Production of traditional Turkish mesir paste
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Known today for its healing and nutritive characteristics, mesir paste was produced for the first time in Manisa in the 16(th) century during the Ottoman era. Water, sugar, citric acid and a variety of spices are used for the production of mesir paste. It is also determined that mesir paste has an effective role in prevention or retardation of some diseases. In this review, traditional production of mesir paste, its chemical properties and effects on health were explained.