Mother, black grass jelly is often sold during the fasting month as ice or mixed drinks for the takjil menu. It turns out that making black grass jelly is very easy, you know, Mother. So, you can make it yourself at home.
Did you know, black grass jelly is not only a typical drink of the fasting month in Indonesia. Black grass jelly is also a traditional drink in other Asian countries, you know, such as Singapore and China. There, black grass jelly is believed to have medicinal properties, Mother.
Black grass jelly is made from plant leaves Mesona palustris, which are picked and allowed to dry. Once dry, the leaves will be boiled until they form a thick gel to which starch is added. Well, from there it will produce food in the form of jelly which is often called black grass jelly, Mother.
For presentation, usually black grass jelly will be cut into squares. Kemudin is served as an iced drink along with various other ingredients such as fresh fruit, Mom. The texture of black grass jelly is very thick and thick and has a distinctive smell.
Not only refreshing as a takjil menu when breaking the fast, consuming black grass jelly is also healthy, Mom. Because black grass jelly contains flavonoids that can help improve intestinal health and fight intestinal diseases, prevent diarrhea, and protect against canker sores and heartburn.
The biggest health benefits of black grass jelly come from its antioxidant properties, Mother. Well, these antioxidants can also help control blood sugar, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, and can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
Seeing the many health benefits of black grass jelly, you don’t need to hesitate anymore to serve black grass jelly ice as takjil for your family at home. How to make it practical, Mother. In fact, without having to add fresh fruit is also good you know.
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Want to know the recipe for black grass jelly ice, Mother? Here’s a recipe for black grass jelly ice that has been quoted from the book Cold and Fresh Drink Creations by Wahyuni Mulyawati. Let’s see the recipe, Mother.
Black Cincau Ice Recipe
- 250 gr black cincau, cut into cubes
- 1 pack basil (ready to use)
- Pandan syrup / vanilla to taste
- Ice cubes as needed
How to make:
- Place the pieces of grass jelly and basil into a serving glass.
- Add syrup and ice cubes. Serve.
That’s the recipe for black grass jelly ice. Good luck, Mom.
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