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Wood Apple - Elephant Apple Seeds (Limonia acidissima)

Wood Apple - Elephant Apple Seeds (Limonia acidissima)

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Wood Apple - Elephant Apple Seeds (Limonia acidissima)

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Wood apple is a large tree growing to 9 metres (30 ft) tall, with rough, spiny bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets, each leaflet 25–35 mm long and 10–20 mm broad, with a citrus-scent when crushed. The fruit is a berry 5–9 cm diameter, and may be sweet or sour. It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and

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Wood Apple - Elephant Apple Seeds (Limonia acidissima)

Price for Package of 5 seeds.

Wood apple is a large tree growing to 9 metres (30 ft) tall, with rough, spiny bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets, each leaflet 25–35 mm long and 10–20 mm broad, with a citrus-scent when crushed. The fruit is a berry 5–9 cm diameter, and may be sweet or sour. It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and contains sticky brown pulp and small white seeds. The fruit looks similar in appearance to the Bael fruit (Aegle marmelos).

 

Nutritional Value of Wood Apples

(per 100g edible portion)

Energy 134.0 kcal

Protein    7.1 g

Fat  3.7 g

Carbohydrates 18.1 g

Calcium  130.0 mg

Phosphorus   110.0 mg

Iron 61.0 ug

Carotene 40.0 ug

Thiamine  170.0 ug

Vit .C    3.0 ug

 

Health Benefits of Wood Apples

Good for Digestion

Blood Cleanser

Prevention of  Scurvy

Good for Diabetic Patients

Relief from Respiratory Problems

Energy Booster

Good for Kidney Conditions

Liver Health

Cure Snakebites

Protection Against

WIKIPEDIA:

Limonia acidissima is the only species within the monotypic genus Limonia. It is native to the Indomalaya ecozone to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and in Indochinese ecoregion east to Java and the Malesia ecoregion. Common names for the species in English include wood-apple and elephant-apple. It is reputed for its medicinal properties.

 

Limonia acidissima is a large tree growing to 9 metres (30 ft) tall, with rough, spiny bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets, each leaflet 25–35 mm long and 10–20 mm broad, with a citrus-scent when crushed. The fruit is a berry 5–9 cm diameter, and may be sweet or sour. It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and contains sticky brown pulp and small white seeds. The fruit looks similar in appearance to the Bael fruit (Aegle marmelos).

 

Uses

The fruit is used to make a fruit juice with astringent properties and jams. Its leaves also have medicinal properties and are considered auspicious to be offered to Lord Shiva in pujas. A majority of the Hindu temples will have a sacred tree with in its compound and is known as the sthala vriksha.

 

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Organic Seeds ?
Organic Seeds : Yes
HEIRLOOM ?
Yes
Handpicked seeds ?
Handpicked seeds : Yes
Perennial ?
Perennial plant : Yes
Edible?
Edible: Yes
Medicinal Plant?
Medicinal Plant: Yes

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