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Lemonade

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Lemonade (Limonata)

IngredientsMeasureAmount
Sugar1 cup180 gr
Water7 1/2 cup1.5 kg
Lemon rind2 teaspoon5 gr
Mint leaves (fresh)10-15 sprigs10-15 gr
Lemon6 medium size600 gr

Preparation

Dissolve sugar in water completely stirring occasionally. Reserve 1 tablespoon. Rub lemon rind and 6-8 mint leaves with reserved sugar until all flavor is extracted (or pound lemon rind, mint leaves and sugar in a porcelain mortar). Stir in sugar solution; strain. Squeeze lemons to get juice. Combine with sugar solution. Chill and serve in long glasses garnished with mint leaves.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy173 cal
Protein0,7 g
Fat0,2 g
Carbohydrates45,2 g
Calcium17,7 mg
Iron0,5 mg
Phosphorus10 mg
Zinc0,1 mg
Sodium1 mg
Vitamin A139 iu
Thiamine0,02 mg
Riboflavin0,02 mg
Niacin0,07 mg
Vitamin C32 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

A favorite summer drink offered for guests on hot days. It is usually served with cookies. In small towns and counties "Lemonade" is offered for guests at wedding parties with wedding cake and cookies.