Lakadong ‘Heirloom’ Turmeric
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Lakadong is an incredibly potent heritage turmeric variety with a whopping 9.8% curcumin content vs an average of 1-2% in other turmeric varieties. This is literally gold standard, so a few teaspoons in your everyday meals will work wonders. Cook delightful curries, bake desserts, stir into a cup of hot milk or apply it on your face for glowing skin.
ORIGIN: Mulieh, West Jaintia Hills, India
A small women farmer community in Mulieh village & its surrounds traditionally grows & hand processes the world’s most medicinal turmeric variety. Lakadong turmeric stands out in potency, colour & flavour among the numerous turmeric varieties that are grown in India. Typical to every farm in the village, a diverse variety of pumpkin & chayotes are nurtured alongside lakadong turmeric plants. Khasi mandarins & maize are scattered across the farm, while pomelos and tamarillo trees are grown on the periphery. Farmyard manure is added to the already fertile mountain soil of West Jaintia Hills that receives abundant rainfall.
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Lakadong Turmeric Candied Lemon Cake
It is tart & so well balanced on sugar, it is fluffy yet moist. Chef Kobi Brown shares this stunningly simple recipe that can be served as is or with turmeric infused lemon...