Sweet Sujukh (Sharots), Also Known As Armenian “Snickers” - An Iconic Armenian Traditional Walnut Candy
Got sweet tooth? While touring in Armenia, treat yourself with our special sweet - the Armenian Sweet Sujukh! These long sausage-shaped candies feature threaded walnut halves, coated in caramel-resembling mixture of cooked grape juice, molasses, sugar, all purpose flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, ground clove, and water.
First, the walnuts strung on long strings, and then they are repeatedly dipped in thick molasses of grapes, apricots or pomegranates depending upon your choices. Then the sausage-shaped candy, resembling a shiny brown marble necklace, hung to air dry. Whether eaten fresh or after months of storage, the Sweet Sujukh tastes delicious!
Since Sweet Sujukh is made from 100% natural products, it’s highly rich in fructose and glucose, proteins, phenolic and nitrogenous substances, vitamins, vegetable fats, and organic acids.
Sweet Sujukh contains low sodium quantity, and it has no cholesterol or bad fats and is an excellent source for providing manganese to the body.
Research also proves that Walnuts are a great source of energy and they are beneficial for the health of our brain. It boosts and improves human memory and neuronal effects and cognition and other effects related to the inflammation and oxidation stress.
Walnuts provide a rich amount of Omega fatty acids which:
✅ helps in lowering and maintaining blood pressure
✅ helps in reducing triglycerides
✅ Omega fatty acids minimize the chance of heart attack and stroke
✅ reduces the speed of the development of the plaque in the arteries
Grape juice in Sweet Sujukh is the biggest source of potassium and antioxidants. Thus:
✅ it reduces and minimizes the chances of chronic diseases
✅ it contains beta-carotene, which is an essential component that improves the skin and reduces the aging factor in the human body
✅ it contains resveratrol that improves the circulation of blood by flexing the arteries
✅ flavinoid - a compound found in grapes, helps in boosting the immune system and is anti-inflammatory. It also helps in keeping our heart healthy
The farmers market Gumi Shuka, or GUM Market, is a large popular indoor market in Yerevan, Armenia, that tourists can visit any day and buy the best quality Sweet Sujukh. The market is within an easy 15 minutes walk from the Republic Square just past the Cathedral of Saint Gregory the Illuminator.
The market is a very colorful, fragrant and busy place, packed with hundreds of stalls of farmers. Every merchant will grab you and make you taste these specialties. The prices are reasonable and people are very friendly.
Visiting the Gumi Shuka Market is on the itinerary of our many tours. Otherwise, get in touch with us, and we will gladly assist you for your shopping trip to Gumi Shuka. For more information, please visit our TOURS page or contact us at email@example.com