Today India is the largest Indian exporter of turmeric. Turmeric Fingers (polished and unpolished). Turmeric Powder and Oleoresins are exported all over the world.
Turmeric exported in the processed form is as dry turmeric, fresh turmeric, turmeric powder and oleoresin. Alleppey finger turmeric is known for its highest content of curcumin which has anti-carcinogenic properties. Its bright yellow colour has been preferred by spices importers in Europe and other continents.
MAJOR VARIETIES OF TURMERIC IN INDIA:
'ALLEPPEY FINGER' (KERALA)
'ERODE AND SALEM TURMERIC' (TAMIL NADU),
'RAJAPORE' AND 'SANGLI TURMERIC' (MAHARASHTRA)
'NIZAMABAD BULB' (ANDHRA PRADESH)