Lakadong gold got its name from its bright and beautiful colour “Gold”. It was introduced as a tea blend and as a basic need for all those who favoured a healthy form of tea. The blend is a very basic one comprising of our very basic ingredients that are full of benefits.
This basic yet beneficial blend is a combination of amazing ingredients that are directly and traditionally sourced from our farmers. It consists of our very own Lakadong turmeric, Ginger, and Black pepper.
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. Curcumin in it is responsible for its bright yellowish-orange colour along with its incredible medicinal properties. This component also determines its valve. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher the value.
Ginger- Ginger 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 medicines since ancient times.
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 emanates from the berries of the tropical Piper nigrum vine, one among 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 also works by supporting the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system.
Note: The blend can form a slimy or sticky texture when it is mixed with a liquid.
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:
Step 1- Freshly harvested ingredients are separated from any kind of foreign matter such as dirt, soil, pebbles, etc.
Step 2- In the case of Lakadong rhizomes and ginger rhizomes, they are soaked in clean water for ten minutes to loosen the dirt from it. They undergo triple washing and are transferred to a food-grade container to drain off excess water.
Step 3- The turmeric and ginger rhizomes are then sliced using mechanical slicers and are placed on bamboo trays for drying. The other ingredients as well are uniformly laid on bamboo trays and are kept for drying to remove the unwanted moisture content and pathogens from them.
Step 4- 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 5- The ingredients that are free from moisture and pathogens are fed to mechanized grinders for uniform grinding and are finally passed through sieves for uniformity of powdered particles.
Step 6- The final step followed in our in-house processing is packing our products in glass bottles and sustainable pouches along with food-grade oxygen absorbers and silica gel for maintaining the shelf-life of the products.
Our Lakadong Gold 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 Lakadong Gold 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.
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, cardamom, cinnamon is the reason behind the sticky texture of the blend. Consumption of this slimy/sticky blend is absolutely fine.https://www.instagram.com/p/B-wx5hhpgMf/
Our Lakadong Gold has been created as a basic tea blend for someone who prefers the addition of healthy ingredients in their tea. Therefore, our Lakadong Gold was formulated with the purpose of it being a golden tea blend as well as basic golden milk made with the famous Lakadong turmeric from the hills of Meghalaya.
It has a strong pleasant flavour accompanied by a hint of pungency from the ginger. Perfect addition in your morning and evening teas as well as in milk. A must-have in every Indian kitchen. This blend will transform your simple tea or milk into a beautiful yet extremely beneficial health drink that comes with strong flavours and the feeling that accompanies with it is remarkably satisfying.
The bright and beautiful yellow powder is loaded with the goodness of natural ingredients that makes your cup of tea or milk rich, appealing, and extremely healthy. Once you open the lid, you will be delighted by its pleasant and flavoursome aroma that sizzles in the air and lingers in the mouth.
A perfect natural tea blend that can be enjoyed all the year-round and is a perfect drink to relish before a goodnight sleep.
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. This blend has been formulated by combining the goodness of such natural ingredients that have been well chosen by our ethical farmers.
The extra mile
Our Lakadong Gold has a maximum level of curcumin and other active components such as gingerol and piperine in it. These ingredients also come with maximum health benefits. Some of its health benefits are as follows:
Curcumin, gingerol and piperine are powerful anti-inflammatory substances that can suppress inflammation and fight chronic inflammation at a higher level.
Here are a few recipes that we have created using our very own Lakadong Gold.
1. Lakdong Gold healthy tea