There’s no doubt that summer season seems incomplete without indulging in some juicy, pulpy and delicious mangoes. Referred to as the ‘king of fruits’, mangoes can easily be considered as one of the best things the season has to offer. Be it raw or ripe – mangoes, in every form, play an important role in our daily diet during this season. While the ripe and juicy mangoes are most enjoyed as is, the raw ones are majorly used to prepare various foods and beverages.
Adding on to the list of mango-based summer recipes, we bring you a rasam-like popular Bengali dish – ‘aam jhol’ – that can be considered ideal for beating the heat in a scorching summer afternoon. Prepared with right amount of sugar and spice, aam jhol not only provides a burst of flavours to our palate, but also help to beat dehydration and several other summer-related ailments.
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Why Aam Jhol Is An Ideal Summer Dish | Health Benefits Of Aam Jhol:
Two of the most important ingredients in this recipe are – raw mangoes and mints – both of which are known to be ideal cooling agents.
Raw Mango Benefits:
Raw mangoes are fortified with vitamin C, antioxidants and host of other nutrients that are known to boost energy and immunity. Raw mangoes help treat various stomach disorders like constipation, bloating, indigestion et al.
Mint Health Benefits:
Mints are rich in antioxidants, which are known to flush out the toxins from our body and keep it well hydrated. The anti-inflammatory properties of mint are known to keep us fresh and energetic during this season. It is further stated that the menthol compound in mint helps to keep the summer-related digestive issues at bay
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This dish also includes the goodness of ‘kala namak’ or black salt. This salt has been known for its therapeutic benefits since time immemorial. It is known to protect our body from heat burns- a common problem during the summers.
This sweet-and-sour aam jhol is a common dish in almost every Bengali household during the summers. It is generally consumed after the main course to keep the stomach stress-free the whole day.
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