The golden yellow color of turmeric is due to curcumin. It also contains an orange-colored volatile oil.
The golden yellow color of turmeric is due to curcumin. It also contains an orange-colored volatile oil. Turmeric makes a poor fabric dye, as it is not very lightfast, but is commonly used in Indian clothing, such as saris and Buddhist monks’ robes. It is used to protect food products from sunlight, coded as E100 when used as a food additive. The oleoresin is used for oil-containing products. A curcumin and polysorbate solution or curcumin powder dissolved in alcohol is used for water-containing products.
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