Curcumin is a chemical component extracted from the rhizome of some plants in the family Zingiberaceae and Araceae. Among them, turmeric contains about 3% to 6%, which is a pigment with diketone which is rare in the plant kingdom. It is a diketone. Compound. Curcumin is an orange-yellow crystalline powder with a slightly bitter taste and insoluble in water. It is mainly used for coloring products such as sausage products, canned foods, and sauces in food production. Medical research shows that curcumin has the effects of lowering blood fat, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, choleretic and anti-oxidation. Scientists have recently discovered that curcumin can help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Melting point: 183 °C

Boiling point: 593.2 °C


Test itemsCriterionTest Results
AppearanceOrange red or orange yellow powderOrange yellow powder
Melting point174-179℃176℃
Loss on drying≤2%0.13%

Use Of Curcumin:

Curcumin has been widely used in the food industry as a commonly used natural pigment for a long time, and is mainly used for dyeing canned foods, sausage products, and sauces, and its use amount is determined according to normal production needs. The product form of the functional food containing curcumin as a main component may be a general food or a non-food form such as a capsule, a pill or a tablet. For general food forms, some yellow foods such as pastries, sweets, and drinks can be considered.

Pure natural food coloring agent with strong coloring power, good heat resistance and good light resistance.

Manufacture of turmeric test paper, pH 8~9; determination of boron

Acid-base indicator, pH 7.8 (yellow) ~ 9.2 (red brown). Color reaction to measure cerium, zirconium and magnesium, borate and reagents. A natural phenolic substance that is anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory, and has antioxidant properties that induce apoptosis in cancer cells.


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