The World's Best Turmeric is Zizira's Lakadong Turmeric that grows in Lakadong village of Meghalaya, India. Meghalaya is blessed with rich climate, soil, rain, forests, and hard-working honest farmers who grow the world's best turmeric in Lakadong, a small hilly region in West Jaintia Hills, near Shillong.
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What happens in the fields of Lakadong until it reaches your home?
March-April showers enable the farmers to prepare their land, clearing the weeds, bushes and other vegetation. They plough and beat the soil to a fine tilth. The farmers make ridges and furrows and drop in 2-3 seed rhizomes into the pits and then cover with soil.
Throughout the nine months of crop duration, they weed at periodic intervals depending upon the intensity of weed growth.
December/January, the stems and leaves show tell-tale signs of wilting. Farmers then carefully dig into the earth with hoes to lift the clusters of rhizomes, tapping them to clear off mud and earth. Each rhizome cluster usually carries 8-12 finger rhizomes.
Lakadong turmeric farmers are choosy about selecting and preserving the best seed. They sort and separate the roots for consumption and selling, while the seeds are selected from amongst the best of the lot for the next year’s turmeric production.
After harvesting, Zizira takes care of processing the turmeric. Being at the source, we are aware that there is a huge problem where traders mix Lakadong turmeric with other turmeric varieties. Hence we take every necessary precaution to source only the pure Lakadong turmeric for our customers.
Our Processing Team wash, dry and powder the turmeric and sent them to the accredited testing house to rule out the presence of any kind of hazards example heavy metals like lead, adulterants like Sudan and chemical pesticides. The turmeric is then packaged with utmost care and sent to all our customers.
Zizira harvests Lakadong turmeric fresh from the fields. This is a 100% pure Lakadong Turmeric. It is not blended with any other turmeric varieties. Zizira's Lakadong turmeric is high altitude turmeric that is of superior quality, strictly quality-controlled, and zero adulteration.
From sourcing to the time it reaches your doorstep, we have taken steps to ensure that you get the best.
"By far one of the best turmeric that I have used. The aroma is awesome and the taste too is wonderful. Have already started using it everyday and will also be picking up more in the days to come. BTW, the packing was too good. Even the pouch it comes sealed in, helps seal the original flavour and aroma inside itself and the ziploc pouch helps us to use only that which is needed and then reseal the contents. Will be trying other products too. On the whole a wonderful buy and a pleasant buying experience. I Thank the team at Zizira for the thoughtfulness and team work."
- Thomas G, Telangana.
Health conscious people love Zizira's Lakadong turmeric because of its purity and high curcumin content. It has become part of their daily life. Here are some of their reviews:
Turmeric is a costless medicinal spice. Many people use Zizira's Lakadong Turmeric as a healthy drink. Apart from cooking, below are three ways you can use it:
Turmeric adds flavor and color to our daily cooking. Use Lakadong turmeric to make your delicious curries like dal tadka, paneer butter masala, chicken curry, doi maach, biryani. Marinate fish or meat before deep frying them and make tasty potato fries with Lakadong turmeric.
Lakadong turmeric has a strong color and aroma. Because of its high potency, you need to add a lesser amount compared to other turmeric varieties. You may think you are paying a higher price, but you save more. You reap the benefits of high curcumin while investing in your health.
Turmeric tea is one of the most popular form of consuming turmeric. It is best to combine it with black pepper. Piperine increases the absorption of curcumin and gives a unique and subtle flavour.
Here's how to make your cup of turmeric tea:
Take a cup of water and heat it in a stove. To it add 1/4 tsp of Lakadong turmeric powder, a pinch of black pepper powder, add 1/3 tsp of virgin coconut oil or desi ghee, 1 slice of raw ginger and cinnamon for flavour. Stir them together and bring them to boil for 2 mins. Enjoy your turmeric tea.
Turmeric paste is a powerful combination of turmeric and black pepper. Here is how you can make turmeric paste:
Take Lakadong turmeric and ginger (2:1 ratio). Add them in a sauce pan and add water. Mix these together and heat it up in a stove till it becomes a paste. Then add coconut oil or desi ghee or olive oil, black pepper and honey. Cook the mixture in low heat for a few minutes. Store them in a jar and refrigerate the paste.
Take a teaspoon of this Lakadong turmeric paste daily, or add it to your soups, coffees, curries, smoothies, rice, etc.
Golden milk (Haldi doodh in Hindi) is a delicious way of taking turmeric. It is a combination of milk with turmeric and coconut oil. The fat from the coconut oil and milk aids in the absorption of curcumin. A very traditional drink in India.
Infuse Lakadong turmeric in boiling milk along with other spices like cinnamon, black pepper to extract the goodness of curcumin in the turmeric.
This haldi doodh can be your bedtime cozy drink to help you sleep better, while protecting you from minor ailments, like flu and cold, and preventing from many other diseases.
If you love baking, you should try baking turmeric cake. Add 1 teaspoon of Lakadong turmeric to your flour and follow the normal procedure of baking a cake. Use grated coconut or cashews for your toppings. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 45 mins and enjoy!
Stop looking for branded products and use turmeric to whiten your teeth naturally. Pour a pinch of turmeric on your tooth brush, brush it gently on your teeth and let it sit for 5 mins. Rinse it out and then wash it again thoroughly with your normal toothpaste.
Use Lakadong turmeric paste to fight pimples and breakouts. Regular use can also clear acne, scars and inflammation.
Turmeric is a great exfoliator and gives a youthful glow to the skin.
Organic turmeric is useful to cure your pets of sickness. If you love your pets and they need medical attention for cuts or gastrointestinal disorder, feed them with this medicinal spice. It will cure your pet before you reach the vet.
If you have a black eye, bruises or swelling apply a turmeric paste to your eye. You will notice a big difference within an hour, especially a reduction in the swelling.
Turmeric is a favourite food for us, but ants and other pests hate it. They avoid and totter around it. To repel pests, especially ants, simply sprinkle turmeric powder around the corner, or anywhere near the ant traces.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Would you compromise health for low-quality? At Zizira, our motivation to provide clean, pure Lakadong turmeric is to fight against the ever-increasing problem of adulteration.
Zizira sources from the source, the farmers who grow them. We select farmers who follow traditional farming practices.
We learned that the adulteration problem happens, even at the source. Traders mix Lakadong turmeric with other varieties and pass off the resultant product as Lakadong.
This is where Zizira wants to make a difference — to our customers, to the farmers, and to the land that produces this ancient wonder spice sought after all over the world.
Processed entirely in-house, the turmeric fingers go through a 3 step washing process:
We send test samples to establish that Zizira’s Lakadong turmeric is free from unwanted contaminants such as heavy metals, chemical fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, chemical dyes, and toxic elements.
We also test the curcumin content of every batch of turmeric that we process. Only after getting the favourable test reports do we release our products to the shelves.
Zizira Brings to You Clean, Pure, Unadulterated Lakadong Turmeric Straight from the Farmers of Lakadong Village to Your Doorstep
We strive to provide you with genuine products that give you your money’s worth and peace of mind.
According to research findings, turmeric has curative effects on over 581 diseases. Turmeric’s main bioactive ingredient, curcumin, alone has the potential to heal about 560 diseases. Curcumin is only one among 200+ constituents of turmeric. Turmeric is a sort of hero among medicinal plants.
The world around is excited about the medicinal potential of curcumin, an extract of turmeric. But we, in India, seem blissfully unaware of this great wealth. The list of healing powers associated with curcumin in turmeric is innumerable. Here are a few of them:
Take a teaspoon of the powder with warm milk and put a pinch of black pepper into it. This is very useful for your immunity.
Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. This helps various parts of the human body like the heart, joints, brain and prevent many chronic diseases.
Curcumin helps lower blood cholesterol levels and protect the body from diabetes.
It helps protect against cognitive/memory defects and elevate a healthy brain.
It helps protect the liver from oxidative stress. It helps kill off fungus and reportedly also helps in slowing down ageing.
Zizira trusts You. If you are unhappy with our product, contact us. Request for a replacement product. We are committed to give you high quality products from Meghalaya.
It is grown in a region near the village of Lakadong in Meghalaya India. Lakadong is a very remote small village near the border of Assam. They have their own unique dialect that is only spoken by a few nearby villages. To communicate more widely they speak the broader tribal language of Khasi. Much of the farming near Lakadong is traditional slash and burn. This means that after a new wild plot of land is selected for growing, the weeds and brush are cut and burned then turmeric is planted. After a few years, the land is left to go back to weeds and regenerate.
There is a lot of speculation about this and there is no accurate answer. The opinions have to do with the quality of the soil, high altitude, cool climate, abundant rain, the ancient variety of turmeric and traditional farming methods.
Lakadong Turmeric is known for its medicinal qualities. The Curcumin content in Lakadong Turmeric is between 7-12%, which is one of the highest, as against a mere 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric.
Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is indigenous to Meghalaya and obtained Geographical Indications(GI) tag by The Spices Board of India on 26th July 2015. Despite many of its clones, Lakadong's uniqueness has never been usurped.
The turmeric is grown on small family farms. Typical the work is done by hand by the farmer family and a few hired hands. Due to the hilly terrain and since farms are small, using equipment is not feasible. The rhizome is harvested from the ground from Nov – April.
We set up a mini in-house processing unit to maintain the quality standard of our products. We invented simple low-cost bamboo solar dryers and wood burning dryers with aluminium heat exchangers. The turmeric is washed, sliced, dried, powdered and packaged by our own team.
We are trying to build long-term relationships with farmers so that we can work together to improve the quality of turmeric for our customers. We go way beyond fair trade. We partner with farmers enable them to benefit from processing. They can earn more and we can create greater value for our customers.
It varies on how much you consume these products. Generally daily use of these products will last for 40 to 90 days.
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