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Meghalaya’s golden spice, Lakadong Turmeric, has now gone international.
The Lakadong Turmeric was launched in the United States of America (USA) through Nutraceutical company, Mt. Meru Medicines.
The product was launched via Video Conference (VC) by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and representatives of the Nutraceutical company.
The Meghalaya Chief Minister, who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 11, is still under home quarantine.
“Happy to launch Lakadong Turmeric through Nutraceutical company Mt. Meru Medicines in the USA via VC with Honourable Union Agriculture Minister, Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar Ji,” Sangma said.
Sangma also said that Mt. Meru Medicines is collaborating with farmers from Meghalaya for the usage of Lakadong Turmeric in its formulation.
“Mt. Meru Medicines is the Nutraceutical 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 allowed our farmers, entrepreneurs and investors to connect,” Sangma added.
The farmers of Lakadong village and nearby villages have been cultivating and producing this well-known spice extensively.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)