Lavashak or fruit leather is made of different fruits and is a traditional Iranian snack. It is simply fruit dried and mixed with water in order to make Lavashak. In the old days, people mashed fruits and dried them under the sun and that is how Lavashak was first made. During that time, different combinations of fruit and additives have been used to make Lavashak.
What are the ingredients of Lavashak?
Each brand is a little different but the main ingredient to make Persian fruit leather is fruit and water. You can make Lavashak with any fleshy fruit. You can even mix several kinds of fruit and get a brand new flavors. The other ingredient is salt. Salt is added both for giving Lavashak a rich taste and also to prolong its storage time.
What is Persian fruit leather good for?
Lavashak is a good snack for everyone and it’s usually popular with kids. Depending on the fruit it is made of, Lavashak can have different effects on health. For instance, barberries are good to control blood sugar and blood pressure and the fruit leather made of barberries has the same effects. Lavashak is high in fibre, therefore it plays a great role in digestive health. It is also an antioxidant.