Turmeric is a flowering plant. Especially its most active compound, curcumin — have many scientifically proven health benefits, such as improve heart health, fight against Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidan.
Lakadong Turmeric is a special turmeric variety from a place called ‘Lakadong’, in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its medicinal qualities.
Lakadong turmeric has a bright, golden yellow hue that can only come from the high curcumin content. This gives the food that rich and appealing deep yellow colour that gourmets appreciate.
Known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, great source of antioxidants, known to regulate blood pressure, helps in regulating cholesterol, helps boost immune system, and has antimicrobial properties.
Alleppy turmeric is a deep orange-yellow in colour and has a strong flavour and around 5% curcumin content. This is the best variety to use in cooking when the true flavour of turmeric is desired.
It is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It is commonly used to disinfect cuts and burns and to treat arthritis. It is also thought to help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer.
Madras Turmeric is pale yellow, has a Curcumin content on average of 3.5% and is the one most commonly seen in supermarkets. Madras Turmeric is best used when a bright yellow colour is wanted (say in pickles) and only a very mild flavour.
Erode Turmeric is known for the high Curcumin content which is a natural food coloring agent as approved by WHO.
Erode Turmeric has about 90 percentage of Curcumin content for which it is most sought after. It is also known for its high medicinal value and taste.
Sangli turmeric is well known as a saffron coloured culinary spice. Generally the colour of turmeric rhizomes is different from inside and outside but in Sangli district because of soil, the colour of sangli turmeric rhizome remains same from inside and outside
Being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimalarial, antiparasitic, it heals wounds, boosts immunity, combats diabetes, obesity, neurological and psychiatric disorders and lowers cholesterol plaque.