Edible Gum। Gaundh | Gond | Gondh | Dink
What is Edible Gum ?
Edible Gum is a natural product obtained from trees and plants. It oozes from within plants, it sticks to the bark of the plant. It dries up and becomes edible gum. It is taken from various plants so the there might be slight variation in the quality. Due to it having great medicinal value, it is often used as a medicine. You can also eat it.
Edible gum is called as Kothri in Bengali, Gond in Tamil, Antu in Kannad, Majakhniram in Malyalam. It is also known as Thumma Jiguru in Telugu, Gondh and Dink in Rajasthan.
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Appearance of Edible Gum
Edible gum is white, yellow and brown crystal. It is available in the market in small crystal form.
How to use edible gum.
Edible gum is fried and used in recipes. To make these fry them, when the ghee is sufficiently hot, stir and roast it on low flame. On frying the edible gum puffs up, and when it becomes bigger in size, it puffs up.
Difference between Edible gum and Tragacanth gum
Many a people confuse between Tragacanth gum and Edible gum. It has a cool effect on the stomach whereas edible gum has a warm effect. Tragacanth gum when put in water, it puffs up and becomes gooey.
Culinary uses of Edible Gum in Recipes
Edible gum is mostly used in Panjiris and ladoos. It is also used for making chakki. Various sweets can be made from it when mixed with flour and dry fruits.
It is also given to new mothers as it improves their health . You can make recipes such as Gond ladoo, haleem ladoo, gond pak pag recipe, makhana pag, Nariyal Pag, Harira and a special panjiri where Butea Gond is added . Butea Gond also helps in the recovery of muscles of both mother and child.
Storage of Edible Gum
Keep it in an air tight container.
Do not let any moisture be there in the gum. It might turn bad due to moisture.
Make sure you use clean spoon while using it.
Where to find Edible gum
You can easily find Edible gum at any grocery store. You can even purchase it online. To store Edible gum keep it in an airtight container in a dry place.
Health Benefits of Edible Gum
Edible gum is used for making sweets as well as used for medicinal purpose. Edible gum is specially consumed during winters, it provides relief from back pain and is given to new mothers post delivery. It gives relief and rejuvenates the body.
It also helps reduce joint pains. It improves the immune system of the body.