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Turkey is a motherland of sweets known as Rahat Lakoum. These sweets are popular all over the world now, although, they first appeared in this country. The history of this treat is very interesting, while the amount of people, who know the origin of the product is quite limited. Several centuries ago, a Turkish emperor tried eating a candy and broke a tooth. He was so angry and frustrated at the same time that he ordered to make soft sweets. Right after this event, soft and extremely delicious sweets appeared on sale in the country.
Rahat Lakoum looks like multi-colored soft and very tasty sweets that are dredged with sugar powder. There are, probably, no tourists, who don’t bring this treat along, having visited Turkey – so popular these sweets are! Nowadays, it is also possible to cook them at home. Although, homemade sweets won’t be as tasty and traditional ones, they are still very exotic and can be the highlight of any festive table. Children as well as adults adore the treat, so, no wonder, lots of recipes of Rahat Lakoum can be found on the web these days and much more of them keep emerging online.
Rahat Lakoum involves simple ingredients that can be found in any home and are always at hand. These ingredients include sugar, starch, syrup as well as diverse additives, such as dried fruit, nuts, chocolate and what not. You can experiment with the additives as you wish, but make sure the basic components remain the same. By the way, sugar is often replaced with honey, which makes the dish healthier and tastier. Sometimes, housewives prefer mixing major ingredients with fruit juices, but classic Rahat Lakoum should be of white color.
Rahat Lakoum contains much sugar, which boosts our brain activity and functioning of the body. The most useful candies are those containing natural ingredients – juices, nuts, dried fruit and honey. This is because these products are rich in vitamins and microelements our bodies need every day. What’s more, these candies improve our mood, which is a benefit in itself.
Are there are negative characteristics of these Turkish sweets? When talking about negative characteristics, we shouldn’t forget that Rahat Lakoum is a sweet treat. This means that eating too many candies may be harmful for human teeth and gastrointestinal tract. They are also strictly prohibited to people suffering from diabetes. Other people, irrespective of the age, should also consume Rahat Lakoum wisely to get the most out of the treat.