World’s best Turmeric: Lakadong

Why Lakadong turmeric is world's best

Lakadong turmeric powder is known for its high curcumin content.  It is far superior compared to varieties of turmeric with 9% curcumin. The curcumin in turmeric gives it its bright yellow color and incredible healing properties. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.  Our lakadong turmeric powder is sourced from organic and fair trade farmers of Jantia hills of Lakadong village in Meghalaya. It is free from pesticides, fertilizers and is harvested using traditional farming techniques.

Why lakadong is world’s best turmeric

  • Grown in 'Lakadong,' village in Jaintia Hills Of Meghalaya
  • Contains average curcumin content, 7-8 %, other varieties have 2-3%
  • Lakadong turmeric has a bright, golden yellow colour
  • It has rich aroma and taste
  • 100% organically grown by tribal community
  • Best for golden milk (latte) and golden honey

Health Benefits of Lakadog turmeric

  1. It contains a good amount of curcumin that helps protect immunity.
  2. Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Anti-bacterial & Anti-septic
  3. Rich source of Vitamin C
  4. Good for Hair and Skin
  5. Helps in arthritis and cardiovascular disease
  6. Detoxifying body
  7. Helps in digestion
  8. Promotes healthy digestion and prevents stomach ulcers
  9. Purifies blood and boost circulation
  10. Builds strong Immune system
  11. Helps protect the heart
  12. Helps improve brain functions

 Add Lakadong Turmeric in your daily diet

Turmeric is a super food which should be included in our diet in every possible way. In traditional cooking, turmeric is an unavoidable spice in the kitchen. 

  • Lakadong Turmeric is used in turmeric latte, golden milk and turmeric tea
  • Lakadong turmeric can be used along with cinnamon and honey for curing throat and chest infections.
  • Drink lakadong turmeric powder along with salt in empty stomach and it helps fight germs
  • Turmeric is antiseptic and hence works wonders for your skin.

 How to select good quality lakadong turmeric powder

It is very difficult to differentiate lokadong turmeric from regular turmeric as both have a bright yellow colour. Hence it is advisable to buy from a certified seller to ensure quality and authenticity.

Ensure it is organically grown and free from pesticides and additives.

If you need grounded turmeric, always buy from a trusted brand to avoid adulterated product.

Always ask for sourcing details of spices from the manufacturer. Buy products sourced from small and marginal farmers, as they are genuine, hygienically processed and free from pesticides and additives.

Always buy spices/food in sealed packs and check the date of packaging and expiry.

How to Store lakadong Turmeric Powder

  • Keep turmeric powder in a tightly sealed glass jar. Store it in a cool, dry, and dark place.
  • Ensure that the container is free from moisture and dried properly before storing the turmeric powder
  • Store in coloured jars if possible. Otherwise keep it away from direct sunlight. Keep it away from windows, gas stoves, oven or on the top of refrigerator
  • Avoid plastic containers for storing turmeric and other spices. Plastic can be toxic and it will spoil the goodness of the spices.
  • If unused ground turmeric is kept in glass jar, please take out once in every 4-5 months and keep it under indirect sun for 10 minutes. It will retain its freshness. Don’t keep it in under hot sun for a long time.
  • Both whole turmeric and powdered turmeric can be stored upto one year if kept away from moisture. However, it is advisable to powder turmeric in small quantities as per your requirement to get the best benefit.

Difference between LAW  Lakadong Turmeric Powder and ordinary Lakadong Turmeric  

Lakadong Turmeric whole /powder

Other lakadong Turmeric whole/powder

We source organically grown lakadong  turmeric from selected small and marginal organic farmers of Lakadong village of Meghalaya

There are many brands selling turmeric in the name of lakadong powder and authenticity to be proved out                                                                                     

We adopt Sourcing of turmeric in small batches from our own organic and fair trade farmers network in Meghalaya so that our buyers get freshly harvested spices

In normal conditions, its not possible to adopt small scale procurement. Big players source in bulk from different sources.

We keep the sourcing details of our farmers and we are happy to share from which source our buyers are buying spices. We also arrange farm visits to the selected buyers if they want to see the farm field of our farmers in Meghalya, how they adopt organic planning, how they are trained to cultivate, harvest and process the spice etc.

In normal case it is not possible for a company  to ensure the sourcing information with buyers as sourcing process is done from heterogeneous sources.

We train our farmers how to do organic farming techniques on turmeric and how to harvest, dry and preserve  turmeric so that nutrients loss is least possible

For large scale companies it is not possible as they don’t adopt related to farmers. They collect raw materials from middlemen.

We don’t use oil extracted polished or artificial color added turmeric/powder. It’s natural qualities are kept intact in raw form

Oil extracted and polished turmeric is widely available in market that lacks natural strong aroma. Most of the low quality powder is coming via these sources

We don’t promote the use of preservatives or additives to enhance the shelf life

Chemical preservatives are mostly added to get better shelf life

Process of drying of turmeric –Newly harvested turmeric is washed 3-4 times in pure water, make it into small slices, then dry it in sun or solar dryer.  When it dried we make it powdered in our small grinding facility. We make less than 10 kgs of turmeric powder at a time.

In normal condition, farmers cannot ensure   hygienic drying of spices as they don’t have required expertise or knowledge

 

 

                                                  

 

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