Turmeric, basically a tropical plant of ginger family is the rhizome or underground stem, with a rough, segmented skin. The length of main rhizome is approximately 2.5 – 7 cm (1 – 3 inches) in length with a diameter of 2.5 cm (1 inch), with smaller tubers branching off. The color of rhizome is yellowish-brown with a dull orange interior and color of powder is bright yellow.
The whole turmeric is a tuberous rhizome, with a rough, segmented skin. The rhizome is yellowish-brown with a dull orange interior that looks bright yellow when powdered. Turmeric, with its brilliant yellow colour, has been used as a dye, medicine, as well as a flavouring ingredient since ancient times. Turmeric is one of the key ingredients in many curries for adding colour and flavour.
|Type:||Finger/Bulbs – Polished or Unpolished|
|Broken pieces (fingers<15mm):||< 5 %|
|Foreign matter:||< 1 %|
|Defectives:||< 3 %|
|Percentage of bulbs by weight:||< 4 % Starch content, max, w/w: 60 % Curcumin content: 4 – 5 %|
|Lead as PPB:||2.5|
|Acid insoluble ash:||2.5%|
|18 MT||10 / 15 / 25 / 50 Kgs||Jute / Polypropylene bags|