Traditional Ottoman sherbet health benefits
Along with its refreshing taste, Ottoman sherbet health benefits including helping to lower cholesterol, weight management and regulating blood pressure. It makes skin smoother and is very effective in removing radiation from the body. Sherbet is a blend of many fruits and spices, which makes it a remarkable antioxidant, as well. The delicious beverage also made at home using syrups or from ingredients such as lemon- and orange-blossom extract.
Sherbet and fruit compotes regularly accompanied Ottoman meals, especially during Ramadan’s fast-breaking meal, iftar. On hot summer days, sherbets served to guests as refreshments and consumed by lactating women to boost milk production. These drinks also served daily, especially with coffee. Today, sherbet mostly served in crystal bowls for ceremonial occasions across Turkey, such as the holy month of Ramadan.
Sherbets drunk in place of water and used as medicine in the Ottoman Empire and also served with crystal goblets. Their sale price and service style determined by legal codes.