Turmeric Curcumin Pigment E100

Curcuma longa rhizomes. Curcumin E100-320

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Turmeric curcumin pigment is a bright yellow chemical produced by some plants. It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is sold as a herbal supplement, cosmetics ingredient, food flavoring, and food coloring.

Chemically, turmeric curcumin pigment is a diarylheptanoid, belonging to the group of curcuminoids, which are natural phenols responsible for turmeric’s yellow color. It is a tautomeric compound existing in enolic form in organic solvents, and as a keto form in water.

The most common applications are as an ingredient in dietary supplement, in cosmetics, and as flavoring for foods, such as turmeric-flavored beverages in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. As a food additive for gold-orange coloring in turmeric and prepared foods, its E number is E100.

TEM Specification
Turmeric Curcumin ≥95.0%
Appearance Orange yellow fine powder
Odor & Taste Characteristic
Particle Size 100% through 80 mesh
Loss Or Drying ≤0.5%
Sulphated Ash ≤0.5%
Heavy Metals ≤10ppm
Arsenic (As) ≤2.0ppm
Mercury (Hg) ≤0.1ppm
Total Plate Count ≤1000cfu/g
Yeasts & Molds ≤100cfu/g
E. Coli Negative
Salmonella Negative

Turmeric Curcumin Pigment Function

(1). Turmeric Curcumin has the function of improving blood circulation and treating amenorrhea;

(2). Turmeric Curcumin has the function of lipid-lowering, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, anti-tumor and anti-oxidation;

(3). Turmeric Curcumin has the function of treating women’s dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea.


(1). Turmeric Curcumin pigment can be used as medicines’ raw materials for anti-inflammatory and regulating menstruation, it is mainly used in pharmaceutical field;
(2). Turmeric Curcumin can be used as products for regulating menstruation, it is mainly used in health product industry;
(3). Turmeric Curcumin can be used as pigments, food additives of seasoning, it is mainly used in cosmetic industry.

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