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Basic introduction of curcumin:
Product name: Curcumin
alias: Turmericyellow, Diferuloylmethane
Main ingredients: Turmeric pigment
Source of extraction: Turmeric (C. longa L.) rhizome of ginger family.
Molecular formula: C21H20O6
Molecular weight: 368.37
Melting point: 183 ° C
Color: orange yellow crystalline powder
Properties: The crystal of curcumin is orange-yellow powder, liquid, has a special aromatic odor, melting point is 179 ~ 182 ℃, has lipophilicity, is easily soluble in water, glacial acetic acid, ethyl acetate and alkaline solution, and is soluble in 95% ethanol, propylene glycol.
Curcumin features: strong tinting strength, good heat resistance, good light resistance in solid food, slightly poor light resistance in liquid food, yellow in acid and neutral solutions, orange-red in alkaline solutions .
Curcumin application: fruit juice, beverage, mixed wine, ice cream, candy, biscuit sandwich, pastry, bread, pickles, condiments, pasta, fried food, puffed instant breakfast cereals, etc
Source and introduction of curcumin:
Turmeric is a perennial herb of the genus Polygonaceae and turmeric, and is also a traditional Chinese medicinal material. It has a mild temperature, a bitter taste, and is non-toxic. Curcumin is a yellow pigment contained in turmeric rhizomes. It is a rare diketone pigment in the plant world. It is a natural pigment made by processing curcumin as a raw material. Curcumin is an orange-yellow crystalline powder with a slightly bitter taste and is insoluble in water. It is mainly used for the coloring of intestinal products, canned food, sauce products and other products in food production. Turmeric pigment is slightly soluble in oil and insoluble in water. The turmeric pigment or extract is emulsified to make turmeric pigment that is easily soluble in oil or water, which not only has a large market demand, but also has high added value. The water-soluble and oil-soluble turmeric pigment is compounded with other natural pigments, so that the product changes from a single pure yellow pigment to pigments of various shades such as orange and brown. Curcumin is a natural yellow pigment with strong tinting power, bright color, strong thermal stability, and safety and non-toxicity. The dyeing power of curcumin is greater than other natural pigments and synthetic lemon yellow. Strong dyeing ability is one of the important natural food colors allowed at home and abroad.
Application of curcumin:
Curcumin can be widely used as a colorant in foods such as pastries, candy, beverages, ice cream, and colored wine. ) One of the natural pigments with high safety requirements. In addition, curcumin also has antiseptic and health care functions, and is widely used in medicine, spinning and dyeing, feed and other industries. According to different uses, special colors such as noodles, poop, yogurt, ice cream, wafer puffed foods, biscuits, margarine, and tobacco are developed. Among them, tobacco-specific pigments can not only improve the quality grade of tobacco shreds, enhance the special spicy flavor of tobacco, extend the shelf life of tobacco, but turmeric has a strong antioxidant function, which can greatly reduce the toxic components of tobacco. In addition, ginger butter can be used in foods to improve the color, aroma and taste of foods. It can also be used as a flavor for tobacco, which has the effects of flavor enhancement, aroma setting, and mildew resistance. The turmeric residue after extraction can be used as turmeric powder for pickles. , Can also be added to curry, mustard and other spices. Medical research shows that curcumin has the effects of lowering blood lipids, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, choleretic and anti-oxidant. Scientists have discovered that curcumin can help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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