The Waigaon-variety turmeric is rich in curcumin content, which was originally grown in Waigaon but now is cultivated in 13 neighboring villages in Samudrapur taluk of Wardha district. Although the normal curcumin content in turmeric by weight is 2 to 4 percent anything above 6 percent is considered good. According to Spices Board of India, Waigaon’s turmeric curcumin content is 6.24 percent by weight which much higher than any other variety grown locally.
Nutritionally, turmeric has some manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and very little calories, fat, and proteins. It may seem that it doesn’t add much to your daily nutrition but the magic of turmeric comes in the form of a compound called curcumin. This non-nutrient compound present in turmeric has been known to be very beneficial for our body for centuries and now scientific research is also proving its worth.