Indian Turmeric, which is also popularly known as "Indian Saffron
", because of its bright yellow color, is considered the best in the world. Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. Turmeric has a pungent, bitter flavor. Turmeric, with its brilliant yellow color, has been used as a dye, medicine, and flavoring since 600 BC. India singularly produces nearly the world''s whole crop of turmeric and uses about 80% of it. Turmeric Powder is one of the key ingredients in many curries, giving them color and flavor.
Turmeric fingers are widely grown in Karimnagar and Koratal Centers of Telangana area in AndhraPradesh state. The peak harvesting season is from January to March. The total approximate estimated crop for this type is 85,000 Metric Tonnes.Some of the other varieties of Turmeric fingers are Rajapuri, Erode, Cuddapah, Allepy and Salem.
- Family name: Zingiberaceae
- Botanical name: Curcuma Longa
- Arabic name: Curcum
- Part used: Roots(Dried root
- Producing Centers: Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, and Maharashtra.
- Harvesting Seasons: January To April