Ingredients and Flavour
Ingredients in Turmeric Twist Honey
As the name suggests, this honey is a combination of natural ingredients that are beneficial as well as flavorful. These highly nutritious ingredients constituting this honey infusion are:
Mawsynram Honey - A 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. This honey is in pure, raw form and is free from all artificial additives.
Lakadong Turmeric - Lakadong Turmeric, scientifically known as Curcuma longa is a special variety of turmeric obtained from a place called ‘Lakadong’, which is located in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its high 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 value. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher the value of the turmeric.
Ginger - Ginger, with the scientific name Zingiber officinale, 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 for medicinal purposes 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 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 originates from the berries of the tropical Piper nigrum plant, one amongst 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 as been stated earlier, it 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.
Turmeric Twist Honey has been created with the intention of consuming spices like turmeric and ginger in the most convenient way by infusing it with the most versatile ingredient – Honey!
Our Mawsynram honey gets infused with our famous Lakadong turmeric powder giving this honey infusion a bright yellow colour that has an appealing appearance. The consistency of this honey is so smooth that it easily dribbles down a spoon.
Once you open the lid, there is an outburst of a sweet and spicy aroma that is strong yet pleasing. The unique blend gives the honey its unique taste that has a little sweetness along with some hint of spiciness from the ginger and black pepper.
An infusion worth trying! The uniqueness in its composition and the burst of flavour it produces is worth giving your food products a little twist while keeping all sorts of common everyday illnesses at bay.