A popular fruit that is candied is apple, apricot, gooseberry (amla), mango, plum, quince which can be preserved for long periods both as a wet murabba and a dry version, and is said to have medicinal properties. It is widely used in Indian traditional and folk medicine.
Murraba in Caucasus is made of strawberries, cherries and local fruits. When the Georgians travelled to India, they adapted the recipe to use the local mango, which became a traditional favorite of the Gujaratis over the years. Georgians make murraba once a season and fill their pantries with bottled murraba.
Murabba (jam) is the main dessert at Azerbaijan's table, which is served at every tea party. Besides all these, murabba is used for treating colds. Such kinds of murabba as dogwood, blackberries, currants, rich with vitamin C in the Azerbaijani houses usually serve as the first aid during the flu.