Origin of TURMERIC
Turmeric, a herbaceous plant, belongs to the rhizome family. While details about its origin are not clear, it is widely believed that turmeric finds its roots in South East Asia or South Asia where it is still grown extensively.
In India, it has been in use since time immemorial holding a very important place among the spices of India for its proven therapeutic properties. Its vivid, fast yellow color made it an important dyeing agent in the ancient times and it is once again gaining popularity as a vegetable dye in today’s ethnic apparel industry.
India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of turmeric in the world. Indian turmeric is considered to be the best in the world market because of its high curcumin content. India accounts for about 80 per cent of world turmeric production and 60 per cent of world exports.
Climate & Harvesting
Fresh turmeric arrival is starts from mid January and continues till June. Stored product is available throughout the year. In India there is much demand for Nizamabad and suroma region turmeric among the traders, so the arrivals from that region are increasing over years. The arrivals of crop in Nizamabad and suroma market starts during January to April.