What are the benefits of curcumin?
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is a natural compound extracted from the rhizomes of Zingiberaceae plants. The most extracted source is curcumin. Curcumin contains 3% – 6% of curcumin. Among the pigments with diketone structure, curcumin is a very rare pigment with good anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Curcumin is an orange crystal powder in appearance. It tastes a little bitter and is insoluble in water. It is often used in food. It is mainly used as a colorant for intestinal products, cans, sauce and brine products.
Curcumin was first isolated from curcumalonga L. as a low molecular weight polyphenol compound. Later, with the in-depth study of curcumin, it was found that it has a wide range of pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, lipid regulation, anti-virus, anti infection, anti-tumor, anticoagulant, anti liver fibrosis, anti atherosclerosis and so on, with low toxicity and small adverse reactions.
Curcumin is currently one of the largest sales of natural edible pigments in the world. It is a food additive approved by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and many countries.
Benefits of Curcumin：
1. Curcumin can resist blood lipids, antioxidation and cancer.
Curcumin is a plant polyphenol and the main active component of turmeric. It plays an important role in the pharmacological action of turmeric.Protect liver and kidney, eliminate oxygen free radicals, and have no obvious toxic and side effects.
2.Curcumin can prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Curcumin can prevent the damage of brain nerve cells and improve the function of brain nerve cells.
3.Curcumin Powder has anti-inflammatory effect.
4. Curcumin can be used as a food additive
Curcumin is a natural pigment, which is widely used in food industry. It is mainly used for dyeing cans, sausage products and sauce brine products. It can also be in some non food forms, such as capsules, pills or tablets. For general food forms, some yellow food can be considered, such as cakes, sweets, beverages, etc.Jerky has also hot preservation. It has been widely used in pasta, beverages, fruit wine, candy, cakes, canned food, etc. as a compound condiment, it is used in chicken flavoring compound condiment, puffing seasoning, instant noodles and puffed products, instant food condiment, hot pot sauce, paste flavor, seasoning pickles, beef jerky products and so on.