This is a Vegetarian product.
- Medicinal Herb: Chuk De Gond Katira is the sap of the thorny shrub tragacanth. It is viscous, odourless, and tasteless. The gum is majorly produced in Iran and also has extensive use in Persian medicine. A cooling agent, the gum is used in making Shakes and Sharbat.
- Cooking Ingredient: Gond Katira is often used in drinks, processed cheese, salad coverings, food dressings and different puddings as it is tasty and has cooling properties. As a thickener, it is used in sauces, confections, and ice creams.
- Nutritional Value: The tragacanth gum is known to be rich in calcium and magnesium. It contains approximately 3% of protein along with alkaloids. It is often used in Indian households to make ladoos that are fed to lactating mothers.
- How to Consume: Soak a small piece of gond katira in water for a couple of hours. The gum swells up and looks like crushed ice. It can be drunk with lemon juice and cold water. You can also add sugar as gond is tasteless.