Sweet-loving Bengalis have a little something to cheer about in COVID-19 time as the West Bengal governing administration made a decision to occur out with a “sandesh” which will incorporate honey from Sundarbans and increase immunity, an official mentioned on Sunday.
Cotton cheese created from cow milk will be combined with pure honey from the Sunderbans to prepare the “Arogya Sandesh” which will also have extracts of tulsi leaves, an formal of the Animal Means Advancement Office instructed PTI.
No artificial flavours would be added to the sweetmeat which will be available in the department’s outlets in the metropolis and neighbouring districts, he explained.
The sandesh will enhance the immune method as a total but it is not a COVID-19 antidote, the formal claimed.
Sunderbans Affairs Minister Manturam Pakhira stated the honey for making Arogya Sandesh will be collected from beehives in sites this kind of as Pirkhali, Jharkhali and other areas of the Sunderbans and it will be stored in a scientific fashion.
The sandesh is anticipated to hit the shelves in another two months and the pricing will be within just the access of the typical person, the animal resources progress department formal claimed.
Previously this thirty day period, a reputed sweetmeat chain of Kolkata arrived out with an “Immunity Sandesh” saying that it incorporates numerous herbs and spices these types of as haldi (turmeric), tulsi, saffron, and cardamom and Himalayan honey, which will boost immunity to battle novel coronavirus.