Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Selling Nellikkai…

A street sellers cart is full of Amla (Nellikkai), an Indian gooseberry that is eaten raw or cooked into various dishes or even used in traditional Ayurvedic and unani medicines due to its medicinal properties. The fruit also called as Amalaki is among the most important medicinal plants in the Ayurvedic materia medica.

4 comments:

RNSANE Tue Nov 17, 02:17:00 PM GMT+5:30  

These look very plentiful! I didn't taste them when I was in India twelve years ago. Are they sweet like plums?

B SQUARED Tue Nov 17, 08:14:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Never herd of them before. I will have to look for them in our specialty stores.

In Three Rivers, Michigan Tue Nov 17, 10:56:00 PM GMT+5:30  

They look very large, compared to the fruit we call gooseberries in the US. Or perhaps the wheel on the cart is very small? A nice photograph.
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travelingjoan Wed Nov 18, 09:58:00 AM GMT+5:30  

The berries look big, I thought they were apples until I looked closer! Do they taste sweet?
Very attractive photo!