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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.
Well, Curcumin is a component that is present in all the different types of turmeric and it is the special essence which gives turmeric it's bright yellow colour along with its incredible medicinal properties. Curcumin content determines the value of turmeric. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher is its value.
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:
Our Lakadong turmeric 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 flavour or show its benefits as intended.
Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to keep your Lakadong Turmeric fresh for a longer duration.
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.
The people in the village use traditional beehives to rear the bees. They make use of wooden logs called ‘Ksing’ where the bees reside. The bees are collected from the dense forests and are kept inside the ‘Ksing’ for a few months.
The beehives are checked from time to time to ensure that they are busy and working and that the surrounding area is clean and healthy.
Besides the traditional beehive or ‘Ksing’, boxes that are provided by the government are also used but they are not that durable so, Kong Elvira have constructed cement covers for the boxes that last them for many years.
If your honey bottle is solidified or has a creamy texture. It means you are witnessing a natural process called “Crystallization” which is perfectly normal for raw and pure honey.
It is a natural and uncontrolled process that happens when the glucose (or sugar content) in honey loses water and takes the form of crystals which is due to change in temperature. Other kinds of honey that are available in the market undergo a heating process known as pasteurization to maintain the consistency of the honey. This method can make it stay liquified for a long period, but it reduces the nutrients in it. So, observing a sign of crystallization in your honey indicates that it is not processed and is raw.
To turn your crystallized honey into liquid again, a gentle heat technique is followed.
Note: It is not recommended to microwave raw honey or to put it in direct heat as this may destroy some of its essential nutrients.
Raw honey does not have an expiry date, but the crystallization process can change the colour and taste of the honey which is a natural process that can easily be resolved.
The Indian bay leaf is scientifically known as Cinnamomum tamala or tej patta in Hindi. Originated in the southern slopes of the Himalayas, they are also found growing in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and the North-Eastern hills of India. It is an endemic spice in most Indian cuisines from savoury to sweet dishes due to its distinctive fragrance and flavour.
However, it is also well-known for the medicinal properties it possesses. 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.
If the leaves are eaten whole, they are pungent and have a sharp bitter taste. Its fragrance is more noticeable than its taste which when dried, it gives out a herbal and slightly floral fragrance which is due to the presence of essential oils like Myrcene and Eugenol in it.
Our Dried roasted bay leaf 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 flavour or show its benefits as intended when it exceeds the period of twelve months.
To keep your Dried Roasted bay leaf powder 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 flavour and strength.
Our Mawsynram Honey has a beautiful golden-brown colour with a smooth and thick consistency. It is extremely flavorful with a mild citrus flavour filled with a refreshing aroma.
A perfect ingredient, this roasted bay leaf powder is a flavorful add on for your Garam Masala or to your soup seasoning. It is complex and strong. In Ayurveda, bay leaf is added in teas for treating cough and cold.
If you smell a dried bay leaf, you might not get as much aroma as you would. But this does not mean there is no flavour in it. When the herb is added into water, soup, or another cooking liquid, it develops an almost minty flavour (somewhere between spearmint and menthol).
Bay leaf powder adds a subtle bitterness that keeps heavy soups and stews from tasting so heavy.
Zizira’s Dried roasted bay leaf powder is pure, and natural that is directly and traditionally sourced from the ethical farmers of Meghalaya.
The extra mile we take to ensure we provide the best- Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. We make sure that the ingredients we use in our products come straight from the farmers and beekeepers who make an effort in providing us with the purest and highly genuine produce.
These are a few ways how we ensure the purity of our products: -
Our Lakadong Turmeric has the maximum curcumin level and with it comes maximum health benefits. Some of its health benefits are as follows:
These are a few health benefits of honey.
Bay leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Regular inclusion of bay leaves in your diet improves overall health.
All good except your delivery partner ... they are too late
Hi Sushma, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are ecstatic that you loved our product. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, that has been an ongoing problem for us. We are trying very hard to work on it. We will continue to persevere and improve ourselves. Thank you for choosing Zizira. - Juban (Team Zizira)
Good product, bit overpriced
Hi Abdul, We are aware of our steep prices and we wish if there was a way to make everyone happy with price. Our team handpicks the high curcumin and naturally grown turmeric and then carefully processes it to make sure there is no contamination. We make sure every batch is pure and unadulterated by sending samples for testing in FSSAI approved labs. All these efforts are to make sure customers get nothing but the best quality products. Our vision is much bigger than earning profits. Zizira team is tirelessly working and facing struggles so that Meghalaya’s farmers get a bigger and better market where they will be paid fairly for their hard work and for the quality produce. Thank you so much for choosing Zizira. -Risa (Team Zizira)
Pretty good. Liked the packing a lot just as in the picture.
Hi Sheshadri, Thank you so much for shopping with us and we are delighted to know that you loved our product and packaging. -Risa (Team Zizira)
Fantastic. Great packing and awesome quality.
Amazing taste, Aroma, very interesting.
Thank you Zizira team for sharing this basket of joy and wellness from your magical state....really appreciate the community work you are doing and sharing the benefits to other parts of India. Wish you loads of success !!
Hi Harsh, So glad to know that you loved our Cheer up gift basket.:blush: Your love and support have kept us going, and we hope you continue to support us and our vision.:blush: Thank you so much for your blessings and for choosing Zizira. -Risa (product development team)