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satish phadke

Nov 12, 2008, 9:46:00 AM11/12/08
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This is not wild but true Haldi grown in my brother in law's garden


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nabha meghani

Nov 12, 2008, 9:57:04 AM11/12/08
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Oh, i had such a thing in a pot, but now will have to wait till summer.

J.M. Garg

Nov 12, 2008, 11:43:30 AM11/12/08
to nabha meghani, satish phadke, indiantreepix Indian
Lovely pictures, Satish ji.
Here are some extracts of Turmeric/ Haldi (Curcuma longa) from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae which is native to tropical South Asia. It needs temperatures between 20°C and 30°C, and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes, and re-seeded from some of those rhizomes in the following season.

It is often misspelled (or pronounced) as 'tumeric'. It is also known as kunyit (Indonesian and Malay), Besar (Nepali) or haldi (Hindi) or pasupu (Telugu)in some Asian countries. In Assamese it is called Halodhi. In Hawaiì, it is called "`Olena." In medieval Europe, turmeric became known as Indian Saffron, since it is widely used as an alternative to far more expensive saffron spice.

Its rhizomes are boiled for several hours and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, for dyeing, and to impart color to mustard condiments. Its active ingredient is curcumin and it has an earthy, bitter, peppery flavor and a mustardy smell.

Sangli, a town in the southern part of the Indian state of Maharashtra, is the largest and most important trading centre for turmeric in Asia or perhaps in the entire world.[2]

Other links: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/610223/32406/Turmeric (a picture), http://curcumalonga.com/ (details with pictures), http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/Curc_lon.html (details with pictures), http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/73732/Pictures%20Library/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=6&Source=http%3A%2F%2Ffaculty%2Eksu%2Eedu%2Esa%2F73732%2FPictures%2520Library%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx&RootFolder=%2F73732%2FPictures%20Library (an illustration),

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