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How is Be Unfiltered Lakadong Turmeric different from your regular turmeric powder?

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

A lot of you have asked us what does lakadong turmeric mean and how is lakadong turmeric different from the pragati turmeric from the south of India or the swarn haldi from the hills of Uttarakhand or any other local turmeric powder that grows in our regions and we buy from our local shops.

We at Be Unfiltered go to the source to get you the best quality spices from all around India. We are dedicated to getting you organically grown spices which are freshly harvested (our harvest is of the same season - we don’t keep our spice warehouse loaded with spices from 2 or 3 years ago like other spice companies do, we source in small batches from small farmers) for maximum flavor, aroma and potency of the spices. Our spices are single origin as we source it from one farmer or single estate and we don’t mix the produce from two farms together.

Let’s begin with knowing about Lakadong Turmeric.

What is Lakadong Turmeric?

Lakadong is a small village in the Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya and the variety of turmeric grown in this region is termed as ‘Lakadong Turmeric’. Lakadong turmeric is a special variety of turmeric which has higher curcumin content compared to other varieties of turmeric. The curcumin content of Lakadong turmeric ranges from 7 to 9% which is significantly higher than the curcumin content found in other varieties of turmeric which ranges from 2 to 4%.

Turmeric as a spice is used in every household in India and is an irreplaceable ingredient in Indian cuisine. It is known for its medicinal properties, health benefits, aroma and the yellow color it provides in the Indian curries and dishes. This rich yellow color and the medicinal benefits are due to a component called curcumin present in turmeric.

What is curcumin?

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It is a component present in turmeric that gives turmeric its bright yellow color. Research has demonstrated that curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce inflammation and is also a very strong antioxidant. Nowadays, curcumin extract is also used in medicines and beauty products.

Consuming single origin lakadong turmeric can have good effects on the health of an individual as it has high curcumin content.

What is the difference between regular turmeric and Be Unfiltered Turmeric?

​Regular Turmeric Powder

Be Unfiltered Lakadong Turmeric Powder

A mix of various varieties of turmeric.

Lakadong variety of turmeric from Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India

Turmeric produce of multiple farms from multiple regions in India

Traceable single-origin lakadong turmeric

No certainty of curcumin content or usually ranges between 2-5%

A whopping 8.4% curcumin, tested for 100% satisfaction

No guarantee of purity

Naturally farmed without any use of chemicals or pesticides

Maybe a GMO variety of turmeric

Heirloom variety of turmeric

No guarantee of when it was harvested. Can be 3-5 years old turmeric from the warehouse.

Guaranteed fresh harvest each year

Can contain added colors for brightness or adulterants

No added colors and 0 adulteration. Lab tested for purity.

Can contain preservatives or additives to enhance the shelf life

We don’t add anything to preserve the shelf life of our single origin turmeric

Why should you buy Be Unfiltered Lakadong Turmeric?

Our lakadong turmeric powder is bursting with deep floral aroma and has a rich golden color which is a perfect indication of our turmeric being pure and unadulterated. With its high curcumin content, our turmeric is sure to provide you immense health benefits. We source our turmeric directly from the best regenerative turmeric farms in Meghalaya and deliver it to you ensuring finest quality, fresh harvest, unadulterated turmeric powder and strict quality checks. You can be assured that the turmeric we are providing you is the best that there is with all its natural oils and goodness intact.

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