Which colour does a turmeric turn into in the presence of bases?

Turmeric turns red in basic solutions.

The active ingredient present in turmeric is curcumin as an acid-base indicator.

  • Turmeric paper turns red when it is dipped into a basic solution.
  • Turmeric paper does not change its colour with acid.
  • It helps us identify the nature of any given substance by itself undergoing a colour change.

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