In a healthy and balanced diet and lifestyle, with general care and care for the body and organism, sugar, in all its forms and ways of ingestion, is an essential and useful ingredient in daily nutrition, which with its sweetness enhances everyday life, but, and all special moments.
The story of this natural sweetener is as old as the grapes and is well known to our ancestors, both by their original taste and aroma and by the beneficial effect on human health. It is said to be nutritious as breast milk and a real treasure trove of nutrients that help improve human health.
Today, science has proven this natural sweetener extraordinarily healthy and can be used both as food and as a medicine.
This incredible natural sweetener belongs to the group of carbohydrates, which are the most important in comparison with proteins and fats and is called “Grape Molasses.”
“Grape Molasses is an extraordinary natural product derived from the grape juice that has been partially dehydrated.”
That’s why it is a real treasure trove of essential nutrients that will help you to preserve and improve health. Experts and nutritionists confirm that it is nutritious as well as breast milk and also it is a natural energy drink that contains natural sugars, glucose, and fructose, which are immediately absorbed in the blood and then transported throughout the whole body.
The nutritionists compare the Grape Molasses as a perfect liquid remedy that can be the fastest source of energy and better health.
Also, Grape Molasses is especially important because it provides the necessary energy for working the muscles, especially the proper functioning of the heart muscle.
Grape Molasses, or “üzüm pekmezi” in Turkish is commonly made from grapes, but can also be made from different fruits including mulberries, plums, apples, pears, pomegranates and most recently Carob.
Grape Molasses is made anywhere a vineyard is seen and is most commonly used to help pregnant women recover after giving birth to help restore their blood and energy levels. Depending on the type of grape molasses and boiling periods, some differences may be found in physicochemical properties.
-100% natural product without the addition of sugars, additives, and preservatives.
-It is rich in minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, iron), vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, C, A, D), energy substances, tannins, antioxidants, grapes and fruit sugar, organic acids.
– Does not contain fat.
-It contains natural sugar – glucose immediately absorbed into the blood, and then in the whole body.
-An excellent natural remedy for the strengthening of the immune system in children, convalescents, adults, and athletes.
-It is a potent natural agent that helps with respiratory infections and helps with colds
-It helps with impaired hepatic function (jaundice, alcoholism) in psychological disorders and overweight.
-It is a 100% natural product without the addition of sugar, additives, and preservatives and it is recommended for better concentration.
-It is refreshing for patients with fever.
-Because it has antioxidant properties, it also acts anti-carcinogen and anti-vital.
-It helps in the treatment of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and depression and it is recommended for all ages.
-cramping and diarrhea, increase in mucus, sugar cravings and increase in blood sugar.
– people with diabetes should avoid eating grape molasses, so as not to spike their sugar levels.
For infants after 11 months of age: ½ teaspoon in a meal, maximum three times a week.
For children over one year: 1 teaspoon in a meal, tea or water, every day.
For adults: 1 tablespoon, 1 to 2 times a day dissolved in water or tea.
(Grape Molasses is an excellent substitute for sucrose (white sugar). One to two tablespoons is enough during the day. Can be consumed in the morning or evening, alone or dissolved in water, tea, milk or juice.)
“A quantity of 30 to 50 milliliters is sufficient to maintain immunity and an amount of 100 milliliters for recovery and renewal of the body.”
Remember: Grape Molasses of white grapes is food, and Grape Molasses of the red grapes is a cure. When eaten in the morning, this tasty concoction is a high energy provider for a full day ahead. The grape molasses contains pure sugar that is absorbed directly into the bloodstream without having to be digested. Mixed with warm water and consumed as a tonic, it is also given to people who are feeling weak or ill. Rich in natural goodness, it is locally renowned as a cure-all for colds and flu. The healing syrup is most commonly used to help pregnant women recover after giving birth, which has been a long-practiced tradition among women in Turkey. Grape molasses is a healthy sweetener containing a considerable amount of nutrients that are essential for the functioning of the body.
Brazil, India, Thailand, China, Pakistan, the United States, and Mexico are the largest producers of molasses. See the complete list below. The Data is from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Interesting to know:
The story says that Grape Molasses was first made in 1527 on the orders of Sultan Suleiman “The Magnificent” as a remedy for the recovery of his mother Ayse Hafs (commonly known for his title Valide Sultan). The Sultan was overjoyed by his healing qualities, so he decided to create a festival -one day in the spring (spring equinox) and on that day to divide grape molasses to the all the people in the capital. Turkey is now working on a project to put the grape molasses on the list of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage.
One study in Turkey on the consumption of grape molasses revealed that 61.6% of students, 66.3% of adults and 53.5% of the pregnant women included in the study ate grape molasses. Of the pregnant women sampled, 33% of them ate grape molasses before they became pregnant.
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