What are the ingredients in Lakadong Ker?
Lakadong ker is a combination of amazing ingredients that are directly and traditionally sourced from our farmers.
It consists of our very own Lakadong turmeric, Ginger, Black cardamom, Long pepper, and Black pepper.
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 9%, 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 value. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher the value.
Ginger - Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. Renowned for its taste elevating properties and is a must-have in Asian cooking. It is loaded with essential nutrients and bioactive components that have powerful benefits for the body. People have been using ginger for cooking as well as medicines since ancient times. The unique fragrance and flavour of this spice come from its natural oils, gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound that is responsible for many of its medicinal properties. It provides powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach disorders, and various other health issues.
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 their 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 it works by supporting the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.
Long pepper - Piper longum is a popular spice of Meghalaya. It is known as "Pippali" in Sanskrit and in our local language khasi, it is known as "Sohmarit khlaw". It is referred to as long pepper as the fruits are long and slender and look a little like dried green chillies as the spikes on its surface resemble a rough-skinned version of chilli peppers. This product is not only a native of Meghalaya, but it is also a solid insurance policy for the farmers of Meghalaya.
Our Long pepper is sourced directly from Pynursla, Meghalaya and it has a bitter, spicy, and warming taste which is perhaps due to the presence of volatile content such as piplatine, piperlonguminine, piperine, and other unique chemical components. These phytoconstituents are responsible for producing distinctive aroma, flavour, and health benefits.
Our Lakadong Ker has been created as it dawned on us that people love to drink golden milk often made of turmeric. Therefore, our Lakadong Ker was formulated with the purpose of it being golden milk made with the famous Lakadong turmeric from the terrain of Meghalaya.
It has a strong flavour with a hint of pungency from ginger. Perfect golden milk is a must-have in every household. This blend will transform your simple milk into a beautiful yet extremely beneficial health drink that has strong flavours, and the feeling that accompanies it is exceptionally satisfying.
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 and flavoursome aroma it produces once you open the container and the aroma sizzles in the air and lingers in the mouth.