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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.
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.
Bird’s eye chillies are common chillies of India. They are hot but decent enough to be used regularly in Indian meals.
They are grown organically widely in Meghalaya and provide great taste to your meals.
In March the field is made ready, by clearing and burning the foliage and in April the field is ploughed and the seeds planted.
By June the saplings are ready to be transplanted. September is the month that the bird’s eye chilli is ready for harvesting! All of the six months, that is all. Extra hands are hired only during the planting and harvesting months.
Bird’s Eye Dry chilli grows in plenty in Northeast India. It is called ‘sohmynken khnai’ in the local Khasi language, the literal translation is ‘mouse chilli’, because of the small size.
It is also known as Thai pepper. It falls in the list of world’s hottest chillies with the hotness of 50,000 to 100,000 heat units.
Some say the Bird’s Eye Chilli gets this name from the fact that chilli seeds look similar to the eyes of a bird. It is also said that it is called Bird’s eye chilli because birds widely spread the chilli seeds across different regions. It grows in North East India and in some parts of Kerala where it is known as Kanthari Mulaka.
This chilli is hot and pungent. It uplifts the delicacy of a dish by adding a certain zing, colour, and flavour to it. Bird’s eye chilli is high in Capsaicin which creates its primary taste.
The shelf-life of dry chillies does not get much affected by time. Whole chillies and chilli flakes are more durable, retaining good flavours for up to twelve months if they are properly stored.
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.
Bird’s eye chillies come in different colours, including vibrant red, green, yellow, and orange. Sometimes, you will also find black or purple varieties of these peppers.
Bird’s eye chillies are on the slightly milder side, because of this you will be able to taste some subtle flavours, not just the heat. With every bird’s eye chilli, you will get hints of fruit-like flavours. If you taste a bird’s eye while it is still green, it will taste extra sour and citrusy while the dried flakes are a little pungent.
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. This gift basket is loaded with the goodness of natural ingredients that have been well chosen by our ethical farmers.
Known as the 'little red devil', as the name suggests, adding this chilli into anything you cook will give it an overwhelming punch. On the Scoville scale, the rate between 50,000 and 100,000 Scoville units. They are hot but decent enough to be used regularly in Indian meals. It is grown traditionally by the 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.
Capsaicin is a chemical compound that helps to heal stomach ulcers and indigestion. It helps in controlling flatulence. Bird’s eye chilli also keeps blood pressure and cholesterol level in check. There are traditional remedies for arthritis pain which use a bird’s eye chilli. Eating this chilli increases the metabolism rate and hence helps in weight-loss. It is also used to treat bruises and swelling by some people.
Hot Chilli Peppers are known to have the following health benefits.
Bird’s eye chilli powder can be used for any curry-based dishes and give them a hot spicy punch
Try out this easy recipe. Unleash your creativity in choosing what goes into the salad and its dressing. Innovate and enjoy every crunch!