Curcumin Content of Turmeric and Curry Powders

  title={Curcumin Content of Turmeric and Curry Powders},
  author={Reema Fayez Tayyem and Dennis D. Heath and Wael K. Al-Delaimy and Cheryl L. Rock},
  journal={Nutrition and Cancer},
  pages={126 - 131}
Curcumin, derived from the rhizome curcuma longa, is one of the primary ingredients in turmeric and curry powders that are used as spices in Middle Eastern and Asian countries, especially on the Indian subcontinent. [] Key Method To determine and compare the quantitative amounts of curcumin that are present in several brands of turmeric and curry powders, a high performance liquid chromatography technique was used to analyze 28 spice products described as turmeric or curry powders and two negative controls…

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