Russian researchers found wheat flour in turmeric powder

A new study from Russian researchers reviewed existing methods of analysis of turmeric spice, and discovered, using DNA tests on Russian turmeric powders, that these product contain up to 15% of wheat flour. This is not mentioned on the label, which could lead to serious allergic reactions.

The turmeric color was often adulterated with the addition of sodium and potassium chromates, the researchers found.