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Lakadong Turmeric Powder

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Lakadong Turmeric

Lakadong Turmeric is the world's best turmeric that is grown in 'Lakadong,' located on the foothills of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. Unlike other varieties of turmeric, Lakadong turmeric powder contains 7-12.32% of curcumin, which is much higher than the 2-3% of the active ingredient that other turmeric varieties have. The higher content of curcumin in Lakadong turmeric from Meghalaya makes it more potent than other products.

What is the meaning of the name Lakadong Turmeric?

Long before Lakadong turmeric got its name, the golden-yellow spice used to be known as ‘Shangpung Turmeric’. Shangpung was among the most developed villages and was a market hub. Farmers from different villages come to this market to sell their farm produce and they bring their turmeric along to be grounded, packed and dispatched there. Hence, the name ‘Shangpung Turmeric’. Then eventually, farmers of Lakadong village realized the importance of the spice and started growing them in their gardens and everywhere in the village making it popularly known as Lakadong Chyrmit (turmeric). Lakadong is hard to trace on the map. The tiny, nondescript village at the foothills of the West Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, is the heartland of a silent revolution. This is where the world’s finest variety of turmeric grows and is most favoured for its high curcumin content of more than 7%, as against 2 to 3% found in regular varieties available in the market. Curcumin, the key active ingredient in turmeric, is a miracle compound known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and renders a bright yellow colour to the spice. The higher the curcumin, the more prized the turmeric.

Lakadong Turmeric Benefits

The curcumin in Lakadong Turmeric gives it a yellow colour, but it does more than that. It is a compound that is well-known for most of its health benefits. Lakadong Turmeric is used as an anti-inflammatory ingredient in case of inflammation and helps in regulating blood pressure and protecting against many age-related diseases. Lakadong Turmeric is known to improve endothelial function in people with Type-2 diabetes, reducing the risk of stroke or heart attack and its anti-inflammatory characteristic helps in preventing and maybe treating many cancer types. Lakadong Turmeric is used as an antidepressant to treat depression and a number of skin conditions. Lakadong Turmeric helps the body fight the effects of free radicals and other environmental pollutants.

Lakadong Turmeric Uses

The high curcumin level in Lakadong Chyrmit powder gives the powder a fresh, bright yellowish-orange colour. The strong earthy and pleasant fruity aroma makes it the miracle spice for those looking to add something extra to their dishes and for health watchers. It is used in a variety of Indian curries and for marinating meat and fish. Many people add it to their milk to yield the many health benefits it has to offer.

Golden milk: Infuse turmeric in boiling milk along with other spices like cinnamon, black pepper to extract the goodness of curcumin in the turmeric. Black pepper helps the body to absorb curcumin better.

Golden honey: Turmeric is used to avoid certain illnesses like the flu and cold. Mix turmeric powder and raw honey for a perfect Golden Honey remedy.

Heal bruises: If you have a black eye, bruises or swelling apply a very basic turmeric paste to your eye. Notice a big difference within an hour, especially a reduction in the swelling.

Create your own Turmeric Tea for healthy tea: Add 1 tsp of Turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of Black pepper powder to a cup of boiling water. 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil, 3 slices of raw ginger, and cinnamon for flavour. Stir them together and enjoy your cup of turmeric tea.

Turmeric cake: If you love baking, you should try baking turmeric cake. It is a simple and delicious cake to bake especially if you are a vegan. You should try this out and surprise yourself. Make turmeric leaf cakes by steaming rice with grated coconut, rice, and jaggery wrapped in turmeric leaves.

Face mask: Use organic turmeric paste to fight pimples and breakouts. Regular use can also clear acne, scars, and inflammation. It is a great exfoliator and gives a youthful glow to the skin.

Soaps and shampoos: Turmeric soap can be interesting to make. You can add turmeric and other natural ingredients like calendula, coconut, lemongrass, amla, and others. These are beneficial for the hair and cleanses your skin.

Toothpaste for teeth whitening: Stop looking for that branded product and head straight to the pantry and find an ingredient that whitens teeth naturally.

First aid for pets: Organic turmeric is useful to cure your pets of sickness. If you love your pets and they need medical attention for cuts or gastrointestinal disorders, feed them with this medicinal spice. It will cure your pet before you reach the vet.

Pests repellent: Turmeric is a favourite food for us, but ants and other pests hate it. They avoid totter around it. To repel pests, especially ants, simply sprinkle turmeric powder around the corner, or anywhere near the ant traces.

How to Store Lakadong Turmeric?

Lakadong turmeric can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The powder does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and the flavour or show its benefits will not be as strong as intended. Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to keep your Lakadong Turmeric fresh for a longer duration.

Store the turmeric in an airtight container and remember to close the lid of the container tightly as soon as you finish using it. Before storing the spice in airtight containers, make sure the turmeric, as well as the bottle, is thoroughly dried because the presence of moisture will cause the turmeric powder to develop moulds. Coloured bottles are a better option to store the turmeric as it protects it from direct sunlight. If you are using clear bottles, remember to store them in closed cabinets or wall racks which do not receive direct sunlight. Store it away from stoves, ovens, windows, and do not keep it on the top of a refrigerator because the heat emitted from them causes the spice to lose its strength. Avoid storing it in plastic containers for a long time as this may absorb the smell of the plastic which is not very healthy.

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*A•bani* which means "Of the Farm" in the Garo language and "Earth" in Sanskrit, is aptly named to represent the community that is closest to Nature - our farmers, and also the organic produce that the state of Meghalaya is known for. A few months ago, when the Covid – 19 crisis hit the world, it trickled into our cities, towns, villages, and homes. Everyone has been impacted in one way or another and we continue to see its devastating effects even today. Our governments and non-government organizations, including concerned individuals, have joined hands to fight this global disaster in their individual capacities and to ensure that no one is left behind in the efforts to help those affected. In contribution to the collective efforts, this initiative has been launched to help the farmers’ community of Meghalaya, especially those in interior villages, whose livelihoods depend on the sale of their produces in the markets. With the lockdown on all activities including markets, the farmers face the dangers of going into huge losses and losing their main source of income. This initiative has been designed to ensure that fresh farm produces does not go to waste for lack of markets and that the farmers are not exploited especially during the Covid-19 crisis and to create livelihoods related to the local agro-businesses. This includes non-farming job opportunities such as food processing and packaging, transportation and logistics, media, and marketing. Keeping in mind that Meghalaya has one of the largest numbers of unemployed youth in the country, this initiative strives to transform the community and create a big impact by acknowledging the inter-dependent collective of all members of the community through its various activities.


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