Trying A Healthy Sugar Drink And Other Fun At Zee London Mela In Gunnersbury Park – Sunday 3 September

I really enjoyed my visit to the colourful Zee London Mela in Gunnersbury Park last Sunday.  The Mela is a great place to experience a heady dose of South Asian creativity and culture as well as trying an exciting range freshly prepared food and drink.

Zee London Mela Cuisine
Zee London Mela Cuisine

Had some lovely sugar cane juice at the Team Kaveet stall.  As I haven’t come across this drink outside Asia it was a great opportunity to try it.  It’s really refreshing and I think tastes a little bit like a mild sweet apple juice.  The juice from the cane is extracted using a special press.

Zee London Mela

Being a sugar drink, I was surprised to find out that as it’s unrefined sugar and contains no simple sugars it has a relatively low glycemic index (the effect carbohydrate has on blood glucose levels) which keeps the body’s metabolism healthy and helps maintain a health body weight.  Approximately one teaspoonful of raw sugar contains only 11 calories – just as well as I had 2 glasses!

Zee London Mela

It’s a shame that the weather was a bit wet this year but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the dancers.

Zee London Mela – Dancing
Zee London Mela Dancing

Zee London Mela is good value – being completely free to get in – and a great place to spend a few hours.  I am already looking forward to next year and hoping for better weather then!

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