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turmeric finger

ProductDried Turmeric Finger
HS Code09103020
Salem, Erode, Rajapore, Nizamabad, Alleppey, and Pocha Finger
Packing25/50 Kgs Jute/HDPE/PP Bag or Customized
Loading18 MTS (20 FT), 28 MTS (40FT)
AromaSlight Bitter and Slight pungent
Bright Yellow to Deep Orange

Salem (3.0% - 3.5%), Erode (2.5% 3.0%), Nizamabad (2%-2.25%)

Allepey (Above 5%), Mother or Pocha Finger (Above 6.0%)

Shelf life1 Year in 5°C - 12°C Storage at Dry Place


        The importance of turmeric has been well recognized since the ancient history of human civilization. It is scientifically named as Curcuma longa. Initially, turmeric was mostly used as a coloring agent, due to its rich yellow color, for dyeing the clothes. As time passed, people came to know about various other applications of turmeric. Not only it acts as a slightly pungent and healthy spice ingredient for making delicious foods but also applied as cosmetics for beautification as well as in allopathy and ayurvedic medicine. Due to the condiment properties of turmeric, it is also used as a preservative for pickles and making chutney. Due to its all-inclusive usages, the turmeric is highly loved among the health-conscious persons. The southern Indian states, viz., Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, produce the highest quantity of turmeric fingers or Rhizomes.

        There are several varieties of turmeric, which are named after the place where they are grown. The percentage (%) of curcumin present is also a way to differentiate different types of turmeric. The higher the curcumin, % more it is beneficial to health and, therefore, better suitable for medical purposes. Major varieties of turmeric’s grown in India are: Erode turmeric (Tamil Nadu) with 2.5 to 3.0 % of curcumins, Salem turmeric (Tamil Nadu) 3 to 3.5%, Rajapuri and Sangli Salem turmeric (Maharashtra) – both variant having curcumin content at 2.5 to 3.5%, and Nizamabad turmeric (Andhra Pradesh) at 2 – 2.25 % curcumin. Further, Alleppey turmeric Finger (Kerala) and Mother or Pocha finger having curcumin level Above 5% and above 6.0%, respectively.  Among these, the Alleppey turmeric and Pocha finger have a special requirement in pharmaceutical companies for researching and developing both allopathy and ayurvedic medicines. At the same time, the remaining turmeric variants are consumed day to day in cooked foods and meals for enhancing flavor as well as obtaining health benefits.

        In the beginning, the turmeric crop is harvested by separating the leaves and branches by the farmworkers. The soiled turmeric is cleaned by applying fresh water, and the lumped or curled fingers are separated from each other. The upper layer or skin of the turmeric fingers is removed by putting it into steamed water inside a boiler. These are later dried in the sun for 15 days, and then the turmeric fingers are polished in a drum. Thereafter, it is processed through a metal detector for the presence of any metallic impurity. The grading process is done to remove odd-sized thin or thick fingers and broken turmeric fingers. Finally, the purest turmeric fingers are either sent for packaging or to the grinding machine for obtaining the powdered variant.

        The Sky Agri Export (SAE) can provide the best quality turmeric bulbs/fingers in dried forms. The company is flexible to receive customized orders from the clients in terms of quality and curcumin content, i.e., Premium, Best, Medium quality under the different variants. The turmeric fingers are in overwhelming demand in European Nations, Russia, the Middle East, Canada, and North America. SAE can supply turmeric in bulk amount, over a given timeline and favorable export procedure.

Health/Medical benefits of turmeric finger in day to day consumption

The turmeric contains curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. When taken with hot milk, it helps to boosts one’s immunity.

High Curcumin level present in Alleppey turmeric is able to pass the blood-brain barrier, which might lead to several improvements in treating Alzheimer’s disease.

The anti-oxidants present in turmeric fingers reduce oxidative degeneration that slows down the aging process and prevents many diseases by stimulating various enzymes.

Curcumin acts as a suitable herbal treatment in cancer, which affects the growth of cancer cells and inhibits their spread at the molecular level.

The high Curcumin content in Salem turmeric finger helps to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting various joints.

Erode Turmeric finger assist in stimulating the stomach for producing the proper quantity of gastric acid that helps to enhance the performance of the digestive system.

The curcumin present in Salem finger is highly effective in heightening the functioning of endothelial in persons with type 2 diabetes that maintains proper blood circulation and regulates the vascular tone.

The turmeric paste can be used as a natural medicine that can be applied in many skin related ailments like cuts and burns, wounds, acne, pimples, etc.

Culinary and non-culinary uses of turmeric finger 

Turmeric is used in preparing various curies or gravy foods to heighten the taste and spiciness in almost every cuisine throughout the world.

The turmeric powder is also applied to baked products like cakes and biscuits, dairy products like ice creams, yogurt, sauces, popcorn, and cereals.

The turmeric finger powder can be applied to the grilled or roasted vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items to act as low pungent and aromatic masala.

The slightly pungent flavor with dark yellow color makes the turmeric finger a great coloring agent that imparts mustard-like flavor and improves the food taste.

The dried turmeric powder is used in the cosmetic industry and beautification by putting turmeric paste over the body for some time before bathing gives a glowing skin.

The extracted oil from the turmeric fingers is highly prevalent in the fragrance or perfume industry. Also, it is used for manufacturing many life-saving medicines.

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