Lakadong Latte is one of our turmeric blends that has been introduced to include a milder version of Lakadong Ker. So, if you prefer milder flavors and if you prefer giving a turmeric drink to your kid then this is the perfect blend.
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 color 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 savory 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 flavor, 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 flavor biryanis and other Indian cuisines. Along with flavor, 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.
Zizira wants to ensure that the price you pay for each of our Lakadong turmeric products is worth it. These are the list of things we follow:
Step 1- Freshly harvested ingredients are separated from any kind of foreign matter such as dirt, soil, pebbles, etc.
Step 2- In the case of Lakadong rhizomes, they are soaked in clean water for ten minutes to loosen the dirt from it. They undergo triple washing and are transferred to a food-grade container to drain off excess water.
Step 3- The turmeric rhizomes are then sliced using mechanical slicers and are placed on bamboo trays for drying. The other ingredients as well are uniformly laid on the bamboo trays and are kept for drying to remove the unwanted moisture content and pathogens from them.
Step 4- They are dried at a temperature above 100°C for forty-eight hours with indirect heating to keep the volatile content in them intact.
Step 5- The ingredients that are free from moisture and pathogens are fed to mechanized grinders for uniform grinding and are finally passed through sieves for uniformity of powdered particles.
Step 6- The final step followed in our in-house processing is packing our products in glass bottles along with food-grade oxygen absorbers and silica gel for maintaining the shelf-life of the products.
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 flavor or show its benefits as intended when it exceeds the period of twelve months.
To keep your Lakadong Latte fresh for a longer duration, store it away from direct sunlight, stoves, ovens, and do not keep it on the top of a refrigerator because the heat emitted from them causes the blend to lose its flavor and strength.
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.
Our Lakadong Latte is known for its mild flavors 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.
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.
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. This blend has been formulated by combining the goodness of natural ingredients possessing a milder yet delicious flavors that have been well chosen by our ethical farmers.
The extra mile
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. Some of its health benefits are as follows:
Curcumin and piperine are powerful anti-inflammatory substances that can suppress inflammation and fight chronic inflammation at a higher level.
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.
2. Iced Lakadong Latte: You can have it cold as well during the summer to cool your body and freshen up your mind.
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.