Megha Special Combo

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    • About

      Our Megha Special Combo comes with three special produce of Zizira that are directly and naturally sourced from the terrain of Meghalaya.

      This combo is packed with these three amazing products:

      1. Lakadong Turmeric Powder (150g)
      2. Mawsynram Honey (300g)
      3. Lakadong Mirch (50g)

      What is 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.

      What is Curcumin?

      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.

      What Are We Doing to Ensure its Quality?

      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:

      1. Responsible Sourcing- We term it responsible because we work directly with the farmers who are well aware of pure Lakadong Turmeric and this is where we emphasize on the purity and quality.
      2. 100% assured safe Zizira Lakadong Turmeric- We have taken a more critical measure towards our mission of providing safe, clean and pure Lakadong Turmeric. Our turmeric undergoes quality control tests from MSK private limited who provides us with the test report to ensure us that it is free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals.
      3. Zero Adulteration: To ensure that our customers receive a zero adulteration Lakadong Turmeric, we follow in-house processing which involves the following steps:
      • Step 1. Freshly harvested Lakadong turmeric rhizomes are separated to remove dirt
      • Step 2. Rhizomes are soaked in clean water for 10 minutes to loosen dirt
      • Step 3. Then they are triple washed to ensure squeakier clean rhizomes
      • Step 4. Cleaned rhizomes then go to food-grade containers to drain off excess water
      • Step 5. The rhizomes are then moved to mechanized slicers for slicing
      • Step 6. Turmeric slices are then placed in bamboo trays and moved to drying chambers
      • Step 7. We use the solar dryer for drying the turmeric. The temperature of the dryer is maintained between 50 degree Celsius to 65 degree Celsius
      • Step 8. Dried slices which are now at zero moisture (using moisture meter) are fed to the mechanized grinder for grinding and sieving process
      • Step 9. Packed in airtight bio-degradable pouches along with food-grade oxygen absorbers and silica gel for longer shelf-life

      What Is the Shelf-life of Lakadong Turmeric?

      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.

      What is Mawsynram Honey?

      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.

      How Are the Bees Reared?

      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.

      Why Does Pure Raw Honey Undergo Crystallization Process?

      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.

      A simple way to decrystallize it is by keeping the jar in warm water or keeping it under the sun before its utilization.

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      Did you know, Zizira honey crystallizes quickly within 3-4 weeks after extraction and bottling? Do you know why? It is a popular misconception that crystallization of honey is a sign of poor quality and adulteration. In reality, crystallization is a sign of good quality honey. It happens because of the natural chemical composition of honey. Honey has carbohydrates, and carbohydrates contain glucose and fructose. Water holds glucose and fructose together to form a suspension, which is why we get the smooth drippy texture of honey. Glucose is less soluble in water compared to fructose. If the honey contains more glucose than fructose, it will crystallize faster than the honey which contains more of fructose. Another factor which causes crystallization is 'temperature.' The colder the climate, the faster honey crystallizes. Hence, if your honey crystallises, you should be happy because it is a sign that the honey is pure, raw and unpasteurized. I'll share with you, how to decrystallize honey soon. 😊 #honey #bees #bee #beekeeping #madu #honeybee #honeycomb #beekeeper #love #nature #honeybees #rawhoney #food #maduasli #natural #beehive #k #healthyfood #skincare #healthy #organic #miel #foodie #purehoney #miele #beekeepers #apiary #homemade

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      What Is the Shelf-life of Honey?

      Raw honey does not expire but the crystallization process can change the colour and taste of the honey which is a natural process that can easily be resolved.

      What is Lakadong Mirch?

      Lakadong Mirch is a blend that helps you escape the snacking habit and increase metabolism. It is a composition of flavorful ingredients such as Lakadong turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, Szechuan, bhut jolokia and stevia. As the name suggests, “Mirch” is due to the presence of Bhut jolokia which has a high capsaicin content that makes the chilli extremely hot.

      The ingredients in the blend are directly and naturally sourced from the traditional farmers of Meghalaya who loves to serve you and us the best.

      Note: The blend can form a slimy or sticky texture when it is mixed with a liquid.

      Why Does Lakadong Mirch Form a Slimy/Sticky Texture?

      All our products have minimally processed ingredients. They are processed in-house to maintain their purity and quality. The fibrous nature of these ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon is the reason behind the sticky texture of the blend. Consumption of this slimy/sticky blend is absolutely fine.

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      If your Lakadong blends are appearing stringy or slimy, then you need to know this….😮 . . All our ingredients are minimally processed using small scale machines making sure that these do not lose its nutrients, essential oils and antioxidants. It is opposite of how factories process food. . . Why are we sharing this? The stringy texture of Lakadong Ker golden milk is because our ingredients are minimally processed. So, the fibrous nature of some of the ingredients like Ginger and Black Cardamom is causing the stringiness. To avoid this, you only have to change the way you take it. . . So how do you take it? ✔️Add 1/3 tsp of Lakadong Ker in cup ✔️Add 250ml warm milk or water ✔️Stir for a minute ✔️Add your choice of sweetener (honey, sugar, jaggery) ✔️Use a sieve if you don’t prefer consuming it ✔️Serve warm. Enjoy 😍 . . . . . #lakadongker #goldenmilk #haldidoodh #turmericheals #turmericmilk #lakadongturmeric #turmerichealth #highcurcumin #turmericcurcumin #haldimilk #healthyliving #turmericbenefits

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      You can follow our recipe in the “Uses” section to reduce the sliminess of this blend.

      What Is the Shelf-life of Lakadong Mirch?

      This blend can last up to twelve months if it is properly stored. The blend does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.


      Lakadong Turmeric

      Used for generations for multiple medicinal purposes, high curcumin Lakadong turmeric is bright yellowish-orange in colour, fresh with strong earthy and subtly flavour filled with a pleasant fruity aroma that makes it one of the finest turmerics in the world and health watchers’ favourite.

      Mawsynram Honey

      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.

      Lakadong Mirch- A Lakadong Turmeric blend with a spicy twist

      Carefully selected ingredients are combined together to obtain this beautiful bright yellow blend that is full of flavour. The high capsaisin level in Bhut jolokia gives it a punch of spiciness followed by a warmth flavour of the other spices. It is loaded with a strong aroma that is pleasing and distinct.

      What’s special about Lakadong Turmeric?

      • Lakadong turmeric is known for its high Curcumin level. Many other varieties of turmeric have 3-5% curcumin content whereas our Lakadong turmeric has curcumin ranging from 7% to 12.32%. This makes the turmeric most beneficial for our health.
      • Zizira sources it from remote parts of Meghalaya directly from the farmers who follow traditional practices without using chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers.
      • We also get each batch of our products tested in FSSAI approved labs to make sure it is not contaminated or adulterated after processing. We go the extra mile to make sure that our products are authentic and pure.

      What's Special About Mawsynram Honey?

      • Zizira’s Mawsynram Honey is pure, natural, raw and unprocessed. It has been tested free of artificial additives, colouring agents or preservative. Its colour & flavour depends directly on the source (various flowers) of the nectar.
      • Obtained from the traditional beekeepers of Meghalaya with years of indigenous knowledge, Zizira's pure Mawsynram Honey is obtained from sun-soaked pollens and nectar collected by bees during summers and winters.
      • The beekeepers plant the flowers that the bees love or place the hive in a habitat filled with a variety of flowers and trees. Hence the flavour of this honey comes from these flowers that grow naturally around the bee's nest.
      • Rainfall and micro-climate affect the flowers growing every season which gives the honey a unique identity.
      • Local folks from Meghalaya love this honey for its delightful taste and for its multiple all-around uses.

      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:

      • Knowing where our ingredients come from- We deeply care about where each and every ingredient we use comes from. Over the years our team has been able to build up relations with the ethical farmers and beekeepers of Meghalaya and what is important is that we give importance to providing pure and safe products to our customers.
      • Evaluation of ingredients- To provide our customers with the best products, we make sure to select the absolute best ingredients with maximum quality. Both our team and our farmer partners share the same mission and we prioritize on the long-term health of the land. The land is free from all unwanted artificial additives such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers and insecticides resulting in safe and pure ingredients.
      • Product safety- In the processing of food, we are aware of hazards that can creep in. We do not take chances with any kind of hazard – physical, chemical, or biological. We take every necessary precaution to control them at every critical point in our food processing facility. That is what we are doing with every new harvest of each and every ingredient that we use.
      • Credible, safe and wholesome- We follow a similar process for all of Zizira's products. Credible, high standard quality maintenance without excuses. We understand that the choices we make and who we work with, partner with, what and how we serve can make a difference. We believe that our continued effort and diligent work will contribute to the health of our customers, to the prosperity of the farmers as they revive and regenerate traditional farming practices.

      What’s Special About Lakadong Mirch?

      • Lakdong Mirch is one of the Lakadong turmeric blends we have. The blend is a flavorful combination of ingredients such as our very own Lakadong turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger, Szechuan and Stevia.
      • All these ingredients are natural and directly sourced from farmers of Meghalaya who uses the traditional method of farming without the addition of external additives such as pesticides and fertilizers.
      • The high level of capsaicin in the Lakadong Mirch increases metabolism and can suppress appetite. It’s a quick and easy drink that will distract you from snacking and pep up your energy level.
    • Health Benefits

      Health benefits of Lakadong Turmeric

      Our Lakadong Turmeric has the maximum curcumin level and with it comes maximum health benefits. Some of its health benefits are as follows:

      1. Helps in reducing inflammation- Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that helps the body to fight against foreign substances. Without inflammation in the body, bacteria and germs can easily take over the body and lead to chronic diseases. Therefore, whatever substance that can help in treating chronic inflammation is of utmost importance. Curcumin is one of them and is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance that can fight chronic inflammation at a higher level.
      2. Increase antioxidant capacity- The main reason as to why antioxidants are extremely beneficial for the body is because it protects it from the substance that causes damage to the cells in our body. Curcumin will help in boosting our body’s own antioxidant defences.
      3. Lowers the risk of brain diseases- In our brain, there is a growth hormone that helps the brain to function. Many brain diseases are due to the decreased levels of this specific substance. Curcumin can help in increasing the levels of this substance and may help in lowering the risk of brain diseases and improves memory.
      4. Improve skin health- Due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities, turmeric may help in the treatment of skin conditions such as acne. It also helps in speeding tissue repair.
      5. It may aid your digestion- The properties in it plays an important role in digesting food and contributes to healthy digestion.

      5 Health benefits of curcumin

      Health benefits of honey

      1. A good source of antioxidants- It contains many plant chemicals that act as antioxidants. These antioxidants help in protecting the cells of the body from getting damaged. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods may help in reducing the risk of rare diseases.
      2. Antibacterial and antifungal properties- These properties in it helps in killing unwanted bacteria that enters the body. It contains a substance in it that acts as an antiseptic.
      3. Helps in healing wounds- Raw honey is effective in killing germs and aid in repairing tissues. It will enhance the healing time and lower risk of infections.
      4. Soothes sore throat- It is an old remedy that helps in relieving sore throat. It also helps in suppressing cough.
      5. Treating diarrhoea - Raw honey helps in reducing the symptoms of diarrhoea as it soothes the effect of digestions. It will help in treating mild diarrhoea in both children and adults. It helps in nourishing the good bacteria that are present in the intestines which are not only beneficial for digestion but our overall health.
      6. Useful in weight management- Honey may help in burning out body fats even while sleeping. It will help in increasing the metabolism which in turn helps in reducing weight.
      7. Protecting the brain- Honey has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activities in it that is beneficial for the brain. It protects it from damage caused by exposure to lead and some of the constituents in it also helps in fighting inflammation in the brain.
      8. Nutritious- Honey contains various nutrients in it that makes it a healthy addition to your diet. The nutrition in it varies with the environments and depends on the types of flowers the bees collect their nectar from. But it still contains healthy compounds such as amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins in it. Honey also contains natural sugars which makes it a healthier option than sugar.
      9. Increase athletic performance- Honey is good or is even better than glucose, sugar, or water in boosting the energy of athletes. It is a great source of carbohydrates and sugar and it helps in maintaining glycogen (helps in storing energy) levels and improves recovery time as compared to other sweeteners.
      10. Honey is better than sugar for diabetics- Honey increases blood sugar levels less as compared to sugar and it may also lower inflammation, fat levels and bad cholesterol, it is possibly a healthier option for people with diabetes but it should still be consumed with caution.

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      Most of us love honey, it is sweet, tasty and full of incredible healing benefits. Honey is unlike sugar, artificial sweeteners or syrups, it is loaded with nutrition. . . Honey is rich in natural minerals and vitamins that include vitamin B complex, Vitamins E and C. . . So what exactly are these health benefits of honey? . . ✔Honey is an energy booster: Honey is rich in carbohydrates, providing 17 grams of carbs per tablespoon. You can use honey in tea or fruit smoothies for a quick energy boost in the morning . . . ✔Honey is an anti-bacterial: According to studies, honey bees add enzymes that makes hydrogen peroxide. You can use it to heal wounds and cuts. . . ✔Honey is a natural skin healer: The moisture in honey will help heal your skin by protecting it from dirt. It is also effective for healing acne and scars. You can use honey as a face mask or an exfoliating scrub. After applying it to your skin, you can wash your face with water to get rid of all the dirt. . . ✔Honey for healing cough: Honey can be used as a natural remedy to combat cough symptoms and sore throat. Use honey with warm water and lemon to soothe your throat. . . ✔Honey is an anti-allergen:Natural honey contains traces of pollen which is why it acts as a natural vaccine and the body gets immunity. This allows the body to build a defense system against pollens. If you are suffering from a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes or itchy throat, you can start the healing process by taking a spoonful of honey. How do you use honey daily?😊

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      Health Benefits of Lakadong Mirch

      Our Lakadong Mirch is a blend consisting of amazing ingredients that will provide many health benefits. Some of its health benefits are as follows:

      1. Helps in reducing inflammation- Because of the presence of Lakadong turmeric and ginger in it, the high curcumin level and the gingerol content will help in reducing chronic inflammations.
      2. Helps open clogged nasal passage- The presence of bhut jolokia chilli in it, the blend has a spicy taste which increases the production of saliva and relieves clogged nasal passage.
      3. Help lose weight- This blend may help in cutting down weight by speeding up metabolism.
      4. Rich in antioxidants- The ingredients in the blend are all rich in antioxidants that help in protecting the cell of the body from getting damaged.
      5. Boost the immunity- The anti-viral properties of the ingredients in this blend may help in boosting the immunity and keep the body healthy and fit.
    • Uses

      Here are the 10 ways you can use Lakadong Turmeric

      1. Golden milk: Infuse turmeric in boiling milk along with other spices like cinnamon, black pepper to extract the goodness of curcumin in the turmeric. Black pepper helps the body to absorb curcumin better.
      2. Golden honey: Turmeric is used to avoid certain sicknesses like the flu and cold. Mix turmeric powder and raw honey for a perfect Golden Honey remedy.
      3. Heal bruises: If you have a black eye, bruises or swelling apply a very basic turmeric paste to your eye. Notice a big difference within an hour, especially a reduction in the swelling.
      4. Create your own Turmeric Tea for healthy tea: Add 1tsp of Turmeric powder, 1tsp of Black pepper powder to a cup of boiling water. 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil, 3 slices of raw ginger and cinnamon for flavour. Stir them together and enjoy your cup of turmeric tea.
      5. Turmeric cake: If you love baking, you should try baking turmeric cake. It is a simple and delicious cake to bake especially if you are a vegan. You should try this out and surprise yourself. Make turmeric leaf cakes by steaming rice with grated coconut, rice and jaggery wrapped in turmeric leaves.
      6. Face mask: Use organic turmeric paste to fight pimples and breakouts. Regular use can also clear acne, scars and inflammation. It is a great exfoliator and gives a youthful glow to the skin.
      7. Soaps and shampoos: Turmeric soap can be interesting to make. You can add turmeric and other natural ingredients like calendula, coconut, lemongrass, amla and others. These are beneficial for the hair and cleanses your skin.
      8. Toothpaste for teeth whitening: Stop looking for that branded product and head straight to the pantry and find an ingredient that whitens teeth naturally.
      9. First aid for pets: 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.
      10. Pests repellent: Turmeric is a favourite food for us, but ants and other pests hate it. They avoid totter around it. To repel pests, especially ants, simply sprinkle turmeric powder around the corner, or anywhere near the ant traces.

      Here are 10 ways you can use our honey

      Whether you are preparing a garnish or topping a cheesecake, Zizira’s honey is a seamless compliment. Whichever way you use this honey, it will tingle your taste buds.

      1. Honey citrus syrups for soothing sore throat and cold- Mix a tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of lemon juice together and consume it daily for soothing sore throat and cold.
      2. Ginger honey for stomach issues- Mix a tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of ginger powder or ginger juice together. You can add this to your teas or consume it directly to get relief from stomach issues.
      3. Honey as a moisturizer for cracked heels- Warm two tablespoons of honey and add one tablespoon of milk to it. Gently mix it and add 1 teaspoon of orange juice/lemon juice to it. Mix it properly and apply it on the affected area massaging it for a few minutes and leaving it for 45 minutes and rinse. Do this twice a day for better results.
      4. Honey and brown sugar for dry skin- The texture of brown sugar makes it ideal for the removal of dead skin. Mix 1 teaspoon of brown sugar with a tablespoon of honey along with a few drops of olive oil/coconut oil to it. Apply this mixture on your skin and gently massage for a few minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
      5. Honey and coconut water for sore muscles- Coconut water helps in dehydration which is the main reason for sore muscles. Adding a teaspoon of honey to it with a few drops of lemon juice will increase the effect of coconut juice and helps in overcoming dehydration.
      6. Honey and turmeric for oral ulcers- Mixing a teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder together and applying this mixture to sore gums may help in relieving it from pain.
      7. Honey mask for oily hair- This mask incorporates an egg yolk and a tablespoon of honey. Mix them together and apply this all over your hair from roots to tips. Leave it for 1 hour and rinse it with warm water.
      8. Honey spread- Snack it from the jar and use it as a spread on bread, buns, or slices of cakes. It is an awesome pair for baking your favourite cakes substituting your sugar with it.
      9. Honey drizzle- Drizzle the honey over your favourite desserts and fruits. It will give your oatmeal that extra sweetness needed along with a whole bunch of healthy goodness.
      10. Honey as a sweetener- Add a teaspoon of honey as a natural sweetener in your favourite drinks such as juices, golden milk, coffee, or teas.

  • Here are 10 ways you can use Lakadong Mirch

    1. Make Golden Milk with Lakadong Mirch- First, add 1/4 tsp of Lakadong Mirch in a cup. Then add 250ml of warm water or milk and you can even use ice-cold juice. Stir for a minute. Add your choice of sweetener (optional since it already contains stevia). Enjoy it warm or ice cold.
    2. Warm Up Your Winter with a Spicy Turmeric Hot Chocolate - What You Need - 2 Cups Milk (Of Your Choice) 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder, 1 Tbsp. Lakadong Mirch, 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup/Honey
    3. Create your own flavoured water.
    4. Make your own iced tea by adding this blend to flavour it.
    5. Add Lakadong Mirch to pineapple juice or any other type of juices for that hint of spiciness.
    6. You can flavour your coconut water using Lakadong Mirch.
    7. Add this blend to your dal or other curries and enjoy the spicy taste.
    8. Use Lakadong Mirch to make a healthy spicy omelette.
    9. Try Spicy Turmeric Oven-baked potato fries.
    10. Make your own spicy Turmeric Rice.