India is the world’s largest grower and exporter of turmeric. Indian turmeric is also known as Curcuma longa. Turmeric from Indian origin is known as the world’s best turmeric due to its high curcumin content. As per facts, India produces 80% of the world’s turmeric and 60% of the world’s exports. As per Trade Promotion Council of India i.e. TPCI, Indian turmeric ranks third in the number of spices export. The export of turmeric has reached $236 million which is around Rs.1,632 crores.
In India, there are many organic turmeric manufacturers and exporters who deal with organic turmeric fingers and organic turmeric powder. But Organic Products India is one of the reputed and well-known exporters & organic products manufacturers in India, who are mainly focused on Organic Spices.
The Harvest months for turmeric are February and March every year. The states which grow turmeric in India are Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, and West Bengal.
Turmeric cultivation is done more than 2000 years in India and China as well. Also, people from the Middle East has always been known as Indian Saffron. As turmeric is powdered and consumed in India, the East Asians prefer rhizomes.
As turmeric is one of the very important ingredients which help to form the prominent ingredients in all recipes of pulses, lentils, curries, and vegetables. Turmeric works as an effective agent from the prevention of disease.
Indian Popular Turmeric Varieties
- South Indian varieties: Kasturi, Balaga, Mundaga, Yalachaga
- Maharashtrian varieties: Rajpuri and Lokahandi
- Andhra Pradesh varieties: Tekurpeta, Nizamabad, Duggriala,
- Katuri, Pasupa, Chayapasupa Amoar.
- North Eastern Varieties: Lakadong, Dehradun local, GL Puram, Daghi
(Lakadong is mostly famous for its highly present of curcumin content)
The Curcumin Content
Curcumin is the bright yellow color of the turmeric which has molecular formula C21H20O6. Today’s food industry is more aware of turmeric curcumin content and its benefits. People usually prefer Turmeric Powder with a minimum of 1.5% to 5% of curcumin. The curcumin content is extracted for research purposes to use against disease.
Turmeric a Potential to Fight Against Cancer
According to studies and researchers, Curcumin or diferuloylmethane is an active ingredient in Turmeric, which have anti-cancer effects on cancer/tumor cells. In a Phase-I Clinical Trial conducted by a medical institute, Curcumin was administered to 25 patients with precancerous changes in different organs. This experiment helps to analyze that Curcumin could stop the “pre-cancerous changes” from becoming Cancer and daily consumption of curcumin in the human diet is very essential.
World’s Importers for Indian Turmeric
The countries which import turmeric are the United States of America, EU countries, UAE, Iran, Japan, Sri Lanka, UK, Malaysia, and South Africa.
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