Aam (Mango) Ka Murabba Recipe & Health Benefits
Aam Ka Murabba (Mango Murabba) is a favorite stuff for kids. It is a delicious recipe especially prepared out of unripe and non-fibrous mangoes. It can be prepared in the mango season and preserved for the entire year. It can act as a sweet retreat after every meal.
Mango Murabba Recipe
There are various recipes of Mango Murabba. We need the following ingredients to make the basic Mango Murabba.
|Unripe Mangoes||1 Kg|
|Common Salt||2 tsp.|
|Citric Acid||A few drops|
|Cardamom (Elachi)||4 to 10|
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Wash the mangoes properly and soak them in water for minimum 12 hours.
- Remove them from water and dry them well.
- Peel off the skin and cut the peeled mangoes into large pieces.
- Make holes in the pieces with the help of fork.
- Take adequate quantity of water in a utensil to submerge the cut pieces of mangoes and add salt to it.
- Soak the mango pieces in the salt water for around 12 hours.
- Remove the slices from salt water, wash them well and put them in a strainer to drain out the excess water.
- Add sugar and citric acid to water and boil the mango slices in it until one-thread consistency.
- Let the slices remain submerged for 12 hours once the syrup is thick enough and slices are soft and translucent.
- Remove the tender slices from the syrup and add crushed cardamom seeds to it.
- Boil it to one-thread consistency.
- Remove it from heat and cool in room temperature.
Mango Murabba is ready to be eaten and preserved. You can add KEWRA essence or saffron for a nice flavor. You can also top it up with roasted or blanched almonds.
Health Benefits of Mango Murabba
Mango has an array of health benefits to offer. Therefore, mango Murabba can be a great option for availing the beneficial perspective of mangoes throughout the year. It has great medicinal uses as well.
Mangoes fight mainly four types of cancer namely breast, prostate, leukemia and colon cancer. The antioxidants present in mangoes like gallic acid, isoquercitrin, fisetin, methylgallat, quercetin and astragallin protect the body against the four types of cancers mentioned above.
Mango Murabba can lower serum cholesterol levels because they have high content of pectin, vitamin C and fibers. Mango murabbas can be quite effective in keeping your cholesterol level under control round the year.
Proper alkalization of body is taken care of by mangoes. Mango has a rich content of malic acid and tartaric acid and a trace amount of citric acid. These natural acids help in maintaining the conventional alkali reserve of the body.
As you know, vitamin A is good for eyes. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A, in fact, one cup of sliced mango equals to 25 per cent of vitamin A. They help in prevention of night blindness, cure the problem of dry eyes and help in the promotion of good eyesight.
Any recipe of mango proves to be beneficial in terms of enhancing vitality in men. Mango can be termed as ‘love fruit’ otherwise.
Mango Murabba is a great aid for digestion. It contains protein-digesting enzymes. Its fiber content also enhances the digestion process by contributing to the elimination step, which is a vital method in the entire digestive process.
Mangoes boost and strengthen the immune system. There are twenty-five types of carotenoids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which cumulatively contribute to keeping the immune system healthy and going.
Memory and concentration
Glutamine acid present in mangoes helps in the enhancement of both memory and concentration by keeping the brain cells lively. Thus, anyone with memory disorder can rely on mango murabba for sharpening his or her memory as well as concentration.
Mango murabba are rich in iron. Therefore, they act as natural remedy for people suffering from anemia. You can have mango murabbas when mangoes are not available in the market.
Menopausal women can have mangoes for restoration of iron and calcium deficiencies because of high content of both iron and calcium.
Generally, two to three slices of Aam Ka murabba are enough for general benefits and as a health tonic. However, if you are willing to use it as therapeutic measure then dosage should not exceed from 50 grams per day.
Caution about Mango Murabba
The side effects of mango murabba are very rare. Some people can feel following adverse effects after consuming Mango Murabba.
- Indigestion or gastro-intestinal complaints and acidity (it occurs when mango murabba is consumed in excessive quantity)
- Headache (rare and associated with indigestion)
- Sleep disturbances (very rare and commonly associated with other problems)
- Symptoms of flu (rare)
You can avoid side effects of mango murabba by strictly following dosage of regimen as described in previous page.
Mango murabba with artificial sweetener
As mango murabba made up of artificial sweetener plays a significant role in controlling the blood sugar level, regular monitoring is important to ensure that there is no sign of hypoglycemia.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Women with gestation diabetes should avoid mango murabba having sugar content.
Sources say that it is better to avoid murabba made up of mango during pregnancy because of the chemical residue inherently present in the fruit.
Pregnant women are vulnerable to the ill effects of it, which might lead to mishaps like miscarriage or birth-associated defects.
Not much of information is available regarding consumption of mango murabba during breastfeeding.
- You should avoid using mango Murabba before and after surgery because it can affect your blood sugar level.
- If there is a known allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the components in mango or mango murabba should be absolutely avoided. Doctor’s consultation in this case is the most reliable option.
There is an extensive research going on in this aspect. Currently, there is no information available. To be on the safer side, a consultation with doctor while co-administering any prescribed medicine would be wise.