As the winter chill sets in, it brings with it the need for warmth and wellness. In the heart of this cozy season lies a traditional Indian delicacy – the Gond Laddu. At Desilea, we're proud to bring you this age-old treat, packed with health benefits and perfect for those nippy winter days. Let's unwrap the goodness of Gond Laddus and discover why they are more than just a sweet indulgence.
The Power-Packed Ingredients
Gond Laddus are made from edible gum (gond), wheat flour, ghee (clarified butter), organic jaggery, and an assortment of nuts and spices. This combination isn’t just for taste; each ingredient brings its own set of health benefits:
Gond (Edible Gum): Rich in calcium and protein, gond is known for its warmth-providing properties. It's great for bone health and acts as an energy booster.
Wheat Flour: A good source of fiber, wheat flour adds substance and helps in keeping the body insulated during the cold.
Ghee: Not only does it enhance flavor, but ghee also aids in digestion and brings a warming effect to the body. It’s also excellent for joint health. Ghee is filled with healthy fats and is known to strengthen the immune system.
Organic Jaggery: A natural sweetener, jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium, which boost immunity. Jaggery is rich in iron and a better option than refined sugar.
Dried Ginger – Benefits of ginger are known all over the world. Dried ginger also known as saunth in Hindi, helps accelerate digestion and aids weight loss. It also keeps you warm from the inside which is much needed in this cold weather. Ginger is filled with anti-inflammatory properties and helps the body combat cough and cold. Ginger has been proven to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar as well.
Nuts and Spices: Almonds, cashews, and spices like cardamom not only add crunch and flavor but also supply essential nutrients and help in maintaining body temperature.
Why Gond Laddus in Winter?
Natural Immunity Boosters: The ingredients in Gond Laddus are known for their immunity-boosting properties. They help in fighting off winter colds and infections.
Energy Reservoir: Winters can sometimes feel draining. Gond Laddus are an excellent source of energy, keeping you active and revitalized.
Joint Protection: The cold weather can be tough on joints. The ghee and gond in these laddus help in lubricating and strengthening them.
Digestive Aid: With the richness of ghee and fiber from wheat, these laddus can aid in digestion, which is often sluggish during winters.
Warming Effect: The ingredients used in Gond Laddus have a warming effect on the body, making them perfect for the chilly weather.
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Enjoying Gond Laddus
At Desilea, our Gond Laddus are made with the utmost care and quality ingredients, ensuring you get the authentic taste and health benefits. I prefer eating one every day for breakfast. I mean why not! It keeps me full for a longer time. And such an easy breakfast throughout the winter. Swap your sweet cravings with a couple of bites of these healthy laddus. You can eat it as a mid-day snack too. They are best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea, coffee or milk. Remember, moderation is key as they are quite rich in content.
WHO CAN CONSUME GOND LADDUS?
The beauty of these homemade laddus is that kids and adults can enjoy them equally. If you don’t have any dietary restrictions, I recommend you consume one laddu a day throughout the cold and flu season.
These laddus are very beneficial for new mothers just after delivery. It helps to strengthen their bones and helps to heal internally.
Gond Laddus are not just a treat but a winter essential in many Indian households. They embody the wisdom of traditional cooking and the understanding of the body’s needs during different seasons. This winter, embrace the warmth and health benefits of these delightful laddus.
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