Kozinaki is a Georgian delicacy, which came to taste to many sweet teeth in our country. We used to see on the shelves in the stores kozinaki with seeds or sesame, but at home they are made from walnuts with honey and served for the New Year. To date, the varieties of kozinaki are a huge amount: you can find a delicacy with pine nuts, pistachios, peanuts, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, berries, fruits, oatmeal, chocolate. Kozinaki, if they are made from natural ingredients, are very useful: they contain a large amount of vitamins and minerals.
What is useful kozinaki?
Kozinaki differ from other sweets in their unique chemical composition, which does not contain preservatives, chemical fillers, animal fats and proteins, etc. Georgian delicacy is a real salvation for people who are on a diet and cannot eat their usual sweets. In the kozinaki there are all the vitamins necessary for our body (B, PP, E, K and A). Among the minerals can be distinguished iodine, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, calcium, etc.
Thanks to honey, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is a good antiseptic, kozinaki can improve blood quality, speed up the metabolism, remove toxins, toxins and other harmful substances from the body, rejuvenate the internal organs. The delicacy has a beneficial effect on the mobility and strength of the joints, improves brain activity and starts the work of the heart with a new force. It is believed that kozinaki have a positive effect on male potency.
Nuts are a source of fiber, which stimulates intestinal motility, accelerates metabolism, improves digestion in general and prevents harmful cholesterol from being absorbed into the intestinal wall. If kozinaki are made of walnuts, they are able to prevent nervous breakdowns, strengthen the human immune system well and block progressive heart disease. It is also interesting that these nuts help to lower blood pressure, restore normal liver function, relieve fatigue and strengthen muscles.
In the case of the production of kozinaki from sesame seeds, their properties vary somewhat. Such a treat prevents joint diseases, normalizes blood pressure and removes harmful substances from the body. Sunflower seed kozinaki is made from sunflower seeds and molasses. Their benefit is the presence of unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin B6, which is a good prevention for atherosclerosis and skin diseases.
Thus, the nutritional value and benefits of kozinaki varies depending on the components that make up their composition.
Kozinaki: harmful properties of the product
But do not think that this delicacy is extremely useful. First, it negatively affects tooth enamel, destroying it. The fact is that kozinaki represent a fairly solid mass, so you need to put a lot of effort into cracking it. After eating treats, dentists advise you to thoroughly brush your teeth and rinse your mouth to get rid of the remnants of the sweet syrup. Secondly, Georgian sweetness is contraindicated for diabetics, since it contains a lot of sugar. Exceptions in this case are only dietary kozinaki, consisting of dried fruits, honey, raisins, nuts and seeds. Do not forget to pay attention to the shelf life, because only fresh delicacy brings benefits.
People who are inclined to be overweight should minimize eating kozinaki. Pay special attention, if you are allergic to honey or nuts, you can not eat kozinaki! As for the calorie content of kozinaki, then 100 g of the product contains about 530 kcal.
Interestingly, many housewives prefer to independently prepare the Georgian delicacy, to be 100% confident in their natural composition. So, take 500 grams of any nuts (walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, pine, etc.) and 500 ml of honey. If you want to get a very sweet dish, you can add a few spoons of sugar (but do not overdo it). Chop the nuts and fry in a dry frying pan. Heat the honey in a saucepan and wait for it to boil. When it boils, cool it and do the same manipulation 2 times. You have a thick honey syrup, in which add roasted nuts, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Then put the honey-nut mixture on the board and roll out with a rolling pin. Cut the mass into equal pieces and can serve kozinaki to the table.
Kozinaki is a useful delicacy that came to our country from Georgia. Their natural composition and excellent taste immediately won many fans of sweets in Russia. But be careful, because kozinaki are quite hard in consistency, and this can cause damage to the tooth enamel. In the case when store kozinaki do not cause you confidence, you can buy nuts, dried fruits, honey and make yourself a tasty and healthy delicacy.