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Turmeric for Food

Turmeric is widely cultivated for its rhizomes which are used as a brightTurmeric Food Use
yellow-orange culinary spice. It has been known as poor man's saffron because it offers a less expensive alternative yellow colouring.

In turmeric, curcumin is the primary pigment and is generally used in various food industries as a food color. It is mainly used in dairy products, beverages, cereal, confectionary, ice cream, bakery, and savory products.

Turmeric is mostly used in flavored milk drinks, cultured milk and desserts to obtain lemon and banana colors in dairy.

Turmeric is added at higher levels to sausages, pickles, relishes, sauces, dry mixes, and fish due to its original usage as a spice.




Turmeric’s color properties is everlasting but flavour and aroma is loss quickly if not store properly. Store it in airtight containers away from sunlight. Store in cool, dark, dry places.

Nutritional Value of Turmeric

Value per 100 grams

In addition, it also contains calcium, phosphorous, iron, carotene, thiamine and niacin.

Two teaspoons of turmeric contains


Cuisine Uses

Turmeric is a spice made from grinding the roots of the Curcuma longa plant, also called curcumin. It is aTurmeric Food Use prime ingredient in curry powder and figures heavily in Asian cuisines. Because it imparts a vivid yellow color to the food it is cooked with; it is often used to color as well as flavor condiments, rice dishes and sauces.


Cooking Tips



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