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Meghalaya’s Lakadong Turmeric gets GI Tag

Why is it in the news?

  • Lakadong turmeric, a product of Meghalaya, has been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • Lakadong turmeric boasts a curcumin content ranging from 7 to 12%, significantly higher than the 2 to 3% found in regular turmeric.
  • The elevated curcumin levels contribute to heightened health-aiding properties, as curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
  • Due to its rich curcumin content, Lakadong turmeric is believed to impart more vibrant colour and robust flavour to culinary dishes compared to regular turmeric.
  • It is organically grown in Meghalaya, emphasizing its natural and sustainable cultivation practices.

Additional GI Tags Conferred

  • Garo Dakmanda, a traditional dress from Meghalaya, has received the Geographical Indication tag.
  • Larnai pottery, representing the traditional pottery craft of the region, has also been awarded the GI tag.
  • Garo Chubitchi, an alcoholic beverage with cultural significance, has secured the Geographical Indication tag.
Geographical Indication (GI) Tag

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The GI tag is a recognition granted to products with unique qualities, characteristics, or reputation attributable to their geographical origin.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 It emphasizes the link between the product and its geographical location, highlighting the cultural and traditional aspects.

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