Demand for turmeric and curcumin products has been on the rise in recent years, with figures showing that the number of snacks, drinks and health products that contain turmeric is growing at a rapid rate of 12% per year. What exactly are the popular turmeric and Curcumin?
Turmeric is a ginger plant that grows in India and areas of Southeast Asia, it is slightly spicy a bitter yet sweet taste, similar to ginger, has long been used as a dietary spice. The rhizome of turmeric is irregular ovoid – round, cylindrical or findle-shaped, often curved, with short – forked branches, 2-5cm long, 1-3cm in diameter. The surface is dark yellow, rough, with crinkled texture and obvious links, and rounded branching marks and fibrous root marks. Hard texture is not easy to break, section brownish yellow or bright yellow, the epidermis is shiny, there are obvious ring lines.
While turmeric contains many plant compounds such as volatile oil and Curcumin, much of the credit for its health benefits goes to the latter. Curcumin is a kind of low molecular weight polyphenol compounds “Curcuminoids” isolated from turmeric primarily in 1870. We can say that Curcumin is an active additive which is extracted from the rhizome of turmeric with organic solvent and refined by physical method, it’s always used in a powdered form, that’s Curcumin powder.
At present, curcumin powder has been found to have a wide range of pharmacological activities, such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, lipid regulation, antiviral, anti-infection, anti-tumor, anti-coagulant, anti-liver fibrosis and anti-atherosclerosis, with low toxicity and small adverse reactions. In fact, Curcumin is even responsible for the spice’s characteristic yellow color. The US FDA regulates that turmeric can be added to food as a colorant [21CFR 73.600], and the European commission also specifies that Curcumin powder can be added to food as a colorant.
At Rainbow Biology company, we can manufacture the high quality Curcumin powder, which can be completely dissolved in water to obtain its max and concentration in blood. The high concentration achieves the highest potency in anti-inflammation, heart, brain, liver, joint and muscle health, and drunkenness relief as well. In the Rainbow’s lab, we can show you the two different soluble Curcumin powders available for different application .
Photo: 100% Water-soluble Curcumin powder and 90% soluble Curcumin powder