Kangina: A clay refrigerator that keeps grapes fresh for 6 months
Kabul: Afghanistan produces the best grapes in the world, but they deteriorate rapidly due to lack of electricity and refrigeration. One solution to this problem is part of Afghan civilization itself in the form of Kangina. It is made of clay into a flying saucer-shaped round box in which the grapes remain fresh for six months.
Kangina’s journey is very old and interesting. Grape enthusiasts are willing to pay a high price in the off-season, which is why Afghanistan’s indigenous refrigerator, Kangina, is needed. It is made of clay with a plate-like structure and covered with grapes. The kangina is then dried. After drying, it is kept in a cool, dry and dark place. You can also liken the guinea pig to a swollen cake, or a flying saucer.