Turmeric - WDRA
Commodity Code - 39
Commodity Name - Turmeric(Whole)
Commodity Scientific Name - Curcuma longa L
DUGGIRAL, LOCAL, PHULE SWARUPA (DTS-222), PUNJAB HALDI- 2, PUNJAB HALDI-1, RANGA, ROMA, SONA, VARNA
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|Grades||Organic Extraneous Matter Percent By Mass (Max)||Inorganic Extraneous Matter Percent By Mass (Max)||Defective Rhizomes (Max)||Moisture (Max)||Curcuminoid Content On Dry Weight Basis, (Minimum)||Insect Damaged Matter (Maximum)||Lead Chromate Test|
The turmeric whole is the primary or secondary rhizomes of Curcuma longa L.
The rhizomes shall be well dried , well developed and shall have the shape ,colour characteristic of the variety
It shall have all characteristic odour and flavour of the turmeric
The cured rhizomes shall be in natural state or polished
It shall not be treated with any artificial colour, including lead chromate and shall also be free from added starch and harmful substances
It shall be free from mould growth, living and dead insects, insect infestation, insect fragments and rodent contamination
It shall be free from mustiness and rancidity
It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally occurring toxic substances, Microbial load or other food safety requirements as specified in the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 or any other Regulation notified under the Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 for domestic trade.
It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally occurring toxic substances, Microbial load or other food safety requirements as specified by the Codex Alimentarious Commission or importing Countries requirements for exports.
Turmeric shall be-
- Clean, dried, wholesome, having characteristic odour and flavor, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety.
- Free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation.
Criteria for Range designation
|i||Moisture(% by wt) Max||10.0||11.5||12.0|
|ii||Foreign matter(% by wt) Max||1.0||1.5||2.0|
|iii||Defective Rhizomes(% by wt) Max||5.0||7.0||10.0|
|iv||Damaged matter (% by wt) Max||1.0||2.0||3.0|
|i||Curcuminoid content % (m/m)||Not less than 2.0|
5 % or minimum one container shall be randomly selected for sampling.
250 gm shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample.
250 gm shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.
Defective rhizomes” means Shriveled fingers and or bulbs, internally damaged, hollow or porous rhizomes, rhizomes scorched by boiling and other types of damaged rhizomes.
Foreign matter includes dust, dirt, stones, lumps of earth, chaff, stems or straw, food grains including oil seeds of any other verity or any other impurity
Damaged fruits are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, microbe, moisture or weather and mechanically injured fingers or bulbs.
Optional parameters are voluntary and may be analyzed as per buyer-seller agreement.
Shelf Life - 12 Months
Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months
Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months
Number of Extensions - 2x3 Months
Weight Tolerance - Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in the moisture content during storage