ISLAMABAD: `Imli and Aaloo Bukhara’ drink is a perfect drink to beat the heat of hot month of Ramzan and a much healthier alternative to carbonated colas.
`Imli and Aaloo Bukhara’ are consumed in Ramzan for its cooling effect as well as for other nutritional qualities.
`Imli’ (Tamarind) contains many volatile phytochemicals such as limonene, geraniol, safrole, cinnamic acid, methyl salicylate, pyrazine and alkylthiazoles. Together, these compounds account for the medicinal properties of tamarind.
Accoring to a health expert “The health benefits of `Imli'(Tamarind) have been well-studied and include the ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body, improve eye health, boost respiratory health, heal skin conditions, improve the digestive system, relieve pain, increase the strength of the immune system, reduce fever, lower cholesterol to improve cardiovascular health, treat piles, prevent cancer, and even protect children against parasites and worms.”
`Aaloo Bukhara’ (Plum) is a good source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B-6 and vitamin E. The minerals present in plums include potassium, fluoride, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc.
Plums also supply dietary fiber and offer very low calories without any harmful fat.
The blend of these two amazingly nutritional fruits provide a complete nutrition at Iftar time to boost energy.
A house-wife Sana batool said,” I have tried `Imli and Aaloo bukhara’ drink,its very refreshing in the hot summer months,specially in Ramzan.its very tasty and a much healthier alternative to colas.My family love to have this drink at Iftar time.”
A `Imli and Aaloo Bukhara’ drink stall holder Amjad Ali at super market said,” Its taste is divine and one will fail to stop hands once he taste it. It is a perfect drink for Ramzan.In Ramzan people take away the drink to home for Iftar.”
“`Imli and Aaloo Bukhara’ drink is a perfect blend of tamarind, dried plums, caster sugar, black salt, sugar, and crushed ice.” He added. -APP