Among the best Anatolian dessert and the most famous in the world is lokum, which is known in Turkish as "lokum". Although there are many myths about the beginning of the emergence of lokum, most historians agree that it originated in the Ottoman palace. Some legends say that this sweets were invented to help those who have a greedy food among the palace residents to digest, while other myths say that the Sultan asked to make a color of sweets to maintain harmony between the harem of his wives. The author of "History of Turkish Sweets" explains that lokum, as we know it today, did not exist in the seventeenth century. Its original name "Rahat Al Delkum" means freshening the throat, and it used to make dessert. Later on, its name was changed to Rahat Lokum, and finally Lokum only. For centuries Westerners have questioned the secret recipe for this dessert. Dessert consists of a few main ingredients: starch, sugar, water, and lemon juice. When sugar began to be produced, it replaced honey
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