Meghalaya’s golden spice Lakadong Turmeric has now gone international.
The Lakadong Turmeric has been launched in the USA through Nutraceutical company, Mt. Meru Medicines.
The product was launched via video conference by chief minister Conrad K Sangma from Meghalaya with Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar from New Delhi and representatives of the Nutraceutical company.
The Meghalaya chief minister, who tested positive for Covid19 on December 11, is still under home quarantine.
“Happy to launch Lakadong Turmeric through Neutraceutical company Mt. Meru Medicines in #USA via VC with Hon’ble Union Agriculture Minister, Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar Ji,” Sangma said on his Twitter handle.
Sangma said Mt. Meru Medicines is collaborating with Lakadong farmers for using Lakadong Turmeric in its formulation.
“Mt. Meru Medicines is the Neutraceutical company in the world to use #Lakadong turmeric in its formulation. This is the culmination of the partnerships built through North East Food Show and #SIAL that gave the opportunity for our farmers, entrepreneurs and investors to connect,” Sangma added.
The famous turmeric earned the name, Lakadong from Lakadong village in Jaiñtia Hills of Meghalaya.
The farmers of Lakadong village and nearby villages have been cultivating and producing this well-known spice extensively.