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Nannari is a medicinal root herb that is most effective in cooling the body in summer, when mixed with lime juice and palm sugar. The herb has a brown exterior and a whitish interior which exudes an astringent flavour and a pleasant odour. Nannari syrup or concentrate is created by extracting the properties of the root through a process of steam distillation and then mixing it with varying proportions of citric acid, water and sugar.
How to select
• Nannari syrup is not readily available commercially.
• Health food stores or ayurvedic shops might house these speciality syrups.
• The syrup can be purchased online as well.
• If purchasing it commercially ensure that the seal is unbroken.
• Please read the manufacturing and expiry dates to ensure maximum product freshness.
• To make a delicious sherbet, dilute 50ml of nannari syrup with 145ml of cold water and a tsp. of fresh lime juice.
• When added to jaljeera or soda, nannari syrup makes for a refreshing fizzy drink.
How to store
• It is best stored in a cool, dark place.
• Ensure your nannari syrup is placed in coloured bottles and kept away from sunlight.
• Homemade nannari syrup may be kept in the refrigerator and used for the months of summer.