Turmeric comes from the root of a leafy plant in the ginger family. The root, or rhizome, has a tough brown skin and bright orange flesh. Ground Turmeric comes from fingers which extend from the root. It is boiled or steamed and then dried, and ground. Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. It has a pungent, bitter flavour.


Turmeric is available as both, fingers and powder, in two varieties on the basis of origin:-

  1. Turmeric Nizam: Originating in Nizamabad this is the superior of the two qualities and has an enhanced aroma and taste.

  2. Turmeric Cuddapah: Is the inferior of the two qualities. It is also a bit larger in size.

Turmeric is also commonly imported in the form of powder. This helps in cutting further costs for the importing country.

Another popular form of Turmeric is bulbs. Bulbs are basically round and stumped in shape. They are shorter and stouter that the long elongated turmeric fingers.


Turmeric is packed in 50 kg (net packing) jute bags.

All markings as per buyer specifications


Turmeric is shipped in 20 ft. container loads. The approximate volume of a 20 ft. F.C.L. of Turmeric Nizam would be around 18.00 M. tons and the approximate volume of a 20 ft. F.C.L. of Turmeric Cuddapah would be around 17.00 M. tons


Turmeric maintains its colour over long periods of time unlike its flavour that slowly diminishes. It is advisable to store in cool dark dry places.


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Turmeric Nizam

Turmeric Cuddapah

Turmeric Bulbs

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