The Amazing Benefits of Dry Fruits

Ahead, we tell you more about these significant Turkish Delight ingredients

Dry fruits and nuts as we know are popular worldwide owing to their high nutritious and antioxidant properties that help maintain a healthy body and mind. Due to this, they’ve also been given the term ‘Superfoods’. This is because, consuming dry fruits even in small amounts give you all the necessary nutrients required in your diet as compared to other simpler foods. They may be small in amount, but they are packed with abundant essential minerals, proteins, vitamins, and fibre.
Along with nutritional benefits, they are also known to favourable to fight against a number of ailments, deficiencies and certain other health issues. Due to the presence of antioxidants, dry fruits are known to sharpen one’s intellect while also being capable of naturally slowing down the ageing process. Of the many dry fruits that are available in nature, we have listed below the benefits of the prominent ones that are carefully chosen to produce our delectable Turkish Delight sweets.

 

Almonds

Almonds are known to help aid digestion, protect you from heart disease, promote healthy cells, add shine to your hair and skin, lower cholesterol, blood pressure while also lowering your risk of diabetes. They are also known to put a stop to those endless cravings. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals like phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E to name a few. If you’re an almond lover, we recommend our delicious ‘Green Almond Energy’ and ‘Almond Flaked Pista’ Turkysh Delites that you will truly enjoy.


 

Pistachios

Known to be one of the world’s oldest nuts which date back to almost ten thousand years ago, pistachios – a prized food source, are loved by many. They are popular for their versatility as it can be used for cooking and baking in a majority of savouries and confection alike. They are known to be rich in protein, fibre and contain a healthy ratio of good fats. With the presence of vitamin B6, they are known to build cardiovascular health. Unlike other nuts, pistachios have lower calories. They help develop gut health as well as eye health. To get your source of pistachio goodness, we recommend trying out our ‘Double Roasted Pista Raisin’ and the ‘Coco Cocoa Pista’ delites.

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts have gained prominence in the recent past due to their unique taste that pairs well with almost every kind of confection. They are seen in a wide variety of chocolates, truffles, Turkish Delights, cakes, granola bars and more. Hazelnuts are known to have positive effects on hair and skin health. They help with hydration, adding shine, delayed ageing, and protection against harmful UV rays. They also help strengthen the heart, bones, joints, muscles and immunity while also preventing the risk of cancer. To benefit from this powerful ingredient, we recommend two of our best-selling hazelnut delites – The ‘Narnia Hazelnut Delight’ and the ‘Blue Hazelnut Love’.


Cashew Nuts

Loved by many people due to its flavour, cashew nuts make for a tasty snack. It helps aid with heart diseases, blood diseases such as anaemia, skin, hair, and eye health, prevents stones in the gallbladder, strengthens bones due to Vitamin K, promotes healthy brain activity among other benefits. It is loaded with minerals, vitamins and good fatty acids that are necessary for overall well-being. To enjoy the nutrients of this incredible food source, we recommend two of our delicious Turkysh Delites – The ‘Dry Fruit Blast’ and the ‘Assorted Cube Delights’.


Walnuts

Walnuts have a rich amount of antioxidant properties and are loaded with a maximum number of vitamins and minerals. They help prevent prostate and breast cancer while also helping build a healthier heart. Due to a large amount of good fatty acids present in walnuts, it is known to aid memory and overall brain health which also prevents depression. It also helps promote healthy hair and skin. Due to the high amount of B vitamins, walnuts are known to be a great food source that provides an instant energy boost. Our popular collection of Turkysh Delites namely the ‘Ultimate Dry Fruit’ and the ‘Assorted Rolls’ are perfect if you like walnuts.

 

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Prioritizing the sanitisation and safety

In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to the health and safety of our employees, partners, and the customers we serve.

We have adjusted our practices within our buildings through physical, virtual, and new formats for internal communications. With guidance from local authorities, and the World Health Organization (WHO), we've implemented a series of preventative health measures at our sites around the world to help keep our employees, partners, and customers safe.

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we are committed to continue making adjustments to our business as we learn more.


Temperature checks

We have mandated temperature checks at our production unit,  and delivery stations in an effort to ensure that employees, associates, partners, and support staff are healthy when they arrive at work. Anyone registering a temperature over 99.5F will be asked to return home and only come back to work after they’ve gone three days without a fever. At this point, we will be testing our staff daily

Personal protective equipment

We have masks available to our associates. All our associates are mandated to cover their nose and mouth from arrival through the departure of their shifts at our site. 

Maintaining safe distance at work


Social DistancingWe've adjusted our practices so that our teams can maintain a safer distance from co-workers. This includes eliminating stand-up meetings during shifts. Instead, business-essential information is shared via whiteboards near main areas and through conversations with managers or HR team members. 

 

Raising awareness among our associates

We are raising awareness among our associates through regular communication which includes requirements that everyone washes their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations are easily accessible throughout our building.

Raising awareness among our associates

We are raising awareness among our associates through regular communication which includes requirements that everyone washes their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations are easily accessible throughout our building.

 

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The Amazing Facts You Need To Know About The Delicious Turkish Delight

You can now buy this delectable Turkish confection online in India

Have you ever tried a sweet that you just can’t get enough of? Well, Turkish Delight is one such confection that you will love with every passing bite. Also known as lokum in Turkey, this popular classic sweet with a jelly-like consistency is synonymous to the country and loved by many.

It’s one of the oldest known sweets which dates to over 500 years. Lokum is a speciality that is enjoyed with Turkish coffee or by itself. Even today, it strikes nostalgia amongst the locals reminding them of their childhood days and it is also a popular memento that tourists take back to their homes to family and friends.

The History Behind Turkish Delight

Legend has it, a Sultan in Istanbul wanted to keep his wives and mistresses happy. To do so, he demanded the invention of a unique dessert. The confectioner thus created a gel-like starchy sweet which was topped with nuts, flavoured with rosewater and had a rubbery texture. It was due to this order that the popular Turkish Delight was born.

However, another legend states that lokum was created in the late 1700s when a confectioner to the imperial court of Istanbul named Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir heard Sultan Abdul Hamid’s demand for a soft candy since the hard candy which he earlier ate almost cracked his tooth. According to the Turkey Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan, “Ali Muhiddin Hacı Bekir had come to the imperial capital of Istanbul from the Anatolian mountain town of Kastamonu in the late 1700s to hear his emperor’s plea.” It was then that he started working on an idea in his confectioner’s kitchen which helped him land onto making this interesting dessert. By mixing corn starch, water, sugar, nuts and rosewater he created the most promising confection of Turkey to ever be born. He then dunked bite-sized chunks of this cooked sweet in powdered sugar and tasted his first-ever preparation which was an absolute delight. Initially, this indulgent sweet was also known as Rahat-ul hulkum or Rahat lokum which translates to “comfortable morsel” as it was known to soothe the throat. It was later known to be called Lokum in modern Turkish.

Since then, the Turkish Delight sweet has travelled across borders and continents as it is known to make for a unique gift. In fact, the English name – ‘Turkish Delight’ too came to be when an English traveller who brought back lokum from Turkey to his family and friends back home couldn’t pronounce its name in Arabic.

 

The legacy continues as you can still buy the famous confection from Ali Muhiddin’s shop located in Eminönü in Istanbul which is taken care of by his descendants. Although, the recipe has been altered over the years to help produce delicious varieties of the sweet with additional flavours, nuts, dry fruits, cream and chocolate, the taste still remains as good as it first was, if not better! 

The Lokum Popularity

If you’ve ever watched the Chronicles of Narnia, you would be aware that In the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the character Edmond gets tricked by The White Witch who captures him with magical Turkish Delight that she prepared using her powers in a matter of minutes. This scene from the fantasy movie led to a rise in the sales of Turkish Delights across the world.

Apart from being popular in the movies, it is also a popular item of confection for various festivals and is a significant part of celebrations.

The Variations Of Turkish Delight

Since the discovery of lokum in Turkey, there have been a number of variations that have been produced across the globe. They vary based on their ingredients which nowadays also include a lot of vegan and sugar-free alternatives. They can also be distinguished based on their flavourings, textures, shape and more. The most popular ones are rose-flavoured lokum, dry fruit lokum, fruit favoured lokum like orange and pomegranate as well as chocolate, cream and sprinkled lokum.

Turkysh Delites Now In India

If you’re a Turkish Delight lover or if you simply want to try out this delicious confection, you can now buy them online in India on https://lokum.in/. Brought to you by Niyuta Food Industries, the finest Turkysh Delites with international ingredients are now available to you. You can simply select your favourite product from the wide variety of flavours and ingredients such as dry fruits, chocolate, flaxseed, caramel, assorted, rainbow delight or even the famous Narnia Hazelnut Delight.

Next, add them to your cart with the touch of a button and wait a little while as your order is on its way to you. It’s time to bring a piece of Turkey back to your home with delectable Turkysh Delites. Apart from this, they also make for the perfect gifts as well. You can add them to gift-hampers that you would like to give to your loved ones or simply send them along with wedding and party invites. This delicious confection will be your all-time favourite pick, no matter the occasion.

 

By Nicole Valerie

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