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Color Orange-yellow
Source Turmeric Rhizome
Pigment Curcumin
Solubility Water insoluble, slightly soluble in fats and oils.
Stability yellow below pH 7 and orange above pH 7 Sensitive to light

Turmeric is a common herb in southeast Asia quite commonly used in Indian cooking. It has been used as a food colorant, as an antioxidant and as an antiseptic in the early civilization. It is considered a representation of prosperity. Many other medicinal qualities have also been identified.

Turmeric when used as sushi has to be boiled, dried and ground but when curcumin needs to be extracted, it undergoes a special process.

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