Fruit Herbs

Jujube Fruit / Unab

English Name: Jujube Fruit

Botanical Name: Ziziphus Jujuba

Local Name: Unab

Product Description

Jujube fruit, scientifically known as Ziziphus jujuba, is a small, sweet, and nutritious fruit that grows on the jujube tree, also known as the Chinese date or red date tree. This fruit-bearing plant is native to China but is now cultivated in various regions around the world, including the Middle East, India, and southern Europe.

Jujube fruit is typically small and round, resembling a date or an olive. It can vary in color from green to yellow to red or dark purplish-black, depending on the variety and ripeness. The fruit has a sweet, apple-like flavor with a slightly chewy texture. When dried, jujubes become wrinkled and chewy, similar to dates, and are often referred to as Chinese dates.

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Dry Lemon / Leemun

English Name: Dry Lemon

Botanical Name: Citrus Limon

Local Name: Leemun

Product Description

Dry lemon, also known as dried lemon or dehydrated lemon, is a citrus fruit that has been subjected to a drying process to remove its moisture content. This preservation method allows the lemon to be stored for a longer period while retaining its flavor and nutritional value.

To make dry lemon, fresh lemons are typically sliced thinly or cut into wedges, and then they are dehydrated either through sun drying, air drying, or using specialized food dehydrators. The drying process removes the water content, leaving behind concentrated lemon flavor and aroma.

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Phali Kikar / Leemun

English Name: Phali Kikar

Botanical Name: Acacia Karoo

Local Name: Phali Kikar

Product Description

Acacia karoo, commonly known as the Sweet Thorn or Karoo Thorn, is a thorn tree native to Southern Africa. It is a prominent and valuable species in the region’s ecosystems. This acacia species is recognized for its distinctive flattened crown, dark bark, and sharp thorns.

One of the significant benefits of Acacia karoo is its role in preventing soil erosion. Its extensive root system helps bind the soil together, making it crucial in stabilizing landscapes, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions. The tree is well-adapted to survive in dry environments, making it an essential component of the unique flora of the Karoo region.

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Juniper Berries / Haubair

English Name: Juniper Berries

Botanical Name: Juniperus

Local Name: Haubair

Product Description

Juniper berries are the small, round cones of the juniper tree, scientifically known as Juniperus communis. Despite their name, these “berries” are not true berries but are actually seed cones with a fleshy and merged cone scale, giving them a berry-like appearance. Juniper trees are evergreen conifers that belong to the cypress family, Cupressaceae.

These berries are typically bluish-black in color, although some varieties can be green or reddish when immature. They have a strong, distinct flavor that is both piney and slightly citrusy. Juniper berries are used as a spice in various culinary applications, particularly in European cuisine. They are a key ingredient in flavoring gin, providing it with its characteristic taste, and are also used to enhance the flavors of meats, sauces, marinades, and pickled dishes.

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Amla Dried / Amla Khush

English Name: Amla Dried

Botanical Name: Phyllanthus Emblica

Local Name: Amla Khush

Product Description

Amla, scientifically known as Emblica officinalis or Indian gooseberry, is a highly nutritious fruit that has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for its various health benefits. When amla is dried, it undergoes a preservation process where its moisture content is removed, resulting in a condensed and shelf-stable form of the fruit.

Dried amla, also known as amla powder or dried Indian gooseberry, is a popular ingredient in traditional medicine and culinary applications. In Ayurveda, dried amla is believed to have potent antioxidant properties, and it is often used in herbal formulations to boost the immune system, aid digestion, and promote overall well-being. It is also rich in vitamin C, making it valuable for skin health and as a natural immunity booster.

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Bael Fruit / Belgiri

English Name: Bael Fruit

Botanical Name: Aegle Marmelos

Local Name: Belgiri

Product Description

Bael fruit, scientifically known as Aegle marmelos, is a tropical fruit native to India and widely cultivated in other parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Also known as wood apple, it is a fruit from the bael tree, which is considered sacred in Hinduism and has significant cultural and religious importance.

The bael fruit has a hard, woody shell that needs to be cracked open to reveal the aromatic, sticky, and fibrous pulp inside. The pulp is surrounded by numerous seeds and has a unique, sweet taste, often described as a blend of citrus and floral notes. It is often consumed fresh or used to make refreshing beverages, juices, jams, and desserts.

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Black Myrobolan / Harrar Siah

English Name: Black Myrobolan

Botanical Name: Terminalia Chebula

Local Name: Harrar Siah

Product Description

Black myrobalan, scientifically known as Terminalia chebula, is a tree native to Southeast Asia, particularly in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Also known as “Haritaki” in Ayurvedic medicine, it is a member of the Combretaceae family.

The fruit of the black myrobalan tree is small, round, and dark in color, resembling a plum. It has a bitter and astringent taste and is used both in traditional medicine and culinary applications. In Ayurveda, black myrobalan is highly regarded for its medicinal properties. It is believed to have digestive, rejuvenating, and detoxifying effects, making it a key ingredient in various Ayurvedic formulations.

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Green Myrobolan / Harrar Sabz

English Name: Green Myrobolan

Botanical Name: Terminalia Chebula

Local Name: Harrar Sabz

Product Description

Green myrobalan, scientifically known as Terminalia chebula, is a species of tree belonging to the Combretaceae family. Also known as “Haritaki” in Ayurvedic medicine, it is native to South Asia, particularly found in countries like India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

The green myrobalan tree produces small, greenish-yellow fruit, which is spherical and wrinkled when ripe. It has a bitter and astringent taste. In traditional medicine, green myrobalan holds a revered place due to its wide array of health benefits. It is used in various Ayurvedic formulations for its digestive, rejuvenating, and detoxifying properties.

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