Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound of Turmeric. It is extracted, concentrated, standardized and researched. Curcumin is a water-soluble orange-yellow coloured powder. Today, India is the primary exporter of turmeric (known as haldi in India). Curcumin is one of three curcuminoids of turmeric. The other two curcuminoids are demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxy curcumin.
Curcumin is widely used to colour many foods. Curcumin is stable in dry food. It is relatively stable to heat so it can be used in thermally treated foods.
Rising consumer health consciousness pertaining to artificial ingredients presence in medicines, cosmetics and food are major factors influencing industry manufacturers to adopt organic ingredients in their production formulation. Presence of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, and anti-cancer properties in medicines and cosmetics should drive curcumin market growth. Curcumin production is mainly concentrated in India exceeding 78% of the global output. As a whole it is a good project for new entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd.
· Concert Spices & Exports Ltd.
· Enjayes Spices & Chemical Oils Ltd.
· Naturite Agro Products Ltd.
· Sanat Products Ltd.
· Synthite Industries Ltd.