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Black Cumin Seed Oil Market Share 2019‐ 2025 Industry Trends Growth Report

Black cumin seed also known as Kalonji, black caraway, black seeds and black onion seeds. It is native to south‐eastern Asia and North America. Black seed come from Nigella sativa, a small plant with pale purple, blue, or white flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Middle‐east. The black cumin seed oil has gained acknowledgement for use in Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine, such as curries, soups, vegetables and meat dishes for a peppery flavour. Black cumin seed oil has the characteristics pertaining to health and wellness such as anti‐bacterial, analgesic, anti‐fungal, anti‐inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, anti‐hypertensive, insulin sensitizing and many others. Organic Product India is organic spices manufacturer in India. Veerral Agro Tech and Organic Product India are leading manufacturer and supplier of conventional and Organic Black cumin seed.

SEGMENTATION:

Black cumin seed oil market segmentation is done on the basis of form which includes oil as well as encapsulated soft‐gel capsules. The soft‐shelled capsules are gaining relatively more traction in reference to the black cumin seed oil market on the backdrop of consumer convenience. Black cumin seed oil market segmentation is done on the basis of application which includes cosmetics & personal care, dietary supplements, and culinary. Black cumin seed oil market segmentation is done on the basis of the end use which includes retail and industrial. The retail segment is further segmented into small segments as distribution channel which includes online stores, hypermarkets/supermarkets, specialized drug stores, and convenience stores.

Black-seed-oil-market-size-by-application

Black Seed Oil Market Size, By Application, 2018 & 2025, (Tons)

Image Source: https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/black-seed-oil-market

Black Seed oil segmentation is done on the basis of personal care & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical, flavouring & dressing and culinary. By 2025, black seed oil market will have increasing demand for pharmaceutical products. The demand is been increasing due to product demand in forecast timeframe due to its uses in medicinal purpose. Also it helps in boosting immune system and improving digestion.

Black Seed oil contains various vitamins and nutrients which helps in supporting different body function including immune system. The products also contain low calorie due to which it is used for cooking and flavouring by stimulating industry size.

Black cumin seeds contain p‐cymene, thymoquinoe, α‐thujene, longifolene, β‐pinene, α‐pinene and carvacrol which are important in the formulation of nutraceuticals products. By 2025, Nutraceuticals market is anticipated to surpass USD 550 billion by growing consumer
awareness and e‐commerce, due to which black seed oil market size increase.

Global market drivers and restraints:

The black cumin seed oil is gaining widespread popularity on the backdrop of its manifold advantages offered by the same. The properties of black cumin seed oil which are driving the oil market are its use to alleviate asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues. Its also used for balancing immune system, reducing cancer tumor, for inducing anti‐inflammatory properties for encephalomyelitis, colitis, peritonitis, oedama, and arthritis through suppression of the inflammatory mediators prostaglandins and leukotriens and also fight microbes including bacteria, viruses, helminths, and fungus, aid digestion and decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain. It is usful in treating skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, promoting healthy cholesterol levels, for normalizing blood pressure, Inhibiting Candida and fungus growth.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete analysis of the black cumin seed market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation factors
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
Why choose Organic Products India as a lentil suppliers

Why choose Organic Products India as a lentil supplier

Humans have been consuming Lentils for thousands of years. Lentils were considered as a poor man’s food due to their inexpensive nature. Lentils may be cheap but their nutritious value is huge and is the most flavorful among all the legumes.

Lentils, botanically-known as Lens culinaris esculenta, grow in pods that contain either one or two lentil seeds. Lentils are known as dal or dahl in India, lentils are dried after harvesting and may be sold whole or split into halves, with the brown and green varieties are the best at maintaining their shape after cooking.

Lentil History

Lentils are believed to be originated in the Near East or Mediterranean area and have been a good source of sustenance for our ancestors since prehistoric times. Lentils are one of the oldest pulse crop known to mankind and they are one of the earliest domesticated crops. The word lentil originates from the Latin lens. Lentil artefacts have been found on archaeological digs on the banks of the Euphrates River dating back to 8,000 B.C. and there has been evidence of the Egyptians, Romans, and Hebrew consuming this legume.

Lentil’s Reputation

Lentil’s reputation depends on the location; lentils were either considered a necessity or a fancy crop for the upper class. While poor people who could not afford fish during the season of Lent substituted lentils, lentils graced the tables of servants and kings alike as a tasty and plentiful source of protein. In Greece, legumes were fed to the less fortunate while in Egypt it was sold to royalty.

Today, however, lentils are a food for all, and have taken a prominent place among edible legumes, for both farmers as well as restaurant and home chefs. While other legumes have fallen off of menus, the lentil has risen in popularity. Agriculturally, lentils are a solid crop when drought is likely and the soil conditions are not favorable. In the kitchen, lentils are appreciated for their ability to cook quickly, offer delicious flavor, and provide plenty of nutrients, such as protein, iron, and Vitamins A and B.

Why Organic Products India?

Organic Products India has been in the Organic Grain Industry only for past 5 years, but has been exporting organic since past 30 years. With a wide exposure to the export terms & handling many products, today Organic Products India is one of the leading lentil suppliers & pulses suppliers in India. Organic Products India have two manufacturing facilities already for the processing of oilseeds & spices in Unjha, Gujarat. We are pioneer organic products manufacturers in India. Organic Products India follows all the BRC norms from sourcing to the manufacturing of the product. Organic Products India exports products to many countries. We always look forward to practice Organic culture & provide our clients a clean & healthy product. More with the usage of lentils, we understand the importance of organic to the world. We are here to supply you all the variety in lentils.

With a clarity of thought & focus on long term association, we move forward in the market for lentils. Our vision compels us to grow together with our customer & evolve to create better relationships with healthy products. Hope the increasing demand for the product helps introduce us to new purchasers & we can be pleased to serve you with transparency & excellent quality!

A Teaspoon of Mustard Cure Muscle Cramps - Mustard Manufacturers - Organic Products India

A Teaspoon of Mustard Cures Muscle Cramps !!!

In the family of Brassicaceae, mustard is a plant species in the genera Brassica and Sinapis. Mustard plant seeds are widely used as a traditional pungent spice. It is also used as a source of edible oil and protein and even as a medicine .There are three varieties of mustard. One of them is yellow mustard. Since years people have been insisting that a teaspoon of yellow mustard reduces or lessens the pain of muscle cramps within few minutes. There are various amazing successful results of mustard. But many health professionals had often roll their eyes when it is mentioned, mustard as other kitchen cabinet treatments. The reason behind it is that they cannot imagine the reason why mustard might work so efficiently and rapidly. It defies their understanding of how a pharmaceutical ingredient like mustard is  absorbed from the stomach and exerts a pharmacological effect on the body. Mustard cures the work too damned fast for standard scientific explanation. Mustard is also known for its rubefacient properties which can help in getting relief from any kind of muscle cramp
or pain. Consuming one or two teaspoon of yellow mustard powder can help in maintaining strong bones, joints and muscles as it is a good source of potassium and calcium. Mustard oil made from yellow mustard seeds helps to get quick relief from any kind of pain, including arthritis pain.

India is one of the major mustard manufacturer and supplier of best quality conventional as well as organic varieties of mustard seeds in the world. Many developed countries like Germany, USA, Malaysia etc. import mustard from India. Organic Products India is one of the leading mustard seeds supplier, manufacturer & exporter throughout the world. Organic Products India supplies superior quality mustard seeds that are full of flavour and aroma. The mustard seeds form the cornerstone of French cuisine and dominate Indian and Southern Asian cooking as well. Mustard seeds are available globally in three varieties‐ black, yellow and white. White mustard has a very precise aroma in comparison to the black variety which packs a punch of flavour in food.

Types of Mustards:

    • Yellow mustard

Yellow mustard has become popular because of its unique, strong and spicy flavor and is used as condiment in variety of dishes like hotdogs, salads, sandwiches and burgers around the world. It is not only rich in protein, fiber, vitamin C but also in many of the B‐complex vitamins. Yellow Mustard brings an aromatic, rustic taste and fragrance to various dishes. Yellow mustard even has some
health benefits for the body like relief from muscular pains, ringworm, and respiratory disorders and it also helps in treating cancer and diabetes. There is the huge list of health benefits of yellow mustard. Raw mustard seeds have a bitter taste, but mustard’s character changes completely when treated with heat. Mustard seeds are used from appetizer to main course as condiment, they are
one of the most versatile spices which one can have in pantry.

    • Black Mustard

Black mustard is a type of mustard. The seed and oil from the black mustard are used to make medicine. Black mustard leaves are used in salads and other dishes, in foods. Black mustard seed is used as a spice to add flavour to mustard condiment. There are around 40 different species of mustard plant. Black mustard (Brassica nigra) is the most pungent. Black mustard contains chemicals that might initially lessen the pain when applied to the skin. But when came in contact with the skin for too long, it might cause
skin irritation and burning. Black mustard is similar to brown mustard. Black or brown mustard seeds are used in Indian cooking, especially in South Indian cooking. Many curries and vegetables dishes are flavoured with oil tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilli’s and asafoetida.

    • White Mustard

White mustard is commonly used as a cover and green manure crop in Europe (between UK and Ukraine). A large number of varieties of white mustard exist in Germany, Netherlands, etc. mainly differing in lateness of flowering and resistance against white beet‐cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii).White mustard is also used as a condiment. Generally, white mustard seeds are used to make medicines .People generally intake white mustard for clearing the voice, preventing infection, causing vomiting, increasing urine flow (as a diuretic) to relieve water retention, and also for increasing the appetite. White mustard is one of three types of mustard typically used to make mustard condiment in foods. White mustard has the capacity to reducing the beet nematodes in the soil by interfering in
the life circle of the nematodes.

Uses and Pharmacology

There are many uses of mustard. Mustard has potential pharmacological effects in various diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes .While there are very limited clinical trials to support its use for any indication. There have been numerous phytochemical investigations on mustard seeds. However, very few clinical trials exist to support the clinical application of mustard seed oil. Derivatives of allyl isothiocyanate have formed the basis for toxic agents such as mustard gases and antineoplastic drugs. Mustard is also used for getting a relief from soar throat & chest congestion. It is not only used for fighting bad odors, but also to treat fever and flu, calm muscles, get relive from tired feet and treating back pain.

Chickpeas - Diet Food To Lower cholesterol

Diet Oriented Food – Chickpeas

The term Chick peas is derived from the French word ‘chiche’ and Latin word ‘cicer’. During 1500 the chickpeas were called as Chiche. The botanical name of Chick peas is ‘Cicer arietinum’. There are mainly 2 types Chickpeas Kabuli Chick peas and Desi chick peas. Kabuli chick peas are generally larger and tan yellow in colour whereas Desi chickpeas are smaller in size comparatively. Chickpeas are high in protein and fibre. It is one of the highest and oldest cultivated legume, as per the chickpeas suppliers in India.

Chickpeas are one of the essential ingredients in Indian and Middle eastern cuisines. It is a key ingredient in humus, Chana dal and can be grounded into flour and made into falafel. Chickpea flour can be used in baking and smoothies.

The protein and fibre in chickpea may help keep your appetite under control. Chick peas help to manage blood sugar level. As chick peas are full of fibres and has proven good for digestion and also helps in maintaining weight. Chick peas consist of many minerals like magnesium and potassium which helps in boosting heart health. This is because it controls blood pressure which is one of the risk factor for heart disease.

Chickpeas also contain several minerals and vitamins like vitamin B which reduces the risk of lungs and breast cancer. The presence of iron phosphate, calcium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K in chickpeas all help in maintaining bone strength and bone structure. Chickpeas helps to prevent the problems related to constipation due to presence of high fibres and proteins. Researchers show that including chickpeas in diet lowers the bad cholesterol in the blood.

Demand for organic products is increasing as people are getting aware of the problems caused by conventional foods. India is one of the major producers of chickpeas in the world apart from Myanmar, Pakistan, Turkey Ethiopia, and Russia. India is one of the major exporters of organic chickpeas in the world. Many developed countries like Germany, USA, and Netherland import from chickpeas suppliers India. Organic Products India, Veerral agro tech are some of the well-known organic products manufacturers in India and exporters for organic chickpeas with premium quality and good services.

By overlooking the health benefits and nutritional value of chickpeas I think we can conclude by calling a Chickpeas as Diet Oriented Food.

5 REASONS WHY TO IMPORT ORGANIC PRODUCTS FROM INDIA

5 Reasons Why to Import Organic Products from India

In the past few years, there has been a steady rise in demand for organic products as it is best suited for health and the environment. With the rise in demand for organic products, many brands have been taking notes from Ayurveda to come up with 100% organic foods. This growing trend of organic products offers a huge growth to the Indian organic industry as this trend is soon to be caught up by India and also offers huge growth to investors in the Organic Industry.

Here are the 5 reasons on Why to Import Organic Products from India:

  • Rise in requirement of organic products : Organic products in India is still a new concept. The current market growth is on rise due to increased awareness and benefits to health and the environment. The current market value is at INR4000 Crores and expected to grow to INR10,000-12,000 Crores. The rapid growth rate is also an important factor to attract investors.
  • E-Commerce: With access to the internet getting easier and cheaper, Indian citizens have changed the way they shop. The ease of shopping online with just one click has saved a lot of time for Indian consumers, be it monthly grocery or personal care items. There has been a significant growth in online platforms for organic products manufacturers in India that helps the consumer to choose the best available product for them.
  • Export of organic products in India: India is the second largest exporter of organic products in Asia after China. It is one of the largest turmeric powder manufacturers and psyllium husk exporter in the world. The increase in the export market coupled with the help of the Government’s support has helped India grow in the organic products industry. The estimated value of Indian organic food exports was US$299 million during the year 2015-16 with a total volume of 263,688 MT. The major of exports going to the US, European Union, Canada and New Zealand.
  • Introduction of new variety of organic products: Superfoods were unheard of in Indian diets. However, due to the increase in awareness about the health benefits of organic products has led to the introduction on new organic products. Brands like Organic Products India have already started introducing daily used products in organic variants like spices, flax seeds, amaranth seeds, pulses and lentils etc. for health-conscious consumers.
  • Growing support from Government of India: The government of India has been actively participating in promotion of organic farming and the consumption of organic products. Financial assistance is also provided to farmers who are ready to adopt to organic farming in the country through various schemes such as National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH),etc. The government has also allocated lands specifically reserved for Organic farming in the Northeast Region of India.

All of the mentioned factors have been favourable for the Indian Organic Industry. However one must also keep in mind the high production cost and risks of producing organic products which is higher than conventional goods. These products are also subject to higher tax rates which increases the cost of organic products. Cost of organic products has also hampered the sale of these products.

 

 

 

Health benefits of flaxseed - Organic Products India

FLAX –DIVERSIFIED CROP ON THE EARTH

Flax seed (Linseed) has a very long and diversified history. It is one of those crops having various benefits in different industries. It is an unknown fact that wild flax was used as a textile in earlier days. The evidence of which can be seen in Dzudzuana Caves Republic of Georgia and are dated to the Upper Paleolithic, 30,000 years ago. The Latin name of the flaxseed is Linum usitatissimum, which means “very useful”. In Egypt, flax textiles were worn by priests and was also a symbol of purity. Come today, flaxseed still dominates households and retail stores owing to the amazing health benefits it offers. Linseed suppliers have thus seen better days, especially since the last few decades.
Flax is grown as a seed and flax oil is used in nutritional supplements, wooden Industry for polishing. Flax is grown as an ornament in the garden and as stated it is also used as a textile. Every part of the linseed plant is utilized commercially, either directly or after processing. Flax fibre is extracted from the skin of the plant. Flax plant consists of 75% leaves and 25% stem. Flax fibres are stronger than cotton fibre but less elastic. Flaxseed is available in 2 variants brown and yellow flax seed. Both have similar nutritional value.
Flaxseed is one of the richest plant sources of the ω-3 fatty acid i.e. α-linoleic acid (ALA) (Gebauer et al. 2006; Tonon et al. 2011) and lignin (phytoestrogens) (Singh et al. 2011). The important flaxseed growing countries are Canada, China, United States, India and Ethiopia.
Apart from textile, flaxseed has its own importance in nutraceuticals and medical Industry.
The lignans in flaxseed may help it protect against a variety of cancers, especially if consumed for life as a part of a healthful diet and lifestyle. The lignin and other phytoestrogens are thought to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, because of an anti-inflammatory effect. Flax seed helps in lowering cholesterol level and rate of heart disease. The fibre, phytosterols, and omega-3 content of flaxseed may help boost heart health. The lignans it contains may help protect against cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.
Flax is the one of that crop which can be used fully. India is one of the major exporters of these flax seed. Organic Products India, Veerral Agro Tech are one of the major suppliers of conventional and organic products manufacturers in India. They are flaxseed suppliers, amaranth suppliers, sesame suppliers, black cumin seeds exporter etc…
To conclude with flax can be called as optimum utilized crop or an all-rounder crop which can be used in almost all the Industries. In coming days it will be one of the most important crops on the earth.

Psyllium Leading Supplier - Organic Products India

Leading Supplier and Manufacturer of Psyllium Seeds and Psyllium Husk

The Plantago ovate commonly named as Isabgol/Psyllium in India. The Isap and Ghol mean ear of the horse, which show the shape of the seeds. As this tiny pale brown colour seed are very popular across all countries today & which has almost 200 species. The origination from the Mediterranean region and West Asia extending up to Sutlej. Also distributed from the Canary Islands across Southern Spain, North Africa, the Middle East and North-Western Asia. India has tradition old use of Psyllium Seeds in its Ayurveda for medicine. Psyllium Seeds are mostly cultivated in the North Gujarat, Western Rajasthan. India is the largest grower & exporter of Psyllium Seeds on the planet. Due to various health benefits of psyllium seeds and husk, it’s popularity has kept growing over the years. The world market for Psyllium Production and export of Psyllium Seeds, Psyllium Husk and Psyllium Powder is dominated by India exporters.

Cultivation & Climatic Condition:
Psyllium Plant takes nearly 119 to 130 days and requires a cool and dry climate for a yield. Psyllium is a Rabi crop and grows from Feb to March. The plant grows in light-sandy, medium-loamy and heavy-clay soils with a low nutrient requirement. For better yield soil must have a pH level of 7.3 to 8.4. The Psyllium plant flower spikes turn reddish brown when ripening, the lower leaves get dry and the upper leaves turn yellow. The crop is only harvested in the morning time after the dew is gone to minimize shattering and field losses. The seeds are separated from the raw harvested spikes by threshing, winnowing and sieving.

Psyllium has different names across the globe:

  • English: Ispaghula, Psyllium, Blond Psyllium, Spogel Seeds, Ripple Grass
  • Sanskrit: Ashwagol, Ishadgola, Ashwakarnabeeja, Sheetabeeja, Ishrawarabola,
  • Hindi: Isabgol, Isabgul, Issufgul, Ispaghul, Isubgol
  • Chinese: Ch’-Ch’ientzu
  • German: Indische Psylli-samen
  • Netherlands: Bladvlo
  • Urdu: Ispaghul
  • Arab: Bazre-quatuna, Bazre-katina
  • Persian: Ispaghol, Isparzah, Thikam-daridah, Zhikam-daridah, Isabghul
  • Sinhalese: Isphgol Vithai
  • Japanese: Obeko

Indian Psyllium Seeds Exporters:

India dominates the complete world market in the production of Psyllium Seeds, Psyllium Husk and Psyllium Powder. India offers nearly 80% of Psyllium in the global market. The factories of Psyllium Seeds exporters are located in Unjha, Gujarat in India. The main exporting market for Psyllium Seeds, Husk and Powder are the USA, Germany, Italy, UK, France, Australia and Gulf countries. The major Psyllium Seeds, Husk and Powder are exported to the USA i.e. 60% of the world demand and followed by EU market 25% and domestic market 15%. Gujarat and Rajasthan are major states for exporting Psyllium Seeds from India. were Gujarat contributes more than 35% of world production of Psyllium Husk and Powder.

As a leading supplier and processor of psyllium seeds, husk and psyllium powder we understand the importance of quality to health-conscious customer buying our product and we take utmost efforts to follow necessary food safety standard at Organic Products India. We are a government recognised Export house. Our factory is located in Unjha, Gujarat in India. We offer Organic Psyllium Seeds, Organic Psyllium Husk, Organic Psyllium Powder, Conventional Psyllium Seeds, Conventional Psyllium Husk, and Conventional Psyllium Powder with different purities starting from 70% to 99%. We majorly export to the USA, EU market and the Middle East. Please contact for your business enquiry on info@viralspices.com.

Psyllium Husk - Organic Products India

Isabgol Production Declines – Demand Continues Strong!

The Psyllium Husk or Isabgol is a very popular product across the globe today. Considering the health benefits the product offers it has varied uses in the Pharmaceutical industry, Food industry, Animal feed industry as well the health industry. The benefits are very much discussed in the previous blog on Psyllium Health benefits.

The versatility of this crop has made Psyllium husk a product with high demand today. According to DGFT data, India exported 29,343 tonnes of isabgol in 2011-12; 32,465 tonnes in 2013-14; and 32,325 tonnes in 2014-15. 2013-14 marked the highest export of Isabgol from India, when the production area was around 10,000 hectares. However, after this year the main Isabgol producing states in India have reported a decline in the production area.

Psyllium is produced in India in the dry drought-prone states of Gujarat & Rajasthan. The Isabgol production completely depends on the water availability & requires 3 -4 cycles of water to grow. Psyllium being a Rabi crop (winter crop), there is a climatic risk due to mid-season rains which can also damage the crop. Since past few years, India is experiencing low rainfall & less availability of water in these states, which has prompted for less production for Psyllium as the farmers are not willing to prefer this over other crops. Also, 2018-19 has not been as much a good year considering the pricing front; the farmers hardly got any profits as the production was increasing in the previous years & this resulted in the increased competition which kept the prices steady.

India is the largest exporter of Psyllium all over the globe & has a huge market in the USA, China, Japan & Australia. The Indian Psyllium Husk exporters are now worried as the price for the product is likely to go high & there will be fierce competition fetching those low profits so as to retain the customers.  The market is likely to suffer 2000 crore revenue loss for the year 2019-20 which is 20-30% loss. Gujarat has been showing a constant decline in the Psyllium production, however, what is worrisome is that Rajasthan- which was the second largest producer of Psyllium in India has shown a sudden decline in the Psyllium Husk production this year as reported by the Psyllium Husk manufacturers in India.

There are a lot of factors responsible in the production decline for the crop, but the main factors being the risk involved in the production process due to mid-season rains, high water requirement for production, reducing profit margins in the past few years. The government want farmers & the manufacturers of the product to stick to innovative ideas to increase the production as well as discover innovative ways of utilising the product so as to get more benefits in terms of the revenue. However, as per the Psyllium Husk Manufacturers in India, the cost involved in the innovation process is very high. The farmer groups are already stressed with the uneven rainfall in the region & do not have enough resources to spend on R & D facilities required to facilitate any change. This refrains the Indian Psyllium Husk producers from the creation of new ideas. Slowly but gradually the Indian market is moving towards this step to grow their global presence & a lot of Organic products manufacturers & farming groups have come together to help them grow the production of this product along with the various government initiatives. Nonetheless, there still will be lesser Psyllium Husk production for the year 2019-20 until we discover some effective manufacturing techniques & innovative products in the meanwhile. The demand being ever increasing for Psyllium products, hopefully, India will have better production for the coming years!

Turmeric Powder Manufacturer

Indian Turmeric – The Gold Among Spices

From curries to salad dressings, and teas to soups, turmeric has been there and done that! It’s probably the only spice after salt and pepper, to be used in almost every other food preparation, hot or cold, cooked or uncooked. In India, turmeric is also used heavily in worship rituals and ceremonies. The exotic ‘golden milk latte’ is also a traditional Indian concoction of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey, and milk. The exact origin of turmeric is not known but it is believed to be native to Southern India and Indonesia. The earliest mention of turmeric goes back to 5000 years in the Vedas. Turmeric not only has a permanent space on the kitchen shelf but is also an important coloring agent in the fabric industry and a pharmaceutical ingredient in the Ayurveda. As such, with the growing awareness and demand of this golden herb, this seems like a promising period for the turmeric powder manufacturers especially in India.

Some lesser known facts about Turmeric

Turmeric is a close relative of the ginger plant. It is a produce of Curcuma longa, a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, native to tropical South Asia. There are around 133 known species of Curcuma which have been identified worldwide. They are commonly found in the form of turmeric fingers and powder. Most of them are known by their local names and used for various medicinal formulations. The turmeric plant needs temperatures between 20°C and 30°C and a substantial amount of annual rainfall to thrive.

  • Medicinal benefits of turmeric
    Turmeric began to dominate as an important ingredient in medicine and was extensively used in Ayurvedic healing around 500 B.C. The antibiotic properties of this spice were mostly employed in the purification of blood and skin. It was also used to treat tough conditions as diverse as epilepsy, diarrhea, and urinary infections. Turmeric pastes are even today used to alleviate skin conditions like eczema, ringworm, and other parasitic skin conditions. The first medicinal powder that is applied to disinfect and stop the blood flow from a fresh wound is turmeric. In day to day life, powdered turmeric is frequently used as an insect repellant. A popular remedy of milk simmered with turmeric and sugar is used to cure a cold and cough.
  • A potential to cure cancer
    According to research, Curcumin or diferuloyl methane, an active ingredient in Turmeric, is shown to have anti-cancer effects on cancer/tumour cells. In a Phase-I Clinical Trial conducted some time back by a medical institute, Curcumin was administered to 25 patients with precancerous changes in different organs. This experiment seemed to suggest that Curcumin could stop the “pre-cancerous changes” from becoming Cancer.

Today, India has emerged the largest producer, consumer and exporter of turmeric in the world. Indian turmeric is considered to be the best in the world market because of its high curcumin content. In fact, India accounts for about 80% of turmeric production and 60% of exports in the world, with Asian countries consuming much of their turmeric production. As such, one of the leading organic product manufacturers in India is Organic Products India. They are well known as global spices exporter in Europe, USA, Middle-East, China, etc.
From an ancient south Asian herb to one of the most sought after spice in the world today, turmeric has come a long way. No wonder then, it is the gold among spices!

Organic amaranth suppliers

Amaranthos

“Amaranth” the word is derived from the Greek word “amranthos” which means ‘unfading’ and “anthos” which mean flower. The ancient history of Amaranth can be traced out Mexico, Peru and Yucatan Peninsula, Cultivated 8000 years ago and still its one of the highly consumable crop. Now it’s grown in India, Africa, North America, China and few countries in the world.

Amaranth is known as pseudo-cereal because of its nutritional value. The most important aspects of these tiny seeds are they are gluten-free. Like quinoa, amaranth is not technically a grain but is the seed of the amaranth plant. One plant can produce up to 60,000 seeds. Amaranth takes little water to grow and can produce seeds even if experiencing 40 days without rain.

This tiny seed has a high content of protein, iron, calcium, and phosphorus than vegetables. The surprising factor is 1cup of Amaranth contains approximately 28.1gms of protein whereas rice contains only 13.1gms of protein. Amaranth lives up to its reputation remaining a beautiful bright gold, purple and red even after harvest.

The demand for Organic Amaranth seed (Indian Origin) is increasing in many developed nations and developing nations. Due to its high nutritive value, many researches are going on in many pharmaceutical laboratories. In abroad countries, Amaranth is consumed in the form of Pop, mixed with some other ingredients people have it for breakfast as diet food or staple food.

Health benefits of Amaranth:

  • Amaranth is rich in calcium: The calcium present in Amaranth helps the bone to cure the bone problems caused during accidents, injuries. It is very important to include a high calcium food in the diet as it reduces the chances of developing osteoporosis, Dowager’s hump.
  • Amaranth helps in preventing Diabetes: With just a cup of amaranth providing over 100 the daily recommended dose of manganese, it serves as diabetes preventer. It also helps us to reduce high blood sugar level.
  • Amaranth helps in lowering cholesterol levels: The oils and phytosterols in amaranth help lower cholesterol levels, including LDL and triglycerides. The anti-inflammatory properties of peptides and oils in amaranth can ease pain and reduce inflammation. This is especially important for chronic conditions where inflammation erodes your health, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Consumption of Amaranth prevents cancer.
  • Amaranth is a high fibre food: This makes it filling and means it aids digestive health, cholesterol, blood pressure, and slows the absorption of sugars to let the body keep up with energy production. Amaranth helps prevent premature greying, mainly due to the minerals this seed has in abundance.

Some Facts and Figures: One cup (246 grams) of cooked amaranth contains the following nutrients1:

  • Calories: 251
  • Carbs: 46 grams
  • Fat: 5.2 grams
  • Manganese: 105% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 40% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 36% of the RDI
  • Iron: 29% of the RDI
  • Selenium: 19% of the RDI
  • Copper: 18% of the RDI

Organic Amaranth is been exported from many other countries like Russia, Australia, European countries like France, UK  and Croatia and many other countries due to its high nutrient value health benefits. To conclude with, it would not be wrong to call Amaranth a Superfood.

Source:
1. https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/10640/2