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Turmeric is globally known for its eccentric flavour, colour, and medicinal benefits. This spice is an intrinsic part of Indian cooking. It is used to prepare delicacies like curries, sabjis and almost everything and anything. Turmeric powder contains healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it also protects the body from flu-like symptoms during winters. Adding to this, turmeric is known as Golden Spice which is found in a number of ayurvedic remedies.

Turmeric has several health benefits. Let us see how:

  • Prevents and treats viral and bacterial infections
  • Heals injuries
  • Wonderful for skincare
  • Boosts the body's immunity
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Used for cancer treatment options

Turmeric is also beneficial to treat several skin problems like hyperpigmentation, acne and scars. It is a boon to your health in so many ways. This golden spice is known for its properties to cure Alzheimer's and other degenerative health conditions. A glass of turmeric water as the first thing in the morning aids in the body's detoxification process and strengthens its antioxidant defences.

Turmeric is available in a lot of varieties across India and even though they look similar they are very different. Turmeric from different parts of India has different curcumin concentration levels. Continue reading the blog to discover which type of turmeric works best for you.

5 Types of Turmeric Varieties

  1. Sangli:

    This kind of turmeric, Sangli received its Geographical Indication Tag (GI Tag) in 2018 because of its unique characteristics. It is produced in Sangli city, Maharashtra and stands for producing more than 70% of the state's turmeric production. Sangli turmeric has a deep-orange colour and is known for its advanced yet natural medicinal purposes. Vasant Masala's 100% natural turmeric powder uses a Sangli type of turmeric.

  2. Lakadong:

    Like Sangli turmeric belongs to a city called Sangli in Maharashtra, Lakadong turmeric belongs to the Lakadong village of Meghalaya. This type of turmeric is considered the world's best turmeric variant due to its high concentration of curcumin levels. Now you must be thinking about what curcumin is! Turmeric contains the anti-inflammatory chemical curcumin, which is important for internal body repair. Curcumin typically takes approximately 2-4 per cent of turmeric, but Lakadong has a stunning 7-12 per cent concentration.

  3. Alleppey:

    A small village in Kerala called Alleppey is well-known for both its production of turmeric and its breath-taking natural beauty. Turmeric from Alleppey has a curcumin content of 5% and is utilised to create several home remedies and Ayurvedic medications.

  4. Erode:

    Did you know that in March 2019 Erode turmeric earned its GI Tag? Food goods that are distinctive to a certain geographic area and have certain traits as a result of that origin are granted the GI Tag or Geographical Tag. In Tamil Nadu's small city of Erode, turmeric with 3–4% curcumin content is produced.

  5. Nizamabad:

    There is another common kind of turmeric in India. Telangana's Nizamabad. It has a typical yellow colour and an average curcumin content of 2-4 per cent.

Turmeric produced in different states is not the same everywhere, it is different based on the curcumin levels. Any spice to be completely effective in terms of its medicinal values and health benefits has to be 100% natural. The purity of spices will decide their effectiveness on your body. Vasant Masala, one of the best spices manufacturers in India, has authentic and natural spices. So, the next time you step out to buy monthly groceries, don't forget to add Vasant's natural turmeric powder.