Zizira brings to you a special Immunity booster pack to help you tap into nature’s power that will keep you healthy and fight diseases.
This combo pack contains Lakadong Latte (50 gm) and Mawsynram Honey (250 gm). These products can be combined to provide you with a healthy and fit body as well as a better immune system.
This blend is a combination of amazing ingredients that are directly and traditionally sourced from our farmers. It consists of our very own Lakadong turmeric, Cinnamon powder, Black cardamom powder and Black pepper powder.
Lakadong Turmeric- Lakadong Turmeric is a special variety of turmeric from a place called Lakadong’, in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its medicinal qualities as the Curcumin content in it is between 7 to 12.32% (last tested in 2020), which is one of the highest, as against 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric. Curcumin in it is responsible for its bright yellowish-orange colour along with its incredible medicinal properties. This component also determines its valve. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher the value.
Cinnamon- It is a very versatile spice and is well-known for its uses in sweet and savoury foods. It has a sweet woody fragrance which is used in every Indian household. It has a high content of essential oil known as cinnamaldehyde which contributes to its antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Another component, eugenol is responsible for its antiseptic and pain killer effects.
Black Cardamom- It is the bigger version of the green cardamoms and is commonly known as Badi elaichi or Kali elaichi. Because of its distinct smoky aroma and flavour, black cardamom is often used as a substitute for green cardamoms. The pods have a slightly minty aroma due to its volatile content and are often used as a mouth freshener. Every Indian household uses this spice to flavour biryanis and other Indian cuisines. Along with flavour, it has also been traditionally utilized to treat various ailments.
Black Pepper- Known as the king of spice as it is widely loved and extensively used by people all over the world. Black pepper’s signature aroma emanates from the berries of the tropical Piper nigrum vine, one among the thousand species of the Piperaceae family. Black pepper is more than just a kitchen staple but is used medicinally in ancient medicines. It has active component piperine which does all the magic! It is responsible for all the health benefits that it provides and is also an essential component that enhances curcumin absorption and activates it up to 2,000%. It works by supporting the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.
Note: The blend can form a slimy or sticky texture when it is mixed with a liquid.
Our Lakadong Latte 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 will not flavour or show its benefits as intended when it exceeds the period of twelve months.
Here is what you can do in order to keep your Lakadong Latte fresh for a longer duration.
All our products have minimally processed ingredients. They are processed in-house to maintain their purity and quality. The fibrous nature of these ingredients such as turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon is the reason behind the sticky texture of the blend. Consumption of this slimy/sticky blend is absolutely fine.
Natural honey that is directly collected from the dense forests of Mawsynram where the flora is in abundance. Our Mawsynram honey is provided to us by our partnered beekeeper, Kong Elvira who hails from Thieddieng village in Mawsynram.
The people in the village use traditional beehives to rear the bees. They make use of wooden logs called ‘Ksing’ where the bees reside. The bees are collected from the dense forests and are kept inside the ‘Ksing’ for a few months.
The beehives are checked from time to time to ensure that they are busy and working and that the surrounding area is clean and healthy.
Besides the traditional beehive or ‘Ksing’, boxes that are provided by the government are also used but they are not that durable so, Kong Elvira have constructed cement covers for the boxes that last them for many years.
If your honey bottle is solidified or has a creamy texture. It means you are witnessing a natural process called “Crystallization” which is perfectly normal for raw and pure honey.
It is a natural and uncontrolled process that happens when the glucose (or sugar content) in honey loses water and takes the form of crystals which is due to change in temperature. Other kinds of honey that are available in the market undergo a heating process known as pasteurization to maintain the consistency of the honey. This method can make it stay liquified for a long period, but it reduces the nutrients in it. So, observing a sign of crystallization in your honey indicates that it is not processed and is raw.
A simple way to decrystallize it is by keeping the jar in warm water or keeping it under the sun before its utilization.
Phases of crystallization:
Before the honey gets completely crystallized, there are different phases it undergoes at room temperature (20° C -22° C) which are as follows.
How to decrystallize honey?
To turn your crystallized honey into liquid again, a gentle heat technique is followed.
Note: It is not recommended to microwave raw honey or to put it in direct heat as this may destroy some of its essential nutrients.
Raw honey does not have an expiry date, but the crystallization process can change the colour and taste of the honey which is a natural process that can easily be resolved.
Our Lakadong Latte is known for its mild flavours and this blend can be included in both a child and an adult’s daily diet. It is perfect golden milk that is a must-have in every household. This blend will transform your simple milk into a beautiful yet extremely beneficial health drink.
The bright and beautiful yellow powder is loaded with the goodness of natural ingredients that makes your milk rich and appealing. You will be delighted by the pleasant aroma it produces once you open the container and the aroma sizzles in the air and lingers in the mouth.
This amazing yellow drink has a deliciously subtle taste that is indescribable and the feeling that accompanies with it is exceptionally satisfying.
A perfect natural golden milk that can be enjoyed all the year-round and is a perfect drink to relish before a goodnight sleep.
Our Mawsynram Honey has a beautiful golden-brown colour with a smooth and thick consistency. It is extremely flavorful with a mild citrus flavour filled with a refreshing aroma.
Lakadong Latte is packed with components that are overloaded with medicinal bioactive compounds such as curcumin, curcuminoids, piperine, eugenol and polyphenols that are beneficial in keeping our body healthy.
The extra mile we take to ensure we provide the best-
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. We make sure that the ingredients we use in our products come straight from the farmers and beekeepers who make an effort in providing us with the purest and highly genuine produce. These are a few ways how we ensure the purity of our products:
Our Lakadong Latte has a maximum level of curcumin and other active components from the other ingredients. These ingredients also come with maximum health benefits.
Here are some health benefits of Lakadong Latte:
These are a few health benefits of honey:
These are a few recipes that we have created using our very own Lakadong Latte.
1. Lakadong Latte with coffee:
With or without coffee, this could be your preferred latte for your everyday life. Ingredients:
2. Iced Lakadong Latte:
You can have it cold as well during the summer to cool your body and freshen up your mind. Ingredients:
3. Vanilla Lakadong Latte:
Lakadong might be bitter to some users, so a mixture of pure vanilla extract would counteract the bitterness from the Lakadong. This is a nice way to enjoy it.
The many uses of honey
Whether you are preparing a garnish or topping a cheesecake, Zizira’s honey is a seamless compliment. Whichever way you use this honey, it will tingle your taste buds.
Here are 10 ways you can use our honey