Candy From Heaven

Mann il-Sima

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    25 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Mann il-sima (heavenly sent manna) is today an exclusively Iraqi candy made with manna, an ingredient mentioned in the Bible and the Qur’an as food sent by God to the people of Israel during their wanderings in the Sinai Desert. We know from The Assyrian Herbal, a monograph on Assyrian plant-based drugs, that oak-like trees growing in northern Mesopotamia, near modern-day Mosul and Sulaymaniyya, provided manna, which the ancients made into a paste, ate for food,