Premium Quality Ceylon Tumeric (Whole)
Turmeric has been used in India for more than 5000 years now. Initially, it was cultivated as a dye as its’ vivid yellow colour works brilliantly as a colouring agent. Then its highly developed uses came to know and people started using it for cosmetic and beautification purposes and eventually as a medicine. Later it became popular as a spice. Originating in India turmeric had reached China by 700 A.D, East Africa by 800 A.D and West Africa by 1200 A.D. Then it had begun to become popular all through the world. It is known that the Arab traders had carried turmeric with them to Europe in the 13th century.
Turmeric is a bright yellow spice powder that is made from the root of a plant in the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), Curcuma longa. It has been used in Asia for thousands for years as a dye, food colouring, and in Indian traditional medicine.
Like galangal and ginger, turmeric is a kind of root (rhizome) and has a similar appearance, except that it has an orange hue. Fresh turmeric is also used in some dishes. Extracts of turmeric, curcumin, are under investigation for their potential health benefits and may be sold as a dietary supplement.
Turmeric is available in the market as in a whole dried form or in a powdered form. It is also used as an ingredient in the preparation of curry mixtures. Oils and oleoresins are extracted from turmeric which is mainly used as a colouring and flavouring agent in the food industry.
Turmeric is mainly used as a flavouring and colouring agent in the food industry. It is also used as a colouring in textiles and preparation of specific paints. In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine turmeric is a common ingredient. In India turmeric is largely used as a disinfectant in the day to day life and in religious ceremonies.