CHRIST’S THORN , SOUR CHERRIES , VITAMIN C and NOSTALGIA

Enchanted Forests

As mentioned in several earlier posts, India is a treasure trove. All you need to do is LOOK.

While hunting for THE ROOTS OF INDIA  ( do see my earlier post titled EXOTIC ANCIENT ROOTS) in the local vegetable market , I discovered a fruit which used to grow in my grandfathers estate called “CHAMPA” . I was overwhelmed as I  was transported  back in time  to the 1960s.

The “Karonda”  is a  sour fruit  when raw and  grows on bushes with sharp-pointed thorns ( hence the name CHRIST’S THORN) . It turns into a beautiful plum coloured fruit when ripe..

It is loaded with Iron and  Vitamin C and has many medicinal applications. Please check out on Google.

Unfortunately the Karonda  or as i call them SOUR CHERRIES are now an exotic fruit and  rarely seen or heard of. They are…

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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