Sweet-loving Bengalis have a little something to cheer about in COVID-19 time as the West Bengal federal government made a decision to appear out with a “sandesh” which will include honey from Sundarbans and improve immunity, an formal said on Sunday.
Cotton cheese designed from cow milk will be combined with pure honey from the Sunderbans to put together the “Arogya Sandesh” which will also have extracts of tulsi leaves, an formal of the Animal Sources Enhancement Department informed PTI.
No synthetic flavours would be included to the sweetmeat which will be readily available in the department’s retailers in the metropolis and neighbouring districts, he claimed.
The sandesh will raise the immune system as a total but it is not a COVID-19 antidote, the official mentioned.
Sunderbans Affairs Minister Manturam Pakhira claimed the honey for producing Arogya Sandesh will be gathered from beehives in destinations this kind of as Pirkhali, Jharkhali and other sections of the Sunderbans and it will be stored in a scientific method.
The sandesh is predicted to strike the cabinets in a different two months and the pricing will be within just the access of the frequent man, the animal methods advancement office formal explained.
Previously this month, a reputed sweetmeat chain of Kolkata came out with an “Immunity Sandesh” declaring that it is made up of many herbs and spices this sort of as haldi (turmeric), tulsi, saffron, and cardamom and Himalayan honey, which will boost immunity to fight novel coronavirus.