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Q: in which type of reaction yellow turmeric turns red or orange
A: Turmeric has a pigment known as xanthophylls, which lends the yellow colour to it. It also has a pigment called as carotene, which is reddish orange in colour. When turmeric comes in contact with detergent, it reacts with the fatty acids present in the detergent and hence the carotene pigment gets more active than the xanthophylls and turmeric turns red. When turmeric is combined with any
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Weegy: The yellow-orange color of turmeric is derived from curcumin
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Turmeric has a pigment known as xanthophylls, which lends the yellow colour to it. It also has a pigment called as carotene, which is reddish orange in colour.

When turmeric comes in contact with detergent, it reacts with the fatty acids present in the detergent and hence the carotene pigment gets more active than the xanthophylls and turmeric turns red.

When turmeric is combined with any base liquid like soap it turns red in colour while when turmeric comes in contact with any substance like that of vinegar, that is acidic in nature, it turns yellow. - -
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I'm sorry Kaysha.
Added 1/4/2013 9:15:29 AM
:) Your okay Vanilla. Wrong answers are to be flagged. Now that I am reading your explanation, I see I misunderstood the question.
Added 1/4/2013 9:37:21 AM
I know, I still hate doing it. Glad you understand! :)
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