Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Has High Curcumin

31 Comments

Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Has High Curcumin

Lakadong Turmeric - a Turmeric with High Curcumin

The State of Meghalaya, one of the eight states in Northeast India, could be sitting on a spice treasure.

Why?

Because it is home to a special variety of turmeric that is a good source of curcumin — Lakadong Turmeric.

Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is indigenous to Meghalaya. It grows in a small region in the West Jaintia Hills district, one of the eleven districts of Meghalaya. a place we fondly called Lakadong country.

Lakadong turmeric curcumin content is three times that of other varieties.

The internet is full of reports about the medicinal properties of curcumin. PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, lists more than 15,325 published research papers on Curcumin. Of these, researched papers on curcumin and cancer prevention alone is more than 1380*! (*as of July 2020)

Not surprising that "Global curcumin market is expected to reach USD 94.3 million by 2022"  according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc!

Is this not like WOW?

Lakadong Turmeric in hand

Download the 6 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric.

What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the pigment in a spice called turmeric and is the one that gives it a rich yellow colour and a pungent smell. In fact, in Spanish and French turmeric is called Curcuma! Pharma companies manufacturing health supplements source turmeric with high curcumin content.

Lakadong Turmeric curcumin content is between 6 to 7%, which is one of the highest, as against a mere 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric. We have even seen 10 - 12% in one of the batches tested in the year 2020.

Turmeric has been used for centuries by indigenous folks around the world as a natural remedy for various ailments. Read about turmeric's indigenous healing powers here.

Gi Registration for Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

 Economic Times published 26th July 2015 carried this news: "Geographical Indications (GI) tag registration had been obtained for Lakadong Turmeric, which is known to have medicinal qualities" said Mr. A Jayathilak, Chairman of the Spices Board of India.

For us at Zizira, this is exciting news!

Raw Lakadong Turmeric

We are a small group of people in Meghalaya and we believe in opening markets for farmers of Meghalaya and bringing prosperity to the farmers and the region.

Being at the source, we meet and visit the farmers of these villages. The farmers here follow traditional methods of farming. They do their best to preserve the best turmeric rhizome from one harvest to the next. Read more on the turmeric farming practices in Lakadong country.

Lakadong turmeric is heirloom turmeric, an ancient variety of turmeric from Jaintia Hills. The native and organic nature of the rhizome has remained untouched – no human interference by way of modifications and cross-breeding. Despite many clones in different varieties, Lakadong turmeric's uniqueness has never been usurped.

We also learnt that Lakadong turmeric curcumin content is not the only thing that makes it stand out from the rest. Its  colour, taste, aroma too that makes it high-quality turmeric not just in India but also in the world. That's why we like to refer to Lakadong turmeric as the World's best turmeric. And rightly so.

There are many differences between Lakadong turmeric and other ordinary turmeric and you can read about them here.

Zizra partners with farmers of Lakadong village to source pure turmeric directly from them to you. You can try it out from our online store.

Come with us to meet farmers who grow Lakadong turmeric (Curcuma Longa).

CTA Zizira




31 Responses

Miramon Suting
Miramon Suting

July 08, 2020

Hi S Ramakrishnan,

Glad to know that you grow turmeric. Many customers who bought our Lakadong turmeric have experienced the difference. You can buy it too from our store.

You can grow Lakadong turmeric in your garden, but we have learned that despite many of its clones, Lakadong’s uniqueness has never been usurped. And unfortunately, we do not sell the Lakadong turmeric rhizome or roots. We only have the powder as of now. You can buy by clicking here.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thank you.

MOHAMAD RAFIC
MOHAMAD RAFIC

July 08, 2020

Dear Sir,
   Greetings From CareCella.
    I am Rafic Jamil From Carecella Cosmetics India Pvt. Ltd,Chennai.   Our Company under operates General Bio,Korea.
I found your company website on Google.

   We are looking at the below Products,    1.Lakadong Turmeric Finger    2.Black Long Pepper
If you have please send me the Price,COA and MOQ.
Thanks & Regards  Rafic Jamil

rakesh patel
rakesh patel

July 08, 2020

plz send a details of lakadong raw turmaric rhizome we are needed for planting plz send me details sir.and rate

Miramon Suting
Miramon Suting

July 08, 2020

Hi Rakesh, we do not sell the rhizome as of now.

S Ramakrishnan
S Ramakrishnan

July 08, 2020

Hello Badal, Replying to you considering that you are from the North East. I too am a lover of natural food and we grow quite a bit of turmeric in our own compound in Kerala. Want to know if anyone has looked at the difference in Curcumin content in the Turmeric from Meghalaya and other places in India.

Also, are there any efforts being taken to spread the cultivation of the Megahalaya variety of Turmeric into other parts of the country where turmeric is cultivated.

Also I am interested in getting some turmeric of the Meghalaya variety for cultivation purpose.Would appreciate a reply to my email.

Somdutta Das
Somdutta Das

July 08, 2020

I want to buy the mother rhizomes for replanting please help me with the rate quotation. Thank you!

pvgk murthy
pvgk murthy

July 08, 2020

I want 1 kg lakadong turmeric mother rhizomes the best quality for replanting purpose.

I also want 1 kg lakadong turmeric (not powder)
for my use. Pl give your best rates.
Pl let me know courier/speed post charges for
2 kgs.

PVGK MURTHY
mail : pvgkmurthy55@gmail.com
MYTRINAGAR, LB NAGAR
HYDERABAD 500074
telangana state
phone 9441786703 CELL PHONE AND WHATSAPP PHONE
jio phone 9398083252

Miramon Suting
Miramon Suting

July 08, 2020

Hi PVGK Murthy, our team will contact you. Thank you.

Soopaia Kharmawphlang
Soopaia Kharmawphlang

July 08, 2020

Hi Vijay,
Thank you for writing in. Yes, you can grow Lakadong variety in Maharashtra. But, the consistency in quality and curcumin will not be the as high as the one grown in Lakadong, Meghalaya.

Thank you!

Dr. V. K. Jain
Dr. V. K. Jain

July 08, 2020

Can I get a kilogram or two of Lakadong turmeric whole dried roots?

Kristy Shangpliang
Kristy Shangpliang

July 08, 2020

Hi Dr. Jain! We only have the powdered Lakadong Turmeric which is available on Amazon. You can purchase the powdered one by following this link https://amzn.to/2sOKvzu

Vilasini Kumar
Vilasini Kumar

July 08, 2020

Hi Pravin,

Please accept my apology for the delay in replying! No, we will not be help, but I can point you to where you could get in touch with people who could.

1. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) are helping people in this area. You can reach out to them.

2.Friends of Zizira is a social media platform that Zizira is facilitating. This community will be for sharing and getting answers to questions about the horticultural and agricultural produce of Northeast India and much more. You will meet scientists, researchers, business consultants, farmers etc. This is a relatively new initiative of ours and so the network is not large, but can become a robust one, like a niche Facebook, where you can network with people with similar interests and can benefit from, and contribute to. You can upload media rich posts, ask questions, post an event of yours and much more!

As there is potential for farmers in Northeast India to benefit by growing aromatic plants for their essential oil, we have ‘Essential Oils’ as a topic for discussion. We find that a senior scientist with long years of experience in cultivation and processing of aromatic plants is a member of ‘friends of Zizira’. Maybe you can join this community and see if it helps you in your venture.

Wishing you all the best!
Vijay kisanrao Ingle
Vijay kisanrao Ingle

July 08, 2020

Can we grow lakadong turmeric in Maharashtra ? I want to try it for curcumin.
For seeds ,any one can supply , please mail me on greenfieldagriclinic@gmail.com or call on 7385431876

Upendra Wadekar
Upendra Wadekar

July 08, 2020

Dear Sir / Madam,
I am planting Turmeric in Konkan Region of Maharashtra. I am looking to plant Lakadong in our area. I am looking for Mother Rhizomes as seed of Lakadong Turmeric. Kindly let me know source to get it. We would also be interested to help local farmers of these region. Please write to us on umwadekar@gmail.com or can call us on 9819098812. You can send us Whatsapp message or normal message so we will contact you. Thanks.

Soopaia Kharmawphlang
Soopaia Kharmawphlang

July 08, 2020

Hi Upendra,

Glad to know your interest in helping local farmers. The Lakadong variety of turmeric grows only in the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. It’s consistency in quality and curcumin is due to the traditonal farming practices of the region and the soil composition. Even with the Lakadong rhizome, the levels of curcumin and quality drops down if the Lakadong variety is grown in other places.

Thank you!

Elisha Sangma
Elisha Sangma

July 08, 2020

Hello, Jose! Thank you for writing in, glad to know of your interest in Lakadong turmeric. You can visit our Zizira store to purchase it directly or write to us at @support@zizira.com

Tobias Sungoh
Tobias Sungoh

July 08, 2020

Sir,
I’m from west jaintia from a place where lakadong is fully grown, if you need to buy lakadong turmeric you can contact me. tsungoh99@gmail.com

pravin patel
pravin patel

July 08, 2020

Dear OOmen p John sir
We want to start up in extraction field.
Can u help me?

PRAVIN
PRAVIN

July 08, 2020

Dear Sir,
I need to establish extraction unit for curcumin in Gujarat.
Can you help?

Jose Oommen
Jose Oommen

July 08, 2020

We are looking for Lakadong Turmeric with high Curcumin. Pls offer. My mobile: 9447073597

Sheen Parokkaran
Sheen Parokkaran

July 08, 2020

I have about 100 kg of Lakadong turmeric for selling, what to do
I need buyers with good rate

Shashank
Shashank

July 08, 2020

Sir I would like your further insight in this field, it would be really helpful, my email address is shashank.ag24@gmail.com

Elisha Sangma
Elisha Sangma

July 08, 2020

Hi, Shashank! Thank you for writing in, we would love to further impart you on any information you would like to know, regarding the usage of natural preservative for a longer shelf-life. We will be getting back to you via email or you can write to us at support@ziziza.com

Badal Nyalang
Badal Nyalang

July 08, 2020

Hi, We have sent you the details via an email. Thanks

Patil Dhiraj M
Patil Dhiraj M

July 08, 2020

Dear sir,
We are looking for buying the lakadong turmeric with 6-7% content. If you have any contacts for the same then please provide me for the same.
Thanking you

Badal Nyalang
Badal Nyalang

July 08, 2020

Hi Patil,

You can purchase Lakadong turmeric directly from our store. Here are the links:

High Curcumin Lakadong Turmeric Powder

Dried High Curcumin Lakadong Turmeric Slices

Hope it helps, Thanks!

Badal Nyalang
Badal Nyalang

July 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing your insights,

Going with your expertise, we would love to hear more from you and learn. This will definitely help us understand the many unique produce and in the process unleash the potential of Northeast India farmers.

As you may know, we are a recent startup and we did send some of our samples for testing in various centres and the curcumin content was found to be between 6-8%. We haven’t yet ventured into curcumin extraction, for now, will definitely look it up for our future refrences.

Thank you for writing in!

Rudra
Rudra

July 08, 2020

Namaste
I am an ordinary environment friendly consumer of natural foods. The idea of “extract” of a particular element from natural food defeats the “wholistic” food concept it’s true benefits. After purifying the naturally occurring food using simple method, it should be consumed as a whole and must not extract element or two and consume that. It simply defeats the wholistic idea,

Badal Nyalang
Badal Nyalang

July 08, 2020

Hi Rudra,

Thank you writing in,

Really appreciate your thoughts. With regards to food extracts, ideally, for our self consumption, natural whole food works best and it does connects us to the farmers growing them. However, for other purposes we do require extracts from food source. For example, if we want our food to last longer and have a longer shelf life we would rather opt for natural preservatives rather than other chemical formulations. Hence the need for a particular food extract.

Would love to hear your thoughts!!!

J&G agro entreprise
J&G agro entreprise

July 08, 2020

I want to buy the mother rhizomes for replanting please help me with the rate quotation.thank you

OOMMEN P JOHN
OOMMEN P JOHN

July 08, 2020

I am a retired senior chemist in a 100% spice export oriented solvent extraction firm.Even though Lakadong turmeric have curcumin content 6-7 ., how much it gives crystal curcumin(dye) when extracted with appropriate solvents.Normally , we determine curcumin content with the help of U V visible spectrophotometer in laboratory. curcumin 6 is , while we process 100 kg turmeric , should give 6 kg curcumin .This is assured only by after trial run extraction or pilot plant process.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.