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Got a sweet tooth? Go herbal!

ANI | March 17, 2005

If you have a sweet tooth and come back disappointed every time you visit a sweet shop, a sweet maker in Lucknow now has a remedy for your cravings!

Cashing in on the emerging trend of health consciousness among the public, sweets here are made of ingredients like papaya and other items with medicinal value.

image There are also sweets made from Ayurvedic products that can act as rejuvenators, toners, digestive agents and can help those with acidity problems. Fresh, soft, munchy, the sweets displayed at the shop are tempting as they range from delicious sweets made out of fruits to pointed gourd and spinach.

"We started making sweets out of herbs and spices that are good for health, like fenugreek, spinach and cardamom, such that they tasty, too. They don't taste bitter like medicines and are healthy," said Suman Bihari, owner of the shop.

The shop also boasts of sugar-free sweets that satisfy the tastebuds without harming diabetic patients.

A K Maurya, a local and a frequent visitor, said, "Generally, people have sweets because of the taste. They are not good for your health. But these sweets are not only tasty, they have medicinal value, too."

Though priced higher than normal sweets, people flock to the shop to grab a few pieces and carry back kilogrammes of them for family members and friends.

While some of the mouth-watering sweets cost Rs 140 a kilo, others are priced as high as Rs 1,600 a kilo.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Reminds me of Stevia.

Stevia extract is plant based, but is supposed to be many times sweeter than sugar, with zero calories. Wonder if there are any herbal sweet ...

Posted by Prof. Dr. T.S. Bhupathy

Sub: Herbal Plant

A sweetener plant grown mostly in NE India, whose leaves are sweet but doesn't contain any sugar value, best for dibetic patients. These plant can ...

Posted by SL

Sub: Hii

HII. very good article...

Posted by Bhushan Nanday

Sub: whats the name of the shop?

My sasural is in Lucknow and we had no idea such a shop exists. Tx in advance.

Posted by sakhi

Sub: Herbal sweets - All good

The development of herbal sweets is an interesting development and hopefully a more healthy one too. I am personally not very much sweets inclined, but ...

Posted by TG


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