Lakadong Turmeric 50g
Zizira’s trademark turmeric, the mighty high curcumin Lakadong turmeric is truly one of the best turmeric varieties in India, if not the best. This golden coloured spice which hails from a small village in Meghalaya, is known to have the highest percentage of curcumin, 7-9% (last tested in 2021).
If you haven’t heard of curcumin before, all you need to know is that it is the chemical compound responsible for turmeric’s various health properties, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial just to name a few.
Ing Makhir Ginger 30g
Meghalaya’s indigenous ginger or Sying Makhir as it is popularly known, this ginger variety is the most potent ginger you’ll ever come across in the local or national market.
Its health benefits are so immense that it is revered as a healing herb which has been used in traditional medicine in Meghalaya for years. It is known to contain high levels of gingerol, a chemical compound responsible for the potency of ginger. A pinch of this ginger powder is enough to bring whole new levels of depth to your dishes!
Szechuan Pepper 35g
Szechuan pepper or Sichuan Pepper is an essential spice used in Asian cuisines. It is known for the mouth-tingling sensation it leaves and its distinct fragrant aroma, which resembles that of lavender. In Meghalaya, Szechuan pepper is used for its numbing sensation to balance the heat of chilli pepper. It is mostly ground or roasted before adding to dishes or infused with oil and salt for a savoury seasoning.
Lemongrass is a versatile aromatic herb that is grass-like and is mostly used in Asian cuisine. Its versatility makes it suitable for almost anything from stir-fried foods to cocktails to tea! As its name suggests, it has a wonderful refreshing lemony flavor and aroma accompanied with a whole lot of health benefits. These dried leaves have a subtle pale green colour with an intense citrusy aroma. In Meghalaya, lemongrass is enjoyed as a tea or as a flavour enhancer for soups and curries.
Zizira’s natural cinnamon spice is sourced from the pristine hills of Meghalaya, free of chemical impurities. This cinnamon bark is obtained from a tree called Casia. The bark is manually peeled, and sun-dried naturally before storage.
Cinnamon bark is known for its sweet and woody fragrance and has been used as a popular spice since olden times that is used to enhance the taste of both sweet and savory dishes.
Black Pepper 40g
The favourable factors of the Meghalaya’s hilly terrain make for excellent growing areas for flavour packed black pepper used for more than just consumption in our farmer's homes. It is known as 'Sohmrit' in Khasi local language.
Known as the king of spices, black pepper is widely loved and extensively used by people all over the world. It is a common household spice in many Indian homes used for generations as a seasoning as well as for traditional healing.
Bay Leaf Powder 35g
Meghalaya’s bay leaves have a strong and sharp taste that is excellent for flavouring your dishes. Its fragrance is more noticeable than its taste which gives out a herbal and slightly floral fragrance. Just add a pinch of it into your dishes, and your loved ones will appreciate your culinary skills!
Apart from its culinary usage, bay leaf is well-known for the medicinal properties it possesses. The presence of various nutrients and minerals such as Vitamin A and C along with folic acid (a type of vitamin B) makes it a highly beneficial herb.