtained by solvent extraction of the ground turmeric, is the most commonly produced extract of turmeric and contains both the flavor.
  • Curcumin, produced by crystallization from the oleoresin, is the pure coloring
    principle and predominant color compound of tumeric.
  • The extraction of oleoresin from turmeric rhizomes using organic solvents produces higher yields, as compared to supercritical CO2 extraction
  • Quality depends on the pigment (curcumin) content, the organoleptic character, the general appearance, size and physical form of the rhizome
  • Global production is estimated around 11 -11.5 lakh tonnes. India contributes about 78per cent of the world production and 60
    per cent to the total trade.
  • India is the largest exporter of turmeric with annual exports of around 30,500 MT.
  • UAE is the major importer of the spice, accounting for around 18% of Indias total export.
  • The increasing demand for natural products as food additives makes turmeric an ideal produce as a food colorant. Additionally, anti-cancer and antiviral activities of turmeric may also increase its demand from Pharmaceutical industry.
About Turmeric
  • e-Book
  • about Turmeric & Curcumin
  • Turmeric & kum kum powders
  • Tissue Cultured Turmeric Plants
  • Biological Activity of Curcumin
  • Importance of Turmeric
  • Anticeptic
  • Properties


  • Anti Cancer
  • Alzheimer
  • AntiHiv
  • Antioxidants
  • Pharmacological
  • Phytomedicine
  • Galectin
  • Healing Properties
  • Diabetes
  • Oral Administration of Turmeric
  • Pain Relief
  • Hypocholestrolemic
  • Medicinal Values
  • Human Immunodeficiency
  • Inflam-Ease
  • Nature Cure
  • Phytonutrients from Turmeric
  • TAAG-Vibrant Health
  • Phytochemicals


  • Cultivation & Processing
  • Varieties & Processing
  • Curing & Polishing
  • Cured Polished Turmeric
  • Processing Details
  • Curcumin
  • Products, Tests & Identity
  • Composition Turmeric Oil
  • Turmeric Extracts
  • Oleoresin Production
  • Heat Processing
  • Radiation Processing

Technology Sources

  • Solvent Extraction of Turmeric
  • Project Cost Estimates
  • Consultancy for Oleoresins
  • Technology Offer
  • Equipments Suppliers
  • Turmeric oil, Oleoresins & Curcumin
  • Ethanol Extract Details
  • Extracting Values from Turmeric
  • Curcuma longa 95% Curcuminoids
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research
  • Pharmline
  • Turmeric Leaf Oil
  • Turmeric Leaf oil Natural
  • Study of Curcuminoids
  • Coloring Process & Composition for food industry
  • Oil Extraction
  • Patents List
Supercritical CO2 Technology
  • About this Technology
  • More about SFC
  • Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • SFC Instruments
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Thar Technologies Inc
  • Phase Monitor
  • Phasex Corporation
  • Technology Licensing
  • Patents & Papers


Technology Companies

  • Oleoresin company
  • American Ingredient Products
  • American Ingredients Company Information
  • Company in India
  • Amax Nutrasource
  • Blue California
  • CPB International Inc
  • Sabinsa Corporation
  • DC Resins
  • Renaissance Herbs
  • Exotic Naturals
  • Kalsec products
  • Biotic Products
  • SamiSpices


  • Market Analysis
  • Weekly Reports
  • Erode Turmeric
  • Turmeric Report - 2008
  • Turmeric from Meghalaya & Orissa
  • Export of Turmeric & Products
  • Curcumin Colour & Curcumin Aluminium Lake World Directory of Manufacturers
  • Technical grade
  • Turmeric Futures
  • Turmeric Leaf Oil - Manufacturers
  • News 2005
  • Buyers List
  • Whole Sale & Price List


  • Food Chemicals Codex
  • Determination of Curcumin in Turmeric
  • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Curcuminoids in  Turmeric Testing by HPLC
  • Quantitative determination of curcuminoids in turmeric powder by
    HPTLC technique
  • Photo Stability
  • Turmeric Whole & ground
  • Turmeric Oil
  • Determination of curcumins
  • American Spice Trade Association Standards:

Information Resources

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  • Important Links 
  • More Links
  • Turmeric websites
  • Directory Search
  • Group Discussions
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