Mouth Freshener

Why Mukhwas is the perfect addition to festive celebrations?

Posted on: August 2nd, 2022 06:41 PM

Have you ever been to an Indian festival or a party and noticed people enjoying this sweet and delicious refreshment? Well, we are talking about our traditional mouth freshener, mukhwas. Mouth freshener has a rich history in Indian culture, helping many generations with fresh breath. It is made from a variety of sweeteners, seeds and spices and has a strong yet sweet flavour. Mukhwas is often eaten after meals to cleanse the palate and freshen the breath. 

Mukhwas are used to take care of your mouth with a refreshing burst of flavour that's guaranteed to leave you feeling happy and fresh!  It is not just used to freshen your breath but also to offer hospitality and let people know that you are willing to go out of your way to make their day better. Mukhwas can be made from different flavours, including cinnamon, clove, cardamom or peppermint.

The significance of mukhwas in Indian culture is immense, so it is only natural that there are many different recipes with which it can be consumed.

Mukhwas and Festivals:

Mukhwas is a mouth freshener which is an integral part of our Indian culture. Mukhwas are not just a regular refreshment in India but also a cultural symbol that has always been associated with festivals like Holi, Diwali and Eid. They are often given as a gift during festivals and celebrations, also used as a prasad (offering) in temples.

Here are some amazing varieties of Mukhwas that go perfectly with a few popular Indian festivals.

  • You can celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets with Mukhwas made from a delicious blend of coated Fennel seeds, sugar, salt, and watermelon seeds. It is popularly known as Maharaja Mix Mukhwas
  • For the festival of colours, something zesty and exciting like salted Gotli(mango seed) is a perfect choice.
  • For breaking the fast during Ramadan, there’s nothing better than the royal flavour of Rajasahi Mukhwas. Its sweet and satisfying flavour is perfect in every sense. 
  • Pachak Mukhwas (digestive) is perfect for every festival. Along with keeping your mouth fresh, this mukhwas also helps in better digestion after a heavy feast.
  • Mukhwas made with flax seeds should be your priority during the winter season. Festivals like Makar Sankranti, Lohri, and Christmas are ideal for reaping the benefits of Alsi Mukhwas. (flax seeds)
  • Sesame seed Mukhwas is perfect for both hot and cold seasons. It can be relished as roasted and can also be combined with other ingredients. 

Is eating Mukhwas beneficial?

Mukhwas is the most popular after-meal nibble in India. The benefits of Mukhwas aren’t limited to its good taste perfect for festive celebrations, but it is also helpful in varied ways too. Mukhwas is said to have a number of benefits.

Let’s look at a few of the many benefits of eating Mukhwas.

  • Refreshing experience. 

Mukhwas is the best for keeping your mouth and breath fresh all day long. The spices in mukhwas can let you feel the freshness. 

  • Enhances oral health.

 The act of chewing helps to stimulate saliva production, which is important for keeping the mouth moist and healthy. Chewing mukhwas can also help to massage the gums and remove plaque from the teeth.

  • Helps in getting clean teeth.

Chewing food often makes your teeth dirty but Mukhwas helps in getting clear teeth. Chewing Mukhwas enhances saliva production. Saliva also contains enzymes that help to break down food particles and prevent tooth decay.

  • Helps in proper digestion.

Eating Mukhwas clears the digestive tract and improves gut health. Better digestion also helps in losing weight.

Summing it up:
The exciting taste of Mukhwa is perfect to end the festive meals on a delicious note. No matter what ingredients are used, Mukhwas are always refreshing and delicious. So next time you're looking for a mouth freshener, be sure to try some Re:fresh Mukhwas!


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