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Turmeric Powder

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It is one of the indispensable ingredients in every Indian dish. Healthy roots Turmeric Powder originates from premium quality turmeric rhizomes sourced from the best farms. This Indian golden spice will serve the best traditional and rich taste to your meals.

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TURMERIC POWDER

Turmeric is a spice that comes from a plant. It is basically ‘the root’ of the plant.

Turmeric is also known as Curcuma, Curcumin, Halada, Haldi, Haridra, Indian Saffron, and Turmeric Root. The turmeric is made of the ground roots of the turmeric root. 

The bright yellow color of processed turmeric has inspired many cultures to use it as a dye. Turmeric Powder is a major ingredient in curries. Capsules, teas, powders, and extracts are some of the turmeric products available commercially.

Curcumin Powder is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. Ayurveda recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation. Western medicine has begun to study turmeric as a pain reliever and healing agent.

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BENEFITS (USE) OF TURMERIC POWDER

While turmeric (Haldi Powder) is a flavorsome spice that is nutritious to consume, it has also traditionally been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, wounds, digestive ailments, and liver conditions.

1. Healing and Anti-fungal Properties

Another study examined the effect of ascorbic acid on the antifungal properties of Curcumin. Although ascorbic acid has no significant antifungal properties of its own, researchers found that using it alongside Curcumin actually made the Curcumin more effective.

2. Potent Antioxidant

Turmeric and Curcumin are very potent antioxidants and help fight with virus and bacteria related diseases, by boosting your immune system. 

3. Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties

Turmeric and Curcumin have strong antibacterial and antifungal properties that reduce the growth of several disease-causing bacteria and fungus. 

4. Anti Inflammatory

As per one study Pure Turmeric Powder has property to reduce inflammation. This anti-inflammatory ability might reduce the aggravation that people with arthritis feel in their joint. By taking turmeric capsules there was a huge relief. 

5. Prevents Cancer

People whose diets are rich in turmeric have lower rates of breast cancer as well as prostate, lung and colon cancers, curcumin, an active component in turmeric, may help prevent. Curcumin shows promise as a cancer treatment. It shows protective effects against pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma. 

6. Prevents Chronic Disease, Alzhiemer’s and Eye Conditions

Antioxidants present in Turmeric milk have the potential to prevent heart disease and other diseases like Glaucoma, eye impairments, Alzheimer’s and Arthritis. It’s natural antioxidant capabilities and ability to detoxify harmful free radicals, turmeric and especially its curcuminoid compounds, reduce the risk of developing heart disease, Alzheimer’ disease. 

7. Pain Relief

Organic Haldi Powder is a pain reliever. The spice is reputed to relieve arthritis pain as well. Studies seem to support turmeric for pain relief, with one study noting that it seemed to work as well as ibuprofen (Advil) in people with arthritis in their knees. 

8. Improves Liver Function

Turmeric has been getting attention recently because of its antioxidant abilities. The antioxidant effect of turmeric appears to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by toxins. This could be good news for people who take strong drugs for diabetes or other health conditions that might hurt their liver with long-term use. 

9. Spices can Improve the Palatability and the appeal of dull diets. Flavors stimulate salivation and promote digestion Improve health, by affecting the humors and moods (sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric and melancholic). Having antibacterial and preservative action Ex-pickles the strong preservative quality of many spices made them ideal for embalming. 

10. Digestion

Best Turmeric Powder adds flavor to food, which explains its presence in curry powder. However, turmeric can also play an important role in digesting that food. The spice can contribute to healthy digestion as a result of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

11. Purifies Blood

There are many problems, caused due to blood impurities. The use of turmeric acts as a panacea to combat various blood-related problems. 

12. Flatulence and Colic

One of the main important uses of zedoary is to smooth digestion thus gives great relief from gases, flatulence, and colic. 

13. Ease Childbirth

It is said the use of turmeric is good to strengthen the uterus and helpful in childbirth. 

14. Pimple Remover

The application of turmeric paste along with lime juice is seen effective to control pimples and wrinkles.

15. Improves Immunity

It is good for cell regeneration and helps to improve the immunity of the body. 

16. Painkiller

It is one of the effective herbal pains. It may be taken with vegetables or people also take it with milk. It can also be taken with jaggery.

17. Combat Skin Allergy

The paste of turmeric and margosa leaves helps to prevent skin allergies including eczema and ringworm. 

18. Hair Fall

The regular application of the paste of turmeric and shikekal over the scalp helps to prevent hair fall. It is also beneficial for those who are facing the condition of dandruff. 

19. Cracked Heels

The application of Turmeric Powder and castor oil over the cracked heel ensures its smoothness. 

20. Burning Fat

The mix of turmeric, ginger, and honey is beneficial for those who are obese. It helps to burn fat. 

21. Strengthens the Respiratory System

The use of this ayurvedic medicine helps to clear phlegm, mucous and other watery substances from the nasal passage thus helps to energize the respiratory system.  

SIDE EFFECTS OF TURMERIC 

While turmeric does provide potential health benefits, it can still put you in risk if it gets consumed in large amounts.

1. Upsets the Stomach

The same agents in turmeric that support digestive health can irritate when taken in large amounts. Turmeric stimulates the stomach to produce more gastric acid. While this helps some people’s digestion, it can negatively affect others.

2. Thin Bloods

The blood purifying properties of turmeric may also lead to easier bleeding more easily. The reason for this is unclear. Other suggested benefits, such as lowered cholesterol and lowered blood pressure, might have something to do with the way turmeric functions in your blood.  

3. Stimulate Contractions

You may have heard that eating foods seasoned with curry can stimulate labor. Although there exists little clinical data to back up this claim, studies suggest.

4. Turmeric Can Ease Symptoms of PMS

Pregnant women should avoid taking turmeric supplements because of its blood-thinning effects. Adding small amounts of turmeric to food as a spice should not cause health problems. 

PROCESS

Clean, dried and polished turmeric roots are selected for making powdering purposes. But each step is a process in its own.

1. Destoning

In the pre-cleaning process, the turmeric fingers are checked and ensured for pests before further processing. Then, after this pre-cleaning process, the destoner plays the function of extricating or separating if there is any metal trash or any other type of stones by means of air and the difference of density between them. 

2. Pulverizing

After polishing of Turmeric fingers, they are sent for the grinding process. Machines are set up to carry out this process. These machines are called Pulverizers.

3. Metal Detection

Metal Detector is used to maintain the quality and hygiene norms of the product even at the final stages of production besides speeding up operations. This phase of product processing and cleaning gives the assurance that the product does not contain any metal particle, which can be hazardous.

4. Packaging

Packaging is done either by automatic packing machine or manually depending on the characteristic of the product. The packing material conforms to the statutory requirements of food products and is in accordance with the specifications with the regulatory bodies such as Indian Institute of Packaging and Spices Board India. 

5. Storage

Powder is then packed in different sizes, as per the customer requirements like 100gm, 200gm and 500gm packets. 

ADULTERATION 

This demand for Organic Turmeric Powder is proving to be a boon for marketers but not for consumers. The problem of adulteration is higher in powdered turmeric, the most used form of the spice. Adulterants may be turmeric of low quality or cost or a different material altogether. Mixing other ingredients with powdered turmeric is easy. Distinguishing superior from inferior quality Turmeric Powder by visual inspection is not easy. The type of adulterants or the act of adulteration itself does not bother unscrupulous marketers. Market dynamics and economic gains are what drive them to adulterate. 

Adulterants Used in Turmeric 

Adulteration may be:

The common form of adulteration in Turmeric Powder makes detection difficult. Very often culinary turmeric or Curcuma longa powder is mixed with powders of tubers or other Curcuma species that have properties similar to Curcuma longa. Some examples are: 

Cassava (Manihot Esculenta): A popular root vegetable that people cook before consuming, with the skin But raw cassava contains cyanogenic glycosides. Eating raw releases cyanide into the body which can be fatal.

  • Curcuma Zedoaria: Also called zedoary or white ginger.
  • Curcuma Xanthorrhoea: Also called Javanese ginger.
  • Curcuma Malabarica: Native to South India.
  • Curcuma Aromatica: Wild turmeric.

Most common organic adulterants in Turmeric Powder are other species of the Curcuma genus, according to reports. These turmeric species have curcumin content and near-identical yellow colour, thus escape detection.

Besides, the Indian Standards Bureau has set the minimum limit of curcumin content at 3%.

Tests for curcumin would easily confirm the stipulated percentage. This makes it easy for fraudsters to escape prosecution. 

CHEMICALS ADULTERANTS IN TURMERIC AND THEIR HEALTH HAZARDS

1. Lead Chromate

A yellow or orange-yellow crystalline inorganic compound used as an industrial pigment. It is a strong oxidizing agent and gives out toxic fumes of chromium when heated. Lead chromate is highly corrosive and dangerous for the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. It can also cause cancer. 

2. Metanil Yellow

This synthetic compound contains benzene and Sulphur. It is very often added to turmeric. This chemical is not permitted as an additive and colour for foods. It poses potential health hazards such as cancer, oxidative stress, damages to the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

3. Acid Orange 7

A red light orange chemical compound mainly used for dyeing wool, silk and making hair dyes. Studies of fish affected with effluents from textile industries found them exhibiting erratic swimming behavior. Researchers also noticed changes in blood chemistry and other physiological disorders in them. 

4. Sudan Red

A reddish-orange industrial dye used to add colour in shoe and floor polishes, plastics and fabrics. But it finds its way in food, especially Chilli and Turmeric Powders. Sudan red is toxic, can cancer and damage DNA. 

EASY STEPS YOU CAN CARRY OUT TO TEST ADULTERATION IN TURMERIC POWDER

1. Aroma Test

Authentic Turmeric Powder has a distinct, but mild, earthy aroma to it. On the other hand, impure one will not have any aroma to it.

2. Colour Test

Inspect its physical and visual appearance. This can be tricky sometimes but here is how you can carry out this test. The colour of the Pure Turmeric Powder will be adulterated in Turmeric Powder. The colour of the impure Turmeric Powder will be lighter or dull yellow. 

3. Palm Test

Put a pinch of Turmeric Powder on your palm and with the thumb of the other hand rub the powder for 15-20 seconds. Pure Turmeric Powder will stick to your palm, leaving behind a deep yellow colour. But if a huge amount of Turmeric Powder falls it means it has been adulterated.  

4. Water Test

You can carry out this test at your home. All you have to do is take lukewarm water in a glass and add a teaspoon of Turmeric Powder to it for about 10-15 minutes. If the Turmeric Powder settles down then the Turmeric Powder is genuine and if it doesn’t settle down and leaves a dark yellow colour then it is adulterated.

5. Chalk Powder Test

Turmeric of low-quality has chalk powder in it. To check the presence of the chalk powder in the Turmeric Powder take a teaspoon of Turmeric Powder in a test tube and add some water and a few drops of water and a few drops of hydrochloric acid in it. If the solution releases bubbles then it indicates the presence of chalk powder. Consuming too much of it can cause indigestion.

6. Lead Chromate Test

The lead chromate is added in cheap Turmeric Powder to enhance it’s colour and is highly dangerous. To detect the lead chromate in the Turmeric Powder, mix a teaspoon of Turmeric Powder with water and it will immediately leak the streaks of water-soluble colour in the solution and this indicates the presence of the lead chromate in the solution.

7. Starch Test

Starch is found in rice, maize, etc. and it is used to increase the volume of the Turmeric Powder. To test the presence of the starch in the Turmeric Powder place the powder under the microscope. Turmeric particles will appear yellow, and bigger whereas the starch particles will appear pale, white, rounded, and smaller. 

DIFFERENT USES OF TURMERIC

1. For Cooking Purposes

  • To add colour in the food: Being a spice, turmeric is used to enhance the colour of a dish. Adding turmeric to food does little to no change to the taste of food. It is more of a colouring spice than a flavor enhancer.
  • Added with other food items for health benefits: You must have already heard the benefits of turmeric milk, turmeric tea etc. A study suggests that about 500 milligrams of curcuminoids is effective to maintain good health and inflammation which means that a teaspoon of fresh or ground turmeric contains about 200 milligrams of curcumin. So add turmeric in any form ( read section below) to your regular food and get a shot of good health in a teaspoon.
  • To alleviate and cure ailments: Some evidence based studies highlight the benefits of turmeric as a powerful natural medicine. 

2. For Beauty Treatments 

Using turmeric paste is an old Indian wedding tradition. The anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties when made into face masks, lotions, oil that can help to:

  • Bring out your natural glow
  • Lighten dark circles
  • Prevent small skin breakouts
  • Fight eczema and psoriasis
  • Reduce acne scarring
  • Reduce or slow the growth of facial and body hair

3. Homemade Immune Boosting Yellow Tea

This is such a simple way to add turmeric into your day. Simply boil a pan of water and add slices of turmeric and let it simmer away for 8-10 minutes (or longer).

You can also add ginger, lemon, cloves and a dash of honey for the perfect cold prevention/remedy drink in the world. 

WHERE TO BUY PURE AND CHEMICAL FREE TURMERIC POWDER?

Healthy roots give you best quality Pure Haldi Powder turmeric without adulterations by removing the middleman and bring you with purest Turmeric Powder straight from honest and hardworking farmers.

If you are a fan of Pure Natural Turmeric Powder you must definitely try healthy roots Turmeric Powder to boost the color, taste of your food as well as your body natural defense system.

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12 reviews for Turmeric Powder

  1. Purna Rumde

    100% natural product. Nicely packed & Very useful in different styles of cooking. A must product in one’s kitchen.

  2. Pooja Kulkarni

    The packaging seems to be good, Smells is awesome.

  3. Chandu chakala

    I use it for making cookies and it tastes amazing only because of this turmeric powder that my cookies became tasty.

  4. Deep khanna

    This is a great product. Feels really good.

  5. Saurabh Paswani

    Thanks for this great item. Very good product quantity. Want to buy it again. Highly satisfied.

  6. Aditi warng

    Good product, go for it without any 2nd thought.

  7. Firoz Khan

    It is a world-class product. Price may look a little expensive but it is justified by the quality and purity provided.

  8. Deepthi Hirve

    Pure turmeric powder smells so fresh. No doubt it is the best buy.

  9. Swanandi Patelswami

    Nice smell & it is indeed pure turmeric powder. The packaging was wonderful.

  10. Ali Pathan

    Good Product. Smells like pure turmeric powder. Will buy it again.

  11. Mithun Das

    It’s a 100% pure and very excellent product.

  12. Vera Chhada

    Highly recommended product.

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