Turmeric Extract

Short Description

Our turmeric is native to Southern India, where it thrives in hot, humid environments and where communities have been caring for the it for generations. The tuberous roots of the plant have been used for thousands of years in many applications. In extract form, the curcuminoids act as anti-inflammatories, and are full of antioxidants. Turmeric extract is easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

Process

Turmeric is grown throughout Southern India, where the plant is native to the warm and humid tropical environment. The plant reaches about 3 ft in height, has long green leaves about 2 ft in length and sprouts white to reddish-purple flowers. The prized part of the plant are its aromatic tuberous rhizomes and are yellow to orange in color with light brown, orange skin. Since the plant does well in hot, tropical environments and left to dry, it grows during the late spring and early summer and is harvested between the months of January and April.

After the plant’s leaves turn yellow and start to dry they are ready to be harvested. The tubers are carefully gathered by hand and some are kept to plant for the next season while the others are sent to be cleaned and cured. The curing process is relatively simple and involves boiling the turmeric until soft so the insides are less starchy and then drying in the sun. When the turmeric is dry, it is peeled, ground, extracted 50:1 with ethyl acetate and concentrated. The result is a vibrant orange, 95% curcuminoid extract that is then dried, milled and sifted.

Use

Turmeric extract can be added as a supplement to smoothies and juices for a healthy dose of curcumins. Use for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties. It has also been known to calm and benefit the digestive system.

Source

Located south east of China, India is an extremely large country with diverse climates and terrains. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the middle of India, making most of India’s climate topical with unpredictable weather. The landscape ranges from miles of coastline to the Himalayan Mountains which separate the northern part of the country from China.

India

VarietyCurcuma longa (root) [standardized to 95% curcuminoids]
OriginIndia

Certifications

Typical Potency per 100 grams

standardized to 95% curcuminoids 95,000mg

Active Concentration

95%

Extraction Ratio

50:1