||Water insoluble, slightly soluble in
fats and oils.
||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.